2014 04/08

Applications for pickets for release of political prisoners, filed by human rights activists within the framework of the Day of Solidarity with Belarusian civil society, were turned down by the local authorities in Navapolatsk, Vitsebsk, Homel, Mozyr, Rechytsa, Zhodzina, Barysau, Baranavichy, Smarhon and Mahiliou.
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2010 14/06
Зьміцер Салаўёў, Наваполацак

Zmicier Salaujou, Navapolatsak

Human rights defender Zmitser Salauyou received an answer to his complaint to the Navapolatsk Town Procuracy, signed by prosecutor A.Ausiuk. Mr. Salauyou states that the facts that are set forth in this letter are a provocation.
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2009 11/05

On 9 May in Navapolatsk several skinheads attacked girls, activists of the local branch of the BNF Youth (youth organization of the Belarusian Popular Front party).

In the evening two students were on their way home from the university though a forest-park. The unknown stopped them at a far corner, took away their badges with national symbols, threatening with bodily harm. The girls immediately called up police, but they didn’t arrive.

Source: Charter`97

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2009 23/04

lgot1st_twAnton Yasinovich, together with other persons, was engaged in authorized picketing in Navapolatsk. The picket was aimed at expressing protest against the withdrawal of social preferences by the Belarusian Parliament, as well as conducting a written public inquiry on the decision. The results of the inquiry were sent to the President’s administration and local executive bodies.
However, Anton Yasinovich was accused of violating Article 130-137 of the Electoral Code of Belarus and fined BYR 1,085,000.
The court failed to prove that Yasinovich had breached public order, nor was he charged with undermining national security.
Considering the above-mentioned facts, we believe that the Republic of Belarus has violated his right to free reception and exchange of information, as well as the right to public dissemination of his personal opinion.
Anton Yasinovich has exhausted all the domestic judicial remedies and therefore lodged a complaint with the UN Human Rights Committee, yet to be considered by the authoritative body.

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2009 14/01

On 25 December unknown persons damaged protective rollets and defiled them with swastikas in a Navapolatsk-based human rights organization. Human rights activist Zmitser Salauyou addressed Navapolatsk town prosecutor’s office with a demand to investigate the attack, naming it an outrage against public order and an attempt to stir up national hatred by an unknown Navapolatsk neo-Nazi organization.

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2008 11/12

… правы чалавека!?Celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Human Rights Declaration in Belarus was marked with mass (and in some cases, quite rude) detentions of human rights defenders and civil activists. Continue reading »

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