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 15/07
Уладзімер Малей, Бярэсьце

Uladzimier Malei, Malaryta

On 14 July Uladzimir Malei, member of the Human Rights Center Viasna from Malaryta, lodged a complaint with the Malaryta District Procuracy concerning unlawful actions of the police officers who had detained him on 13 July in the evening.
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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 06/06
Мікалай Пахабаў, Барысаў

Mikalai Pakhabau, Barysau

At about 10 a.m. Mikalai Pakhabau, Chair of the Barysau town organization of the Belarusian Independent Trade Union of Radio Electronic Industry, was stopped by the road police near the town of Smaliavichy.
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2011 31/05
Алег Мацкевіч, Барысаў

Aleh Matskevich, Barysau

The human rights defender Aleh Matskevich (in the photo) has spent more than a year looking for a decision of the Barysau District Executive Committee About the order of holding mass events in the Barysau district.
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2011 27/05
Раман Кісьляк, Бярэсьце

Raman Kisliak , Biarescie

Brest human rights defender Raman Kisliak received a reply to his complaint against reported use of violence by the city police as Mr. Kisliak was forced to undergo fingerprinting examination.
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2011 23/05
Пятро Кузьняцоў, Гомель

Piatro Kuzniatsou, Homel

Piotr Kuzniatsou, leader of For Freedom Homel regional office, has lodged a complaint with the Supreme Court, appealing an earlier fine for distributing leaflets back in January 2011.
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2011 17/05
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Pinsk resident Andrei Asavets has been fined BYR 700 for resisting compulsory fingerprinting, after he demanded to provide official grounds for the examination, the Vecherniy Brest newspaper reports.
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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 12/05
Васіль Палякоў, Гомель

Васіль Палякоў, Гомель

On 11 May Dzmitry Uloha, Judge of the Homel Regioon Court considered the appeal of Vasil Paliakou, Chair of the Homel region organization of the United Civil Party, against the fine that had been imposed on him by the Savetski District Court of Homel, and left the previous verdict in force.
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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 30/04
Уладзімер Сякерка, Гомель

Uladzimir Siakerka, Homel

On 28 April, Homel city authorities reversed their earlier decision on authorization of a May Day opposition rally applied for by local activists of the Fair World Belarusian United Left Party. Continue reading »

2011 28/04
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Zhodzina. Police work!?

At about 12.25 this afternoon, Zhodzina police broke into a private house, where a seminar on the region’s social development was underway.
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2011 23/04
Салігорскі выканкам

Salihorsk town authorities banned a meeting dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster due to “the absence of definiteness of the rally’s format”.
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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 21/04
Алесь Капуцкі

Аles Kapucki, Maladechna

The private house of Maladechna human rights defender Aliaksei Kaputski has been reportedly searched by the KGB this morning.

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2011 21/04
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On 19 April Uladzimir Laptsevich, a journalist with the BelaPAN information agency, lodged a claim with the Chair of the main justice department of the Mahiliou Region Executive Committee, Aliaksandr Maimusau. He appeals actions of a judge of the Leninski District Court of Mahiliou Lanchava and an answer of the Chair of the court, Kuzhaleva, to him. Continue reading »

2011 18/04
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Baranavichy town executive committee banned a picket marking the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster scheduled for 26 April. Continue reading »

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 14/04
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On 14 April the Mahiliou Region Court considered the appeal of a civil activist Dzmitry Salauyou against the verdict of the Leninski District Court which left in force the warning issued to him by the KGB for participation in the 19 December protest rally in Minsk and organization of the street actions in Mahiliou that “could result in mass riot”.
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2011 13/04
Васіль Палякоў, Гомель

Vasil Paliakou, Homel

On 13 April Halina Sytsko, Judge of the Homel Savetski District Court, fined Vasil Paliakou, Chair of the Homel region organization of the United Civil Party, 875,000 rubles (about $287) for refusing to be fingerprinted by the police.
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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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Sviatlana Rudkouskaja, Harodnia

Sviatlana Rudkouskaya, activist of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee, has lost two jobs following her involvement in the 2010 presidential election campaign.

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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 01/04
Прымусовая дактыляскапія

Forced dactilography

In Salihorsk, workers of the Belaruskalii, and Building Trust #3 receive “directions” for dactilography from the “ideology officers” of theses state enterprises. It’s worth mentioning that these “documents” don’t contain any seals or signatures of competent authorities. Moreover, according to the recently adopted Law On State Dactylographyc Registration, the people who are liable to military service must be directed for dactilography by the military enlistment offices. However, in practice the “invitations” for dactilography are most often issued by the police, which is a direct violation of the legislation. Continue reading »

2011 01/04
Раман Кісьляк, Бярэсьце

Raman Kisliak, Biarescie (Brest)

Brest lawyer and human activist filed two similar complaints – one with the Prosecutor General and the other with the prosecutor of the Leninski district of Brest. He demands to draw to legal account a duty policeman of the Leninski District Police Department, Ivan Kalita.
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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 21/03
Раман Кісьляк, Бярэсьце

Раман Кісьляк, Бярэсьце

Brest human rights defender Raman Kisliak received a reply from Leninski District Police Department, confirming the presence of female employees on staff of the local detention center, following a

complaint by local resident Inha Abramava submitted to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. Mrs. Abramava complained about gender-based discrimination and torture in Brest Leninski District detention center.
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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 09/03
Кастусь Шыталь, Глыбокае

