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 29/04
Удзельнікі сустрэчы, Харкаў