News on the topic: political persecution
23.04.2015 Police officer or cop?
According to numerous polls, less than 40% of Belarusians have complete trust in the police. Meanwhile, police officers seem to perform quite a respected function - to protect and defend. Is it a paradox?
15.04.2015 Homiel human rights activist Leanid Sudalenka questioned as a witness in a criminal case regarding distribution of pornography
Today, April 15, Chairman of the Homiel Branch of the NGO "Legal Initiative" Leanid Sudalenka has been interrogated as a witness at the Homiel city department of the Investigation Committee in connection with a criminal case, brought under part 2 of article 343 of the Criminal Code (distribution of pornographic materials via the Internet) in connection with the alleged sending of pornographic videos from the mailbox, belonging to the human rights activist (firstname.lastname@example.org).
15.04.2015 Miory: BCD activist loses his job
A resident of Miory, activist of the organizing committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy party Siarhei Vasilyeu lost his job.
15.04.2015 Rasul Jafarov urges court to acquit him
On the trial of the Azerbaijani human rights activist Rasul Jafarov on Wednesday, he made a closing statement. The human rights activist said that he would not touch the essence of the charges in detail, as the lawyers thoroughly presented the position of the defenсe.
15.04.2015 Human rights activist demands from policemen to explain seizure of computer
A human rights activist from Homiel Leanid Sudalenka plans to apply to the police department relating the fact of the search and seizure of the office equipment in his working place and at home.
14.04.2015 Valiantsin Stefanovich: Unfortunately, not all European politicians want to see what is going on in Belarus
The situation that has developed around political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich is very symptomatic, showing that the Belarusian authorities, firstly, do not want to release political prisoners, and, secondly, only imitate a dialogue with the European Union.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.