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Court of cassation confirms ban on Ales Bialiatski’s book

31.03.2014 Court of cassation confirms ban on Ales Bialiatski’s book

On March 31, the Hrodna Regional Court upheld the decision to ban Ales Bialiatski’s book “Asvechanyia Belarushchynai” (“Enlightened by Belarusian Issue”), having considered a cassation appeal by human rights defender Tatsiana Reviaka.

Valiantsin Stefanovich: “We will go back to debate on restricted access to spring96.org website”

21.02.2014 Valiantsin Stefanovich: “We will go back to debate on restricted access to spring96.org website”

Deputy Chairman of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" Valiantsin Stefanovich sent a private complaint to the Board of Civil Cases of the Minsk City Court to challenge a decision of the Tsentralny District Court of Minsk, who dismissed his lawsuit against blacklisting Viasna’s website.

Activist trying to protect Statkevich from censorship

25.11.2013 Activist trying to protect Statkevich from censorship

Leanid Haravy, member of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada) and an activist of the Movement "For Freedom" from the town of Haradok, wrote a complaint against the administration prison No. 4 in Mahiliou concerning its attempts to restrict Mikalai Statkevich’s rights to correspondence.

Examination of the prohibited book by Ales Bialiatski abolished by the State Customs Committee until... a new examination

13.11.2013 Examination of the prohibited book by Ales Bialiatski abolished by the State Customs Committee until... a new examination

The member of the Board of the HRC "Viasna" Tatsiana Reviaka received a response to her complaint from the State Customs Committee. She appealed against the violations of the customs officials of the Ashmiany Customs Office during the appointment of an expert examination of the book by Ales Bialiatski “Enlightened by the Belarusian issue” and the violations on the part of the “expert commission” which concluded that the book "could damage the image of the Republic of Belarus".

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