2008 19/11

Рыгор ВаіслевічOn 18 November Aliaksei and Sviatlana Lapitskis submitted another complaint to the General Procuracy of the Republic of Belarus, directly to the procurator general, R.A.Vasilevich. Continue reading »

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2008 18/11

Alaksiej LapickiAliaksei Lapitski
As said to the BelaPAN by Homel human rights activist Leanid Sudalenka, all three answers to the addresses concerning the implementations of the opinions of the UN Human Rights Committee and renewal of the legal status of the ‘Civil initiatives’ in Homel, received from different state instances of Belarus are negative. In particular, in the letter signed by the first deputy minister of foreign affairs Ihar Petryshenka it is said: Continue reading »

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2008 18/11

Kanstytucyja RB i PRAVAThe last convocation of the Belarus’ Parliament was hesitating too long. It stubbornly kept silent, but as a result… it simply decided to keep it to itself… Thus, violating the acting law of the Republic of Belarus About citizen’s applications, it still has given no answer to the address of Aliaksei Lapitski of 23 December 2007, in which the human rights activist applied to the Parliament of the Republic of Belarus as a subject of legal initiative on the proposal of the Constitutional Court. Continue reading »

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2008 16/11

Vybarčy invientar - jak u iluzyjanista- fokusnikaOn 15 October, the United Democratic Forces of Belarus adopted an action plan for the nearest future. Their primary goal is introducing changes to the electoral legislation. Continue reading »

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2008 14/11

Дом правоў чалавекаThe Human Rights House in Vilnius organizes the contest for the best photograph illustrating the realization of any human rights or freedom in Belarus. The action is timed to the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As a result of the contest the best photo will be chosen in each nomination, and the author will receive a prize – either a trip to Vilnius for two persons for a weekend, or a certain sum of money. Continue reading »

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2008 14/11

Герб ЖодзінаOn 14 November 2008 the special rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Committee decided to register Kamarouski’s complain. The complaint must also receive an official number. All this will be made soon. Continue reading »

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2008 13/11

КПЧ ААН, ЖэнэваAccording to odsgomel.org, a United Pro-dem Forces activist Marya Tulzhankova has sent a claim to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Committee, with a view to protect her right to free dissemination of information. Continue reading »

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2008 11/11

Судовае рашэньне і …On 10 November 2008 Aliaksei Lapitski received by mail the decision of the cassation instance, the College Board of Minsk city court, dated 23 October 2008 concerning his private lawsuit of 21 September 2008. Continue reading »

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2008 11/11

Уладзімер Кацора (Гомель)Uladzimir Katsora, Homel activist of the democratic forces, has received answers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice and the Constitutional Court of Belarus to his inquiry concerning the restoration of the legal status of the NGO ‘Civil Initiatives’.

Mr. Katsora directed his appeal to the abovementioned state organs in October 2008. ‘Civil Initiatives’ was liquidated by Homel oblast court in 2003. Three years later the UN Human Rights Committee confessed that the organization was liquidated unlawfully, with violation of the freedom of association, and therefore was to be restored. Continue reading »

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2008 11/11

… - справа дабраахвотнаяRecently two workers of a private firm have been fingerprinted by the local police. However, having found that fingerprinting is a voluntary procedure, they addressed a district police department concerning the illegal activities of the police officers.
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2008 11/11

Зміцер ЖалезьнічэнкаZmitser Zhaleznichenka, a former student of Homel State University, now soldier of transport forces in Zhlobin, has addressed the UN Human Rights Committee with a complaint. Continue reading »

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2008 09/11

Цыганы - самыя прыгнечаныя ў Расеі …The Romani people are still the most humiliated ethnic minority in the Russian federation, said the CE Commission against Racism and Intolerance members, while presenting their report on Russian interethnic relations in Moscow. Continue reading »

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2008 08/11

Іван ШылаJudge Volha Prakapovich turned down the lawsuit of Ualdzimir Shyla concerning the illegality of expulsion of his son, Ivan Shyla, from Salihorsk secondary school #4. Continue reading »

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2008 08/11

Наперад - у мінулае!?This article appeared as a reaction to the information of Radio ‘Liberty’ about politically motivated discrimination expulsion from secondary school #4a of a pupil Ivan Shyla. See either http://by.prava-by.info/archives/395#respon or http://licviny.info/archives/976 for more details. Continue reading »

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2008 06/11

Грамадзянін і сьледзтваHere we propose to your attention the book that is dedicated to various aspects of defense of human rights of people during criminal investigation against them. Bear in mind that in authoritarian regimes such investigation can be often used as an instrument of pressurization and intimidation for active civil position or opposition-mindedness. Continue reading »

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2008 06/11

Барыс ЗвозскаўHere is an article provided by the human rights expert Barys Zvozskau. Bearing in mind recent events concerning the freedom of religion in Russia, including information on religious persecution of Old Believers and their appeal for legal assistance, the article appears to be extremely topical, since it deals with a European approach to the exercise of this vital element of the concept of human rights, i.e. freedom of consciousness. Continue reading »

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2008 04/11

Specnaz na mirnym shodzieSiarhei Shytsikau, judge of Tsentralny district court of Homel, turned down the lawsuit of Piatro Kuzniatsou, Andrei Tolchyn, Alexander Protska and Natallia Shchukina against the prohibition of pickets by the city authorities. The plaintiffs intended to hold these pickets in September, during the agitation state of the election to the parliament. By means of such actions the civil activist intended to explain their position to the electorate and agitate against the pro-regime candidates who were running for their second term at the parliament. Continue reading »

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2008 04/11

Prastytucyja - naukolaAccording to BelaPAN, on November 4 Brest human rights activists addressed the president with a proposition to report out the bill on administrative prosecution for prostitution.

The amendment introduced by the Ministry of Internal Affairs was passed by the House of Representatives on October 20 and approved by the Council of the Republic on October 22. It is now awaiting approval by the president. Continue reading »

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2008 04/11

Суд Цэнтральнага раёну (Гомель)The hearing of the suit mounted by a number of Belarusian civil activists, including P.Kuzniatsou, A.Tolchyn, A.Protska and N.Shchukina, due on October 31 was postponed. Continue reading »

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2008 01/11

Ikony staraverau, Vietka (Belarus)The editorial board of the Belarusian Legal Portal (by.prava-by.info) learned about the appeal for support in distribution of information concerning facts of violation of rights and freedoms of Russian citizens. Continue reading »

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