2011 14/11
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On 15 October the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) produced a special report “On the conformity with the universal human rights standards of Article 193-1 of the Criminal Code on the rights of non-registered associations of the Republic of Belarus”.
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2011 06/11
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November 4, 2011 in Minsk was the third session of the court case of Viasna head and Vice President of FIDH Ales Bialiatski. Reviews of previous meetings can be found here (the first day) and here (the second day) over the course of the process, you can also follow the International Observation Mission in Belarus here on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/IOMission.
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2011 05/11
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On November 3, 2011 in Minsk the trial of Ales Bialiatski, the head of the human rights center Viasna and vice-president of the International Federation of Human Rights continued. The International observation mission of the Committee on international control over the situation with Human Rights in Belarus followed the progress of the trial. A survey of the first day can be found here. Today’s hearing was largely devoted to the examination of witnesses.
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2011 02/11
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Ales Bialiatsky, Мiеnsk

Today, on November 2, Mahiliou activists of the campaign “Havary Praudu!” reminded the citizens about human rights defenders Ales Bialiatsky, who was prosecuted by the authorities for political reasons. (further-orthography of the primary source)
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2011 01/11
Алесь Бяляцкі, Менск

Ales Bialiatski, Мiеnsk

At the end of June 2011 Ales Bialiatski was summonsed to the tax inspection and presented copies of the bank documents concerning the foreign accounts that were registered on his name.

On 4 August he was detained for 10 days. The detention took place at about 4.45 p.m. near Peramoha Square in Minsk. After the detention, Ales’s apartment, summer residence and the central office of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” were searched. After the searched the human rights defender was interrogated at the Financial Investigations Department of the State Control Committee.

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2011 01/11
Сухайр Белхасен, старшыня FIDH

Souhayr Belhassen, President of FIDH

In many countries the Belarusian Embassies refuse to issue visas to representatives of human rights and international organizations who want to attend the consideration of the criminal case of Ales Bialiatski, Chairman of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”.
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2011 21/10
Міжнародныя праваабарончыя арганізацыі

International human rights organizations

Open Joint letter regarding the new legislative amendments limiting freedom of assembly and association and imposing new restrictions on civil society groups in Belarus.

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2011 19/10
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Valiantsin Stefanovich, Miensk

The tax inspection of Minsk Partyzanski District has fined human rights defender Valiantsin Stefanovich BYR 4,727,330 for alleged understating of his income. The fine can be appealed in court within 10 days.
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2011 18/10
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October 17, 2011
The Assembly of Pro-Democratic NGOs
Republican Human Rights Public Association “Belarusian Helsinki Committee”
Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Legal Transformation Center

The present research focuses on analysis of amendments initiated to be introduced into a range of laws of the Republic of Belarus in autumn of 2011. Continue reading »

2011 18/10
В.Палякоў і Л.Судаленка, Гомель

Vasil Paliakou and Leanid Sudalenka, Homel

Homel activists Vasil Paliakou and Leanid Sudalenka have lodged a complaint with chief of Homel Tsentralny District Police Department, appealing their arbitrary detention on the day so called “People’s Assembly” was held, 8 October, www.gomelspring.org reports. Continue reading »

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2011 13/10
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Sviataslau Barananovich

The Maskouski District Court of Minsk finished the proceedings concerning the last figurant of the 19 December case, Sviataslau Barananovich. Judge Alena Rudnitskaya found him guilty of participation in the “mass riot” and sentenced him to three years of personal restraint with direction to a penitentiary institution, though the accusation article doesn’t provide such penalty.
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2011 11/10
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Human rights activists from Amnesty International on the World Day against the death penalty, require abolition of the death penalty in Belarus. Belarus is the only country in Europe and at the former Soviet Union area, where people are still punished by death. (further – orthography of the primary source) Continue reading »

2011 10/10

ыьThe only European country – Belarus – annually executes several death sentences. The state continues to take revenge on the criminals, not guided by the principles of just punishment and rehabilitation, but it then becomes the murderer of its citizens. Continue reading »

