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Human rights activists in Biaroza appeal ban on Freedom Day rally

21.04.2015 Human rights activists in Biaroza appeal ban on Freedom Day rally

Human rights defenders have sent an appeal to the Court of Biaroza district. They believe that the reason for prohibiting a picket scheduled for March 25 is far-fetched. The ban was signed by deputy chairman of the district executive committee Yauhen Tarasiuk. The human rights activists disagree that the purpose of the picket – commemoration of the anniversary of the Belarusian People's Republic and the demand to release political prisoners – aimed at fomenting ethnic hatred.

Chairman of Mahilioŭ Regional Court turns down supervisory appeal by Ryhor Kastusiou

18.04.2015 Chairman of Mahilioŭ Regional Court turns down supervisory appeal by Ryhor Kastusiou

On April 17, Ryhor Kastusiou, deputy head of the Belarusian Popular Front Party, received a reply to his supervisory appeal from Chairman of the Mahilioŭ Regional Court concerning a fine of 25 basic units (3,750,000 rubles) imposed on him for participating in "unauthorized" public events in the town of Svislač near the monument to anti-Russian uprising leaders Kastus Kalinouski and Romuald Traugutt and a memorial cross in the village of Jakušoŭka on October 26, 2014.

Freelance journalist appeals fine to Supreme Court

31.03.2015 Freelance journalist appeals fine to Supreme Court

Ales Burakou, a freelance journalist in Mahiliou, has sent a supervisory appeal to the Chairman of the Supreme Court to challenge a fine imposed on him in October 2014 for his work for foreign media.

Hrodna Regional Court to hear appeal by death convict’s mother

31.03.2015 Hrodna Regional Court to hear appeal by death convict’s mother

A cassation appeal by Tamara Sialiun, the mother of Pavel Sialiun, who was executed in April 2014, will be considered by the Hrodna Regional Court on April 15.

Mahiliou Regional Court turns down appeal in case of confiscation of independent newspapers

30.03.2015 Mahiliou Regional Court turns down appeal in case of confiscation of independent newspapers

On this occasion, Ihar Barysau, deputy chairman of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada) and editor of the newsletter “NASH Mahiliou”, is preparing a complaint to the Supreme Court, as well as to the United Nations Human Rights Committee.

Yury Rubtsou seeks to recover moral damages from judge Palulekh

24.03.2015 Yury Rubtsou seeks to recover moral damages from judge Palulekh

An appeal of political prisoner Yury Rubtsou against a refusal of Minsk’s Leninski District Court to hear his suit to recover moral damages from Judge Kiryl Palulekh has been appointed for March 26. The decision was announced on March 6 by Judge Veranika Abramovich. The verdict referred to a lack of jurisdiction.

Brest Regional Court turns down appeal by human rights activist Siarhei Housha

22.03.2015 Brest Regional Court turns down appeal by human rights activist Siarhei Housha

Judge Nina Ustsimchuk of the Brest Regional Court said in her ruling that there were no grounds for cancellation of the decision of the court of the city of Baranavichy and Baranavichy district, which upheld the city authorities’ ban on a picket dedicated to the International Human Rights Day.

Investigative Committee finds no corruption in actions of Niasvizh police

05.03.2015 Investigative Committee finds no corruption in actions of Niasvizh police

Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk, the legal inspector of the Trade Union of Radio Electronic Industry from Baranavichy, has received an answer from the Niasvizh District Department of the Investigative Committee, signed by Senior Lieutenant of Justice Aleh Huryn.

Opposition activist in Homel writes complaints while in detention

26.02.2015 Opposition activist in Homel writes complaints while in detention

Opposition activist Kanstantsin Zhukouski, who is serving a 10-day arrest in the detention center for alleged disorderly conduct (swearing), continues his hunger strike.

Court cancels extremism warning

24.02.2015 Court cancels extremism warning

On 23 February, the Pershamaiski District Court of Minsk considered a complaint filed by a youth detained during a rock concert officially warned in January about the inadmissibility of violation of Article 10 of the Law “On Countering Extremism”.

Human rights activist appeals picket ban to Brest Regional Court

24.02.2015 Human rights activist appeals picket ban to Brest Regional Court

Human rights activist from Baranavichy Siarhei Housha has sent an appeal to the Judicial Board on Civil Cases of the Brest Regional Court to challenge the decision of the Baranavichy District and City Court of 27 January, which upheld the ban on a picket ordered by the city executive committee on 10 December 2014.

Ryhor Kastusiou keeps appealing penalty for memorial action

23.02.2015 Ryhor Kastusiou keeps appealing penalty for memorial action

On 23 February, deputy chairman of the BPF Party Ryhor Kastusiou filed a supervisory appeal to the Chairman of the Mahiliou Regional Court against a fine of 25 basic units (3,750,000 rubles) imposed on him for participating in allegedly unauthorized public events in the town of Svislach and in the village of Yakushouka held on 26 October 2014.

Salihorsk: ban on Human Rights Day picket appealed to court of cassation

23.02.2015 Salihorsk: ban on Human Rights Day picket appealed to court of cassation

Human rights activist Leanid Markhotka has filed an appeal in the Minsk Regional Court to challenge a decision of the court of Salihorsk district which dismissed his earlier appeal against a ban imposed on a picket scheduled for Human Rights Day.

18.02.2015 Minsk Regional Court confirms penalty for memorial action in Kurapaty

According to Judge Hurynovich, the decision of the Minsk district court for the recovery of a fine of 3 million 750 thousand rubles from vice-chairman of the CCP BPF Yury Belenki was legal, Radio Racyja reports.

Court turns down appeal by journalists in Mahiliou

17.02.2015 Court turns down appeal by journalists in Mahiliou

On 16 February, the Judicial board on civil cases of the Mahiliou Regional Court considered an appeal lodged by the BelaPAN news agency, the private enterprise UzHorak, which publishes the newspaper of the same name, and journalist Uladzimir Laptsevich against a decision by the Horki District Court taken as a result of considering a claim for protection of honor, dignity and business reputation by chair of the district disabled persons’ organization Tamara Kaltunova.

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