Kastus Shytal, Hlybokaye

Kastus Shytal, a civil activist from the town of Hlybokaye, a correspondent with the internet edition westki.info, received a summons to the Hlybokaye District Court for 10 March. He had been an observer of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee during the latest presidential election.
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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 28/02
SMI, Barysau

Representatives of the Borisovskiye novosti independent weekly keep appealing the search at the newspaper’s office carried out by Barysau police on 10 January.
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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
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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
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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 29/01
Алег Мацкевіч, Барысаў

Aleh Mackievich, Barysau

On January 10, 2011 searches happened at the office of an independent news paper “Barysauskiya Naviny” and at the residential place of the chief editor of the news paper A. U. Bukas. The searches were executed in the frame of the criminal case of the so-called “rioting” connected with provocation during the peaceful assembly against election fraud of December 19, 2010 at the Nezalezhnasti sq in Miensk. Continue reading »

2011 25/01
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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 25/01
Aleh MAckievich, Barysau

Aleh MAckievich, Barysau

In October 2010 Aleh Matskievich and Maryna Statkievich sent complaints to UN HRC on Republic of Belarus’s violation of articles 19 and 21 of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (about the fact of refusal of peaceful assembly). Continue reading »

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 07/12
Леанід Судаленка, Гомель

Leanid Sudalenka, Homel

At the end of November the Homel human rights defenders Anatol Paplauny and Leanid Sudalenka applied for holding a picket on 10 December, the Human Rights Day.
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2010 07/12
Затрыманая літаратура

Instructions for Short-term Observers

On 30 November officers of the Ashmiany customs office examined the personal belongings of the Homel human rights defender Leanid Sudalenka who was returning home from Vilnius. They confiscated from him 10 copies of Instructions for Short-term Observers at Presidential Election of Belarus. The human rights defender considers the confiscation of the manuals illegal and stated it in his complaint to the head of the State Customs Committee, which was filed by him on 1 December.
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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 18/11
Раман Кісьляк, Бярэсьце

Raman Kisliak

According to Brest human rights defender Raman Kisliak, the list of authorized canvassing venues in the city severely restrains the rights of Presidential candidates.
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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 02/11
ААН

The UN Human Rights Committee registered a complaint of five participants of the action that was held in 2009 in front of the Homel Region Police Department to mark the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of the former Interior Minister Yury Zakharanka. According to the human rights defender Leanid Sudalenka, the Committee officially informed the authors of the complaint about it.
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2010 28/10
Андрэй Зубра, Жодзіна

Аndrey Zubra, Zhodzina

On 27.10.2010 at 11 a.m. unexpectedly without any notice militia came to the place of work of Andrey Zubra – engineering department of Production Enterprise “BelAZ” in Zhodzina. Zhodzina GUVD officer – captain Zayats had interrogation protocol of the activist who was previously arrested on 27.09.2010 with 216 exemplars of independent publication “Tut I Tsiapier”. The officer ordered Andrey to stop his work and head to the court immediately.
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2010 28/10
Зала паседжаньняў

Trial room

On 27.10.2010 Zhodzina town’s court started trial over Andrey Zubra who is charged with illegal distribution of independence press in Zhodzina and is facing to be administratively fined from 20 to 50 base amounts (700000-1750000 BYR).
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2010 19/10
У.Кацора і Л.Судаленка

U.Katsora and L.Sudalenka, Homel

Human right activist Leanid Sudalenka who prepared an application to UN HR Committee told BelaPAN that the committee recognized the fact that Belarus violated civil rights of Homiel human right activist, member of United Civil Party (UCP) Uladzimier Katsora.
This information was in the document which Katsora received from the UN HR Committee on October18.

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2010 13/10
Вясна, Бярэсьце

Viasna, Бiarescie

On 12 October the Brest Regional Court left standing the verdict of the Brest City Court supporting the non-registration of the Brest regional human rights organization Brestskaya Viasna by the justice bureau of the Brest Regional Executive Committee.
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2010 13/10
Яўген Пугач, Смалявічы

Jauhen Puhach, Smalavichy

The UN Human Rights Committee has registered the individual communication of the Smaliavichy civil activist Yauhen Puhach concerning the violation of his right to peaceful assemblies and freedom of expression by the local authorities. The official Minsk has six months to submit to the Committee its commentaries on this case.
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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
Уладзімер Хільмановіч

U. Khilmanovich

Uladzimir Khilmanovich and Ales Astrouski demanded the authorities to grant a constitutional right to their children to study in Belarusian.
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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 15/09
Prysud

The democratic activist from Salihorsk Andrei Tychyna was fined 1,225,000 rubles (about $) for handing out the newspapers My I Rynak and Hazeta Niakliayeva with the logo of the Speak Truth campaign at the Salihorsk town market on 31 August.
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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 13/09
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Freedom - under a ban ... ?!

The traditional festival dedicated to the important historical date – the victory of Orsha in 1514 troops of the Grand Duchy of Moscow, was scheduled for 12 September this year. 8 September, the day of the battle, is celebrated as the Day of the Belarusian military glory by the opposition.
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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 08/09
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Barys Buhiel, Mahileu

Mahiliou human right center lodged an appeal for decision of regional economic court.
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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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