News for 14 Apr 2017
14.04.2017 Statement: Release Political Prisoner Dzmitry Paliyenka
Joint statement of Belarus human rights organizations
14.04.2017 Expert Conclusion on Prosecution of Dzmitry Paliyenka
We learnt that on April 7, 2017 the Zavodski district court of Minsk considered the file of the body supervising behavior of the convicted (most likely it was the police department of the Zavodski district) and overturned the suspension of enforcement of the penalty imposed on the civil activist Dzmitry Paliyenka. He is to be sent to the correctional colony to serve a term of deprivation of freedom for one year and a half (including the time he has already stayed under arrest before the trial in 2016).
14.04.2017 Human Rights Watch Report on March Events in Belarus
The international organization Human Rights Watch has recently published a monitoring report on mass arrests and beatings of protesters, journalists and human rights defenders on the Liberty Day.
14.04.2017 UN HRC Finds Violation of the Rights of the Abducted Politician Yury Zakharanka
The Committee on Human Rights of the UN considered the individual complaint from the politician’s mother Uliyana Zakharanka and his daughter Alena filed in 2014. Finally, the Committee ruled that the rights of the disappeared politician and of his relatives have been violated. The decision was sent on April 11 to the lawyers of the Belarusian Documentation Center, who reported it at a press conference on April 13.