UN Human Rights Committee registers 127th complaint against Belarus government

2012 2012-03-22T15:38:15+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en https://spring96.org/files/images/sources/zaharanka_uras.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The UN Human Rights Committee has registered a complaint submitted by Homel activist of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party People’s Hramada Yuras Zakharanka.

Former election agent of presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich appeals his detention and 12-day arrest on charges of using foul language during the 2010 presidential election, www.gomelspring.org reports.

“Yury Zakharanka’s prosecution for disorderly conduct on the election day is absurd. It is as absurd that while the activist was serving his term at a detention center, the 5-day period for appealing the court ruling had expired. I cannot imagine how the government could justify such an outrage against his rights”, says Homel human rights lawyer Leanid Sudalenka.

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