2011 09/10
Аляксей Лапіцкі, Жодзіна

Aliaxey Lapitsky, Zhodzina

On 07.10.2011 from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. in Zhodzina city court a preliminary hearing presided over by Judge Tatsiana Tratsiuk was held on the appeal of Aliaxey Lapitsky and Sviatlana Lapitskaya about the unlawful actions (inaction) of the executive committee officials, who had violated the rights of Zhodzina citizens to hold a peaceful meeting in the form of picketing in support of imprisoned human rights defender Ales Bialiatsky.
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2011 27/09
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The working group of the Assembly of Pro-Democratic NGOs of Belarus has adopted two statements concerning the possible dialogue of the authorities with society and the prospects of the EU-Belarus relations within the European Partnership programme.
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2011 26/09
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The UN Human Rights Council has considered the interim report on the situation of political prisoners, human rights defenders, journalists and lawyers following the 19 December 2010 presidential election in Belarus.
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2011 26/09
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In Miensk 25 september 2011

On 25 September, the friends and colleagues of Ales Bialiatski staged a festive event in Minsk Nezalezhnastsi Square to congratulate the imprisoned leader of Viasna on his 49th birthday.
“Happy birthday, Ales!
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2011 25/09
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Congratulations from Executive Office and Working Group of Belarusian NGO Assembly
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2011 23/09
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23 September 2011

Minsk

The Human Rights Center “Viasna” expresses its concern over the transfers of political prisoners Andrei Sannikau and Zmitser Dashkevich.

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2011 16/09
Эўрапарлямэнт, Стразбур

Эўрапарлямэнт, Стразбур

P7_TA-PROV(2011)0392
Belarus: arrest of Ales Bialatski, human rights defender

PE472.677
European Parliament resolution of 15 September 2011 on Belarus: the arrest of human rights defender Ales Bialatski
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2011 08/09
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Human Rights Center Viasna

Statement

Minsk, 8 September 2011

If there are political prisoners, a dialogue is impossible. There is a great risk of taking new political hostages by the authorities if the political system is not transformed.
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2011 02/09
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Viktar Sazonau, Harodnya

On 2 September Viktar Sazonau, human rights defender from Harodnia, was summonsed to the police station in Haradnichanskaya Street. There he was informed that a report for violation of Article 22.9, “unlawful production and distribution of unregistered printed production”, had been drawn up on him.
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2011 02/09
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Mr Stéphane Hessel

Stéphane Hessel, Honorable President of the Committee of members of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), went through many challenges in his life. Being a participant of the French and English anti-Nazi Resistance, he was taken to Buchenwald where he was to have been executed by shooting, but managed to escape.
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2011 01/09
Алесь Бяляцкі, Менск

The arrested head of the Human Rights Centre “Viasna” Ales Bialiatsky tries to use time, which he is forced to spend behind the bars, more productive. Human rights activist reads a lot, studies English language, makes exercise and writes memoirs about the association of young writers “Tuteyshiya”, since he was one of its founders. Continue reading »

2011 30/08
Ігар Случак, Гомель

On August 29 in Homiel Soviet district court an administrative hearing of the report issued by miltia officers against activist Igor Sluchak took place. Continue reading »

2011 26/08
abs

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests your intervention in the following situation in Belarus.
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2011 19/08
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The Human Rights Center “Viasna” keeps receiving letters of support to Ales Bialiatski. Continue reading »

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2011 17/08
Тамара Сідарэнка, Менск

Tamara Sidarenka, Мiеnsk

On 16 August, the Belarusian Ministry of Justice disbarred lawyer Mrs. Tamara Sidarenka, famous for defending former presidential candidates in so called “mass riot” trials. Continue reading »

2011 15/08
Сьвятлана Лапіцкая, Жодзіна

Sviatlana Lapitskaya, Zhodzina

Zhodzina human rights activists, Aliaksiey Lapitsky and Sviatlana Lapitskaya, claimed a picket in defense of Ales Bialiatsky on 08/22/2011. According to the current legislation, they sent the request to the Executive Committee on 08/07/2011, 15 days before the scheduled date of the event. The picket was supposed to inform Zhodzina citizens about the arrest of the well-known human rights activist Ales Bialiatsky which happened in Minsk. Continue reading »

2011 08/08
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The human rights defender will be kept in custody at least till 14 August evening. Continue reading »

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2011 08/08

On 8 August, Rosemary Thomas, Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, paid a visit to the office as well.

