News on the topic: political persecution

Leanid Autukhou sentenced to a fine

10.04.2015 Leanid Autukhou sentenced to a fine

The basis for the administrative cases considered by the Haradok District Court is a record in the book of complaints made by a member of the Belarusian Popular Front Party Leanid Autukhou.

Supervision over Eduard Lobau intensified

10.04.2015 Supervision over Eduard Lobau intensified

The former political prisoner Eduard Lobau is to return home before 8 p.m., and check in at the police department of Maskouski district every Thursday.

Yury Rubtsou is keeping hunger strike in solitary confinement

09.04.2015 Yury Rubtsou is keeping hunger strike in solitary confinement

As it became known to the Human Rights Centre "Viasna", the criminal case against Yury Rubtsou under Article 415 of the Criminal Code, "avoidance of serving punishment in the form of restriction of liberty", was instituted back on March 18.

Brest dweller accused of libeling Lukashenka sent to Nainki mental hospital

09.04.2015 Brest dweller accused of libeling Lukashenka sent to Nainki mental hospital

According to human rights activists, Mikhail Lukashevich is passing a psychiatric examination.

Mikalai Dziadok's appeal to be considered on April 30

09.04.2015 Mikalai Dziadok's appeal to be considered on April 30

The appeal of political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok will be heard by the Mahilou regional court at 10:00 on April 30.

Human rights activists: the authorities want to get Rubtsou isolated for the time of the presidential campaign

09.04.2015 Human rights activists: the authorities want to get Rubtsou isolated for the time of the presidential campaign

Human rights activists register the general deterioration of the situation of political prisoners in Belarus and an increased pressurization aimed at forcing them to concessions. This was stated in an commentary given by human rights activist Tatsiana Reviaka on the arrest of political prisoner Yury Rubtsou and the new criminal case against him.

Human rights organizations demand to stop pressurization of Mikalai Statkevich

08.04.2015 Human rights organizations demand to stop pressurization of Mikalai Statkevich

Legal Transformation Centre Lawtrend and Human Rights Centre "Viasna" filed a appeal to the Department of Corrections and the administration of the penal colony №17 in Shklou concerning the increased pressure on the political prisoner..

Homel socio-political centre is searched, police seize computers

08.04.2015 Homel socio-political centre is searched, police seize computers

The police are searching the socio-political centrein Paleskaya Street, 52 in Homel. According to the deputy chair of the United Civil Party Vasil Paliakou, the policemen came to the socio-political centre, where a number of public movements and organizations rent offices, with a search warrant, issued by the prosecutor.

Police looking for “Viasna” in Ihar Barysau's computer

03.04.2015 Police looking for “Viasna” in Ihar Barysau's computer

Police returned one of the seized computers to Chief Editor of "NASH Mahiliou" newspaper Ihar Barysau. As stated by the police major Uladzimir Kazakou, the others are still under examination and can be returned within the next two weeks.

Anzhalika Borys subjected to prophylactic supervision

12.03.2015 Anzhalika Borys subjected to prophylactic supervision

She is suspected of acting on behalf of an unregistered organization.She was informed by it by an investigator of the Financial Investigations Department of the Committee of State Control in the Hrodna region.

Yury Belenki to appeal actions of Leninski District Court of Minsk

10.02.2015 Yury Belenki to appeal actions of Leninski District Court of Minsk

Yury Belenki will appeal a ruling of the Leninski district court of Minsk. Judge Maryna Zapasnik informed the guardianship authorities about the need to monitor the situation of children in the family of the deputy chairman of the Conservative Christian Party of the Belarusian Popular Front.

“My First Word”: action of solidarity held by human rights defenders

06.02.2015 “My First Word”: action of solidarity held by human rights defenders

On February 5, members of the HRC “Viasna” held an action of solidarity with activists of the anarchist movement who had been groundlessly sentenced to short-term arrests.

Political activist challenges actions of tax inspectorate

15.01.2015 Political activist challenges actions of tax inspectorate

Homel activist Yury Klimovich filed a lawsuit with the Tsentralny District Court of Homelagainst the decision of the district inspection of taxes and dues. He asks the court to recognize the claims to a private enterprise "Bel-Ost", which he founded and headed, unfounded and annul the decision of the tax inspectorate.

Vasil Paliakou: Thorough searches on the border are politically motivated discrimination

03.01.2015 Vasil Paliakou: Thorough searches on the border are politically motivated discrimination

January 2, deputy chairman of the United Civil Party Vasil Paliakoufiled an appeal to the Chairman of the State Customs Committee, asking to hold an inspection, give a legal assessment of the actions of officers of the Ashmiany customs and report about the reasons why he had been subjected to personal inspection by them.

Political activist Pavel Vinahradau moving to exile in Berazino (photos)

12.12.2014 Political activist Pavel Vinahradau moving to exile in Berazino (photos)

December 12, leader of “Zmena” (the youth wing of the civil campaign “Tell The Truth!” Pavel Vinahradau had to move out of Minsk in order to evade fate of a “political dipsomaniac”.

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