Rights of Homel activist violated by Belarusian authorities, says UN HR Committee

2010 2010-10-19T20:52:29+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

The UN Human Rights Committee has released its findings, condemning the violation of civil rights of Homel activist Uladzimer Katsora by the Belarusian authorities back in 2004, when the police seized 14,000 leaflets and fined the activist BYR 1,050,000, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.

The Committee believes that since Mr. Katsora was not member of any unregistered NGO, the sanctions used against him were illegal and violated Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

The UN Human Rights Committee’s recommendations call upon the Belarusian authorities to guarantee ‘the victim a efficient remedy, including full coverage of expenses and adequate compensation’, as well as ‘to restrain from similar violations in future.’


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