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2011 08/08
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CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation strongly condemns the arrest of Aliaksandr (Ales) Bialiatski, prominent Belarusian human rights defender, vice president of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and head of the Minsk-based human rights centre Viasna. Continue reading »

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2011 08/08
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On 4 August 2011, Ales Bialiatski, Chair of the Human Rights Center Viasna in Belarus, was detained in Minsk. We see his detention as a direct result of Ales Bialiatski’s legitimate activities in defense of human rights in Belarus. We call upon the Belarusian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Ales Bialiatski and to stop the criminal persecution of human rights defenders, journalists, lawyers and activists in Belarus.

Friday, 05 August 2011

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2011 08/08

Zhana Litvina

Zhana Litvina, Chairperson of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, commented on the detention of a BAJ member, human rights defender Ales Bialiatski.
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2011 03/08
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1 August 2011
AI Index: PRE01/377/2011
The Belarusian government’s proposal to ban almost any kind of protest is yet another assault on the Belarusian people’s right to freedom of expression and assembly, Amnesty International said today.
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2011 30/07
Аляксандар Вайцешык, Баранавічы

Aliaksandar Vaitseshyk, Baranavichy

On 27 July, Baranavichy civil activist Aliaksandar Vaitseshyk lodged a complaint with the town’s police chief against an incident that reportedly took place in the activist’s flat on the same day.
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2011 29/07
А.Савіных, МЗС Беларусі

А.Savinykh, Belarusian MFA

The UN Human Rights Committee’s statement on Belarus’ violations of its international obligations by executing two death sentences is “injurious”, Belarusian MFA spokesperson Andrei Savinykh said on 28 July.

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2011 28/07

united_nations11The committee – an independent body supervising compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) – expressed “dismay” that the executions were the second such breach by Belarus in two years.

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2011 28/07
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According to Mr. Uladzimir Marozau, he lost consciousness after a plain-clothes policeman put a knee across his neck, and subsequently appealed the incident at Minsk City Prosecutor’s Office.
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2011 27/07
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The recent execution of a Belarusian man convicted of assault and murder does nothing to advance the cause of justice, Amnesty International said today.
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2011 26/07
Валянцін Стэфановіч, Менск

Valiantsin Stefanovich, Мiеnsk

“Under the UN procedures, Belarus should not have executed the death verdicts. However, our country, as I see it, once again ignores its obligations undertaken under the UN instruments”, said human rights defender Valiantsin Stefanovich in an interview to www.zautra.by, following reports of two death convicts being executed in Minsk last week. Continue reading »

2011 09/06
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The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Human Rights Centre Viasna demand to stop cruel treatment and torture of political prisoner Mikita Likhavid
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2011 09/06
Павал Сапелка, Менск

Paval Sapielka, Мiеnsk

Paval Sapielka sent to the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Belarus an application on the Order of the Ministry of Justice about the extraordinary official evaluation of lawyers. He points out that this document violates both international law and national legislation. (further – orthography of the primary source)
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2011 13/05
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The draft Strategy of Belarusian Human Rights Movement was adopted by the 2nd Belarusian human rights forum in September 2010. The draft was elaborated by the Expert group which consisted of the experts from the leading Belarusian human rights NGOs, such as Belarusian Association of Journalists, Belarusian Helsinki Committee, human rights center “Viasna”, Center for Legal Transformation, Assembly of Pro-Democratic NGOs of Belarus.About 80 representatives of 17 Belarusian human rights NGOs took part in the Forum. Continue reading »

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2011 06/05
Валянцін Стэфановіч, Менск

Valiantsin Stefanovich, Miensk

The lawyer stated it in his interview to RFE/RL, commenting on the verdicts to Dzmitry Drozd, Uladzimir Khamichenka, Ales Kirkevich, Andrei Pratasenia and Pavel Vinahradau. Mr. Stefanovuch watched the whole trial of these participants of the protest action of 19 December 2010.
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2011 23/04
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STATEMENT

of the Steering Council of the Committee on International Control over the Situation with Human Rights in Belarus regarding violations by the Republic of Belarus of the OSCE commitments related to assistance to non-governmental organizations in monitoring conditions in the human dimension.
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2011 22/04
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Youth activist Uladzimir Shulzhytski was released yesterday evening after he was detained by Smarhon KGB on 20 April on suspicion of involvement in the 11 April Minsk metro terrorist act. Continue reading »

