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Activist appeals unlawful detention and beating

09.11.2015 Activist appeals unlawful detention and beating

Andrei Kavalchuk, an opposition activist in Brest, has written to the Investigative Committee to complain about an incident of November 6, when he was detained by police officers and taken to the police station.

Critical blogger beaten by police, punished with heavy fine

15.10.2015 Critical blogger beaten by police, punished with heavy fine

Viktar Nikitsenka, a blogger writing for many independent media, including the Moscow office of Radio Liberty, Echo of Moscow and the website korrespondent.net, was detained and severely beaten by police officers on October 13 in Minsk.

Homieĺ resident complains of torture and humiliation by police

06.10.2015 Homieĺ resident complains of torture and humiliation by police

Disabled of the 2nd degree Dzianis Yauseyenka appeals the illegal actions of an employee of the Navabielicki District Police Department of Homieĺ Artsiom Siurtukou at the prosecutor's office and challenges the verdict of the Navabielicki District Court at the Homieĺ Regional Court.

Zhana Ptsishkina cannot get acquainted with resolution of Prosecutor General's Office regarding son's death

08.09.2015 Zhana Ptsishkina cannot get acquainted with resolution of Prosecutor General's Office regarding son's death

The mother of Ihar Ptsichkin, who died in prison in Valadarski Street in Minsk on August 4, 2013, has been seeking justice for a long time already, trying to establish the circumstances of the death of her son and bring to justice those guilty of the tragedy.

Accused in "graffiti case": During the arrest we were threatened that we would never get out of jail

04.09.2015 Accused in "graffiti case": During the arrest we were threatened that we would never get out of jail

Maksim Piakarski, a defendant in the "case of graffiti artists" told the Human Rights Center "Viasna" how the detention was held.

Suspects in case of Belarusian-language are neither charged, nor released

15.08.2015 Suspects in case of Belarusian-language are neither charged, nor released

At about 7 p.m. on August 14, the persons who had been detained in the case of Belarusian-language graffiti, were to have been either released or presented charges. However, neither of has happened.

Criminal proceedings for Belarusian-language graffiti, lawlessness of riot police (video, photos)

14.08.2015 Criminal proceedings for Belarusian-language graffiti, lawlessness of riot police (video, photos)

After 4 p.m. on August 11 in Minsk, people in black uniforms with guns and helmets broke into three different apartments. Young residents were knocked down to the floor. In one of the apartments they were kept on the floor for about an hour, and electric shockers were used towards them without any reasons.

Detained participants of punk concert near Minsk got released, violation reports sent back for revision

03.08.2015 Detained participants of punk concert near Minsk got released, violation reports sent back for revision

As reported by an organizer of the punk concert near Minsk, the detained participants of the concert were released and the violation reports against them were sent back to the police for revising.

Answer to appeal of Baranavičy human rights activist: riot police beat football fans, but acted lawfully

12.06.2015 Answer to appeal of Baranavičy human rights activist: riot police beat football fans, but acted lawfully

Human rights activist Siarhei Housha received a reply from the Police Department of Brest Regional Executive Committee, signed by its deputy head V. Maksimiuk.

Investigation into the death of Ihar Ptischkin in jail sent for new trial

04.06.2015 Investigation into the death of Ihar Ptischkin in jail sent for new trial

Zhana Ptsichkina has received an answer from the Office of Prosecutor General concerning the closure of the criminal case on the fact of death of her son Ihar Ptsichkin in remand prison No. 1 in Minsk.

Baranavičy activist claims that he was beaten by police

02.06.2015 Baranavičy activist claims that he was beaten by police

Baranavičy activist of "Young Front" Kiryl Luksha was beaten by the police after a protest action. He reported it through his accounts on social networking websites.

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