News on the topic: criminal prosecution
24.05.2019 Picks of the week
Belarusian author facing fine over short story published in 2010; ex-prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka fined in absentia while in pre-trial detention; human rights activists seek justice in Roma raids in Mahilioŭ
11.05.2019 Picks of the Week
Ingush blogger Ismail Nalgiev expelled from Belarus; ex-political prisoner Dzmitry Paliyenka sent back to pre-trial prison after mental examination; REP leader to enjoy "milder" sentence conditions
19.04.2019 Picks of the week
Critical blogger cleared of criminal charges; believers to stand trial for saying prayers outside President's office; HRDs question grounds for prosecution of ex-prisoner of conscience
18.04.2019 Critical blogger awarded heavy fine in police defamation trial
Blogger Siarhei Piatrukhin has been found guilty of slander and insult in a trial that was completed today in Brest.
12.04.2019 Picks of the week
Human rights defenders not allowed to observe the trial of critical blogger in Brest; Unification Church member threatened with deportation on dubious grounds; independent trade union under pressure in Salihorsk; man in Hrodna facing prison for sharing Rammstein video
09.04.2019 Belsat TV office raided by police
Police officers have searched the Minsk-based office of the TV channel Belsat, Belarusian Association of Journalists said.
08.04.2019 Dzmitry Paliyenka facing triple charge
Former political prisoner Dzmitry Paliyenka, who was arrested on March 20 on suspicion of committing a crime under Part 3, Art. 339 of the Criminal Code (especially malicious hooliganism), has been eventually formally charged, according to the activist’s friend Maryna Kasinerava.
02.04.2019 Immediately stop prosecution of blogger Siarhei Piatrukhin
Joint statement by human rights and other civil society organizations
21.03.2019 Human rights defenders alarmed by unprecedented attack on critical bloggers
The Human Rights Center “Viasna” is concerned about the situation of blogger Andrei Pavuk, who was arrested on March 20.
20.03.2019 Former prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka arrested in criminal case
Former political prisoner and Amnesty International’s prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka has been arrested in Minsk this morning on suspicion of committing a crime under Article 339, Part 3 of the Criminal Code (“especially malicious hooliganism”).
15.03.2019 Picks of the Week
Viciebsk journalist fined for award-winning report; Vlogger threatened with criminal prosecution for video about anti-parasite commissions; Brest activist fined for presence at mass Jewish burial site; UN working group informed about occupational therapy rehabilitation centers in Belarus
08.03.2019 Picks of the Week
TUT.BY chief editor Maryna Zolatava convicted and fined $3,825; Police hunts participants of solidarity action with political prisoners; Brest journalists-freelancers fined $1,500; Absurd posters, clear purpose. Monstration picket held in Minsk; Brest blogger's flat searched
04.03.2019 TUT.BY chief editor Maryna Zolatava convicted and fined $3,825
The Zavadski District Court of Minsk announced the verdict to TUT.BY chief editor Maryna Zolatava accused of omission of an executive.
25.02.2019 Public prosecutor demands a fine of 1000 base values for Maryna Zolatava
Oral arguments took place today in the trial of Maryna Zolatava, TUT.BY chief editor.
19.02.2019 Maryna Zolatava gives testimony in court
The Zavadski District Court of Minsk continues the criminal trial of TUT.BY chief editor accused of omission of an executive. On February 19, the court questioned Maryna Zolatava as a defendant.