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2011 18/04
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The Assembly urged, inter alia, the Belarusian authorities, to release immediately all persons detained on political grounds, to stop the repression against political opponents, civil society and independent media and to conduct a transparent investigation into the abusive use of force by riot police. The Assembly also asked the Belarusian authorities to reform the electoral law, to declare a moratorium on the death penalty and to reconsider their decision to close the OSCE Office in Minsk. Continue reading »

2011 13/04
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A terrible tragedy – an explosion on the most populous tube station of Minsk, Kastrychnitskaya, took place yesterday, on 11 April, at about 5 p.m., in the rush hour, when many people were returning home. According to information of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, about 300 people were there at the moment. As a result, 12 people were killed and about 150 received injuries. Many of them are youngsters, there is even a two-year child.
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2011 12/04
Віктар Гумінскі (Фота: telegraf.by)

Віктар Гумінскі (Фота: telegraf.by)

“We need to evaluate actions of pseudo-patriots”, said Viktar Huminski, Deputy Chair of the House of Representatives. According to him, the Belarusian society “should do soul-searching” after yesterday’s explosion at a Minsk metro station Kastrychnitskaya.
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2011 11/04
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Andrzej Poczobut, Harodnia

Statement by the Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Minsk, 11.04.2011

On 28 March 2011, it was reported that Hronda Regional Prosecutor’s Office initiated criminal proceedings against Andrzej Poczobut, reporter of the Polish Gazeta Wyborcza weekly and leader of the opposition Union of Poles. The journalist faces charges under Par. 1 Art. 368 of the Criminal Code (“insult of the President of the Republic of Belarus”) for eight publications in Gazeta Wyborcza, one article on www.belaruspartizan.org and a post in his personal blog www.poczobut.livejournal.com.
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2011 05/04
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Board Assembly Democratic NGOs of Belarus issued a statement to express its concern over the situation concerning the Minsk office of the Belarusian Popular Front opposition party. The matter is that the utility services of the Savetski district of Minsk refused to extend the rent agreement for the BPF office in Masherau Avenue, 8, occupied by the party for over 20 years.

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2011 30/03
Алесь Бяляцкі, Менск

Аles Bialacki, Мiеnsk

Leader of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Ales Bialiatski has lodged a complaint with Minsk Tsentralny District Court, appealing a warning issued to the human rights defender by the General Prosecutor’s Office on 16 February. Continue reading »

2011 30/03
Эўрапейская асацыяцыя адвакатаў

London, 24 March 2011

Mr. Viktor Grigorevich Golovanov

Minister of Justice

Ministry of Justice

10 Kollektornaya str.

220004 MINSK – BELARUS

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2011 23/03
Рыгор Васілевіч, Менск

Ryhor Vasilievich, Мiеnsk

Indeed, the current situation shows us once again that Belarusian General Prosecutor’s Office systematically refuses to fulfil norms of international and constitutional standards towards the citizens of the country.
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2011 18/03
Рада па правах чалавеку ААН

UN Human Rights Council

On 14 March, the 16th session of the UN Human Rights Council adopted a joint statement on the situation in Belarus, which was signed by 45 countries, including all the EU members. The statement calls the Belarusian authorities and President Aliaksandr Lukashenka in particular to promptly and unconditionally release and rehabilitate all the persons arrested on political grounds after the 19 December 2010 election.
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2011 17/03
Коктыш

The Ukraine’s State Committee for National and Religious Affairs repeatedly denied political asylum to Belarusian opposition activist Ihar Koktysh.
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2011 17/03
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Андрэй Юраў, Расея

Andrei Yurov, Head of the International Observation Mission of the Committee on International Control over the Situation with Human Rights in Belarus, is going to appeal his persona non grata status in Belarus.
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2011 10/03
Грамадзянская супольнасьць

Civil society

On 9 March a collective address concerning the draft law On Non-profit Organizations was passed to the House of Representatives and the Council of Ministers. The document was signed by 110 NGOs of various legal forms of organization and activities, which comprise more than 270,000 members. This is the most large-scale campaign of lobbying the common interests of the Belarusian civil society organizations.
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2011 04/03
Павал Сапелка, Менск

Pavel Sapelka, Miensk

The order of the Ministry of Justice concerning lawyer Pavel Sapelka was considered at a sitting of the Minsk City Bar on 3 March.
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2011 28/02
Ales` Bialacki, Miensk

Ales` Bialacki, Miensk

Ales Bialiatski, vice-president of the International Federation for Human Rights and chair of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, has addressed Belarusian Prosecutor General Ryhor Vasilevich with a demand to investigate the alleged torture facts reported by former presidential candidate Ales Mikhalevich in his statement for the media on 28 February.
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2011 23/02
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The 19 December presidential election in Belarus was marked by a lack of independence and impartiality of the election administration, an uneven playing field and a restrictive media environment, as well as a lack of transparency at key stages of the electoral process, concludes ODIHR’s final report published on 22 February.
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2011 23/02
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Belarusian human rights defenders have submitted additional information on harassment of lawyers to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Ms. Gabriela Knaul.
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2011 21/02
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Common initiative of Human Rights Centre “Viasna” and Belarusian Helsinki Committee … wan in the nomination “Campaign of the Year” in the award of NGO Assembly “Champions of public society – 2010”. Continue reading »

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2011 18/02
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On 17 February 2011, Minsk Frunzenski Court chaired by Judge Ms. Volha Komar with participation of prosecuting official Anton Zaharouski considered the case of Vasil Pafiankou, accused of committing a crime under Par. 2 Art. 293 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus – “mass riot”.
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2011 18/02
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The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Belarus.

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2011 18/02
UN

UN

To the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers

Ms. Gabriela Knaul

We, the undersigned human rights organizations of the Republic of Belarus and individual human rights defenders in personal capacity, would like to inform you about facts of pressure on lawyers by the executive authorities of Belarus, particularly, the withdrawal of licenses imposed on lawyers Uladzimir TOUSTSIK, Tamara HARAYEVA, Aleh AHEYEU and Tatsiana AHEYEVA, something threatening an access of their clients to an effective remedy and retarding the course of justice.

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2011 18/02

bhk-logoBHC: “The investigation of cases and their judicial examination leaves no possibilities for a real protection from ungrounded accusations. After the sentence of Vasil Parfenkov comes into force all future cases will follow this “accusation templates”. Continue reading »

2011 16/02
Алесь Бяляцкі, Менск

Аles Bialacki, Мiеnsк

Ales Bialiatski, chair of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” has been officially warned by the General Prosecutor’s Office of Belarus for alleged legislative violations committed by the human rights defender on behalf of “Viasna”.
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2011 16/02
stefanovich

On 16 February reports began to appear that the Qualification Commission of the Ministry of Justice had initiated the revoking the licenses of a number of Belarusian lawyers – Iryna Khalip’s former counsels Uladzimir Toustsik and Tamara Harayeva, Ales Mikhalevich’s counsel Aleh Aheyeu, as well as the latter’s mother lawyer Ms. Tatsiana Aheyeva.
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2011 12/02

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The international human rights organization Human Rights Watch prepared a survey concerning the persecution of participants of the 19 December action of protest in central Minsk. The full text of the survey is accessible on the following link: http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2011/02/09/belarus-survey-shows-massive-abuses-protesters

Source: spring96.org

2011 10/02
Ціск на адвакатаў, Менск

Pressure on lawyers, Minsk

At about 11 a.m. on 10 February KGB officers paid a visit to the legal consultation of Aleh Aheyeu, the attorney of the presidential candidate Aliaksei Mikhalevich. they presented an order signed by the Minsk and Minsk Region KGB Department and started looking though the documents that concerned the professional activities of the lawyer. They refused to tell the lawyer within the limits of which process activities the check-up of his documents was conducted and soon went away.
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2011 10/02
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On 9 February the International Observation Mission of the Committee of the International Control for the human rights situation in Belarus and the Center of Legal Transformation held a press-conference in Minsk to present the results of the research of testimonies of the people who had been detained during the protest action of 19 December 2010 in Minsk.
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2011 04/02
Забарона рэалізацыі права ...

Prohibition of the right ...

Minsk city executive committee dismissed an application for holding a picket in Minsk Bangalore Square on 5 February, lodged by local activists of Fair World leftist party, reports www.udf.by, quoting the party’s deputy chair Valery Ukhnaliou.

For years, Bangalore Square has been the only legal rally location in Minsk.

2011 25/01
missija-znak

International Observation Mission prepared analytical note about the situation with rights of journalists in the frame of events which happened in Republic of Belarus after December 19.

This review is based on the information from open public sources, independent mass media, interviews with journalists and reports of Belarusian Association of Journalists.
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2011 24/01
Аляксей Лапіцкі, Жодзіна

Aliaksiey Lapitsky, Zhodzina

On 24.01.2011 at 5 p.m. Zhodzina human right activist Aliaksiey Lapitsky got a phone call from DIA of Minsk executive committee. He was invited to the meeting to receive explanations on the appeal filed by Aliaksiey on 27.12.2010.
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2011 18/01
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In the office of human right centre “Viasna” and in the flat and country house of human right activist Ales Bialiatsky searches took place. KGB officers showed a search warrant signed by Minsk prosecutor. Investigation actions were accomplished in the frame of the criminal case about the events of December 19. (further – orthography of the primary source) Continue reading »

2011 15/01
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It became known on 13.01.2010 that Ministry of Justice issued a written warning to Belarusian Helsinki Committee. (further – orthography of the primary source) Continue reading »

2010 28/12
Сьвятлана Лапіцкая, Жодзіна

Sviatlana Lapitskaya, Zhodzina

They warn about threat of a further sharpening of a political situation in the country and appeal the authorities to “stand for a peaceful and stable development of democratic institutions in the society” and also to “Release the convicted for political ideas! Stop political repressions! Conduct real democratic elections in the country!”
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2010 27/12
Аляксей Лапіцкі, Жодзіна

Aliaksiey Lapicki, Zhodzina

On 28.12.2010 in Zhodzina human right defenders from HRC “Viasna” Aliaksiey and Sviatlana Lapitskies had to appeal to the head of Minsk Regional Executive Committee Department of Internal Affairs major-general Ivan Sauchyts.
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2010 22/12
Міжнародныя арганізацыі

Over 50 partners of the Human Rights House Network sent a letter of concern to the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko today, condemning the crackdown on demonstrators, arrests and beatings of journalists, human rights defenders and opposition candidates, which happened in the aftermath of the Presidential elections on 19 December 2010 in Belarus.

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2010 19/11
Алесь Бяляцкі, Менск

Ales Bialacki, Miensk

Lately, Belarusian civil society has been trying to combine efforts to consolidate the society, to democratize people’s lives and to improve the situation with human rights.

On November 14 National conference based on the results of civil society index researches. On November 15 European Commissioner Stefan Fuhle met representatives of democratic organizations and called civil society for a closer cooperation. (further – orthography of primary source)
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2010 17/11
Адзьдзел адукацыі, Жодзіна

Zhodzina TED

But, perhaps, it came that on the eve of Belarusian Prosecutor General Ryhor Vasilievich’s visit to Zhodzina executive committee, town’s authorities decided to play safe again and to practice “humanly” interaction with people…

Indeed, “new situation” in a great way resembles already known (from 2009) “old case” when the Commission on Juvenile Affairs of Zhodzina executive committee delivered favorable decision about recovery of education in Belarusian language for Yan Lapitsky in Gymnasium #1, but this “recovery” lasted 4 days and was stopped by one “mysterious” phone call from Minsk (!?)… Continue reading »

2010 12/10
Суд ...

Court ...

The Economic Court of Minsk has sustained the case of Minsk city executive committee to liquidate registration of “Forward Movement”, which director is Uladzimir Nyaklyaeu.

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2010 12/10
Aкрэсьціна, Менск

Akrescina, Меnsk

Праваабаронца Сяргей Усьцінаў паведаміў, што Ігар Чапіга, які выйшаў на волю па справе аб падпале Цэнтру ізаляцыі правапарушальнікаў, адсядзеўшы агулам 9 сутак у ІЧУ, падаў скаргі ў пракуратуру й суд на неналежныя ўмовы ўтрыманьня ў ізалятары. (далей – правапіс першакрыніцы)The human rights defender Siarhei Ustsinau stated that the suspect in an attack on the delinquents’ isolation center in Akrestsin Street who had spent 9 days in the pre-trial prison applied to the procuracy with a complaint in connection with improper conditions of detention.

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2010 11/10
Mіхал Maрыніч

Mikhal Marynich

The UN Human Rights Committee admitted that tortures had been used against Mikhail Marynich.

Mr. Marynich, a former minister of foreign economic affairs, former ambassador of Belarus to Latvia, participant of the 2001 presidential campaign, managed to gain justice after 6-year struggle.

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2010 20/09
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L.Sudalenka and І.Zaitsau

Today, on 20 September, Judge Maryna Damnenka of Homel Tsentralny Court fined Ivan Zaitsau, activist of the Young Belarus opposition movement, BYR 1,750,000 for alleged disorderly conduct and failure to obey the police.
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2010 20/09
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On 23 September the 15th session of the UN Human Rights Council is expected to approve the final text of the Universal Periodic Review. Meanwhile, the Belarusian government has not taken any steps to improve the country’s human rights record.
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2010 15/09

Заява On 15 September, the Assembly of Belarusian Pro-Democratic NGOs issued a special statement, predicting a new wave of political repressions against the country’s civil society ahead of the forthcoming presidential election.
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2010 14/09
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Human rights activists demand from the Belarusian authorities to guarantee security of Belarusian oppositional journalists.
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2010 14/09
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Mіkalai Khalezin

The head of the Free Theater was threatened after the publication of his article about Aleh Biabenin’s death.

The threat appeared in Mikalai Khalezin’s blog. Anonymous authors threaten to beat him up in the porch of his house or fake a traffic accident.
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2010 10/09
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Mr. Tsitsiankou, Deputy Chairperson of the Minsk City Executive Committee, thinks that such actions will hinder the movement of pedestrians.
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2010 07/09
Асамблея НДА Беларусі

Belarusian Non-Governmental Organizations Assembly which consists of almost 280 public organizations accepted appeal about the disunity situation in democratic political circles on the eve of presidential campaign. Continue reading »

2010 06/09
Алег Бябенін

Аleh Biabienin

Aleh Biabenin – public activist, journalist, creator and chief of the civil campaign charter97.org, adherent and fighter for Belarus’s democratic and European choice, became victim in undeclared war for European dignity.
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2010 06/09
Алег Бябенін

Аleh Biabienin

The journalist Aleh Biabenin, one of the founders and leaders of the civil campaign Charter’97, was found hanged at 5.30 p.m. on 3 September in his summer cottage not far from Minsk.

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2010 03/09
Эўрапейскі суд, Стразбур

Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg has warned France against deporting a Belarusian oppositionist to his home country, for fear of bad treatment in Belarus.
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2010 30/08
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Salidarnasc, Miensk

Today, on August 30, the International Day of the Disappeared is being marked across the world.

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2010 30/08
Раман Кісьляк, Бярэсьце

Raman Kislak, Biarescie

Brest police detained Raman Kisliak, activist of the For Freedom opposition movement, as he was distributing leaflets ‘It should not happen again!”, featuring information on forced disappearances in Belarus, Aliaksandr Milinkevich’s press-service reports.
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2010 25/08
Uladzimer Vialichkin, Bierascie

Uladzimer Vialichkin

Uladzimir Vialichkin and Uladzimir Malei, co-founders of the Brest Viasna human rights association, have addressed the city’s justice department with a statement, demanding to reverse the 20 August court verdict, denying state registration to the HR group.
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2010 24/08
Akrescina, Miensk

Akrescina, Miensk

The issue of receiving food parcels by civil convicts is beyond the mainstream of public consciousness, says human rights activist Siarhei Ustsinau, quoting Stanislau Daniliuk, judge of the Constitutional Court of Belarus.
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