News on the topic: UN Human Rights Committee

UN Human Rights Committee registers Siarhei Khmialeuski’s complaint

04.08.2016 UN Human Rights Committee registers Siarhei Khmialeuski’s complaint

On August 3, the UN Human Rights Committee has confirmed the registration of an individual communication submitted on behalf of Siarhei Khmialeuski, who was sentenced to death on February 15.

UN Human Rights Committee registers complaint of Henadz Yakavitski, asks for respite

22.07.2016 UN Human Rights Committee registers complaint of Henadz Yakavitski, asks for respite

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has registered an individual communication submitted on behalf of Henadz Yakavitski, who was sentenced to death on 5 January for murdering his partner back in July 2015.

Prison authorities prevent death convict from writing to UN Human Rights Committee

31.05.2016 Prison authorities prevent death convict from writing to UN Human Rights Committee

According to information received by human rights defenders, there have been no letters from death convict Henadz Yakavitski since May 11. As a result, his relatives feared that the prisoner could have been executed.

Ales Bialiatski waiting for four months, Uladzimir Makei silent

02.05.2016 Ales Bialiatski waiting for four months, Uladzimir Makei silent

Late last year, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) wrote to the Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Uladzimir Makei asking the official to respect the decision taken by the UN Human Rights Committee in the case of Viasna leader Ales Bialiatski. As yet, the minister has not given any response to FIDH’s appeal.

Homieĺ human rights defender complains to UN

26.04.2016 Homieĺ human rights defender complains to UN

Human rights activist Leanid Sudalenka has sent a complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee in a case against Ašmiany customs officers who confiscated his laptop during a search at the Lithuanian border on 24 May 2015. The activist has exhausted all domestic remedies, including the Supreme Court and the Prosecutor General.

UN Human Rights Committee registers complaint by freelance journalist Kanstantsin Zhukouski

29.02.2016 UN Human Rights Committee registers complaint by freelance journalist Kanstantsin Zhukouski

The UN Human Rights Committee has registered a complaint by Kanstantsin Zhukouski, a freelance journalist in Homieĺ, who was fined for covering a protest in Svietlahorsk in November 2014.

Belarus replies to complaint in death convict’s case

17.02.2016 Belarus replies to complaint in death convict’s case

The Belarusian government has responded to a complaint submitted the UN Human Rights Committee by Volha Hrunova, the mother of Aliaksandr Hrunou, who was executed in 2014. The woman asked to declassify the burial place of her son, and then complained to the UN Human Rights Committee about inhuman and degrading treatment.

Belarusian government sees no politics in Yury Rubtsou’s case

08.02.2016 Belarusian government sees no politics in Yury Rubtsou’s case

The Belarusian government has responded to a complaint submitted to the UN Human Rights Committee on behalf of former political prisoner Yury Rubtsou. The letter says that Rubtsou was not prosecuted for expressing his opinion, but for disobeying a lawful order from a police officer.

UN Human Rights Committee registers complaint by freelance journalist Ales Burakou

04.02.2016 UN Human Rights Committee registers complaint by freelance journalist Ales Burakou

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has registered a complaint submitted by Ales Burakou, a freelance journalist working with a number of media in Mahilioŭ. However, according to the journalist, the envelope had been apparently opened by unknown persons before it reached him.

Freelance journalist Natallia Kryvashei complains to UN Human Rights Committ

03.02.2016 Freelance journalist Natallia Kryvashei complains to UN Human Rights Committ

Natallia Kryvashei, a freelance journalist in Homieĺ, has filed a complaint with the UN Human Rights Committee to challenge a violation of her right to receive and disseminate information. The complaint refers to a number of cases of 2015 when the journalist was convicted of illegal production of media products for the satellite TV channel "Belsat" without government accreditation.

Authorities Want to Deprive Ales Bialiatski of Place of Residence

18.01.2016 Authorities Want to Deprive Ales Bialiatski of Place of Residence

Ales Bialiatski, the head of the human rights center Viasna, has received a ruling from the department of enforcement of judgments that a part of his flat (in which he lives with his family) falls under arrest.

UN Human Rights Committee to consider complaint by Salihorsk human rights defender

15.01.2016 UN Human Rights Committee to consider complaint by Salihorsk human rights defender

A complaint submitted by human rights activist Leanid Markhotka to challenge a ban on a street protest imposed by the authorities of Salihorsk in December 2014 will be considered by the UN Human Rights Council.

UN Human Rights Committee registers complaint in ‘father for daughter’ case

13.01.2016 UN Human Rights Committee registers complaint in ‘father for daughter’ case

The UN Human Rights Committee has registered a complaint submitted by Aliaksandr Protska, a resident of Homieĺ who attempted to stage a protest against the charges his daughter faced for alleged human trafficking. The communication has been sent to the State for comments on the merits.

Belarus six times violated rights of human rights defender Leanid Sudalenka, says UN Human Rights Committee

04.01.2016 Belarus six times violated rights of human rights defender Leanid Sudalenka, says UN Human Rights Committee

Human rights activist Leanid Sudalenka has received a decision adopted at the autumn session of the UN Human Rights Committee in case No. 2016/2010 “Leanid Sudalenka vs. Belarus.” The experts found that the Belarusian authorities for the sixth time violated his civil and political rights, this time – the right to peaceful assembly and expression, as enshrined in Articles 19 and 21 of the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

FIDH urges Belarus’ MFA to implement UN HRC decision in Ales Bialiatski case

04.01.2016 FIDH urges Belarus’ MFA to implement UN HRC decision in Ales Bialiatski case

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) has written to the Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Uladzimir Makei urging the government to respect the country’s international obligations within the framework of the United Nations and to take steps to implement key requirements of the Human Rights Committee in the case of Ales Bialiatski, including the registration of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" and cancellation of his criminal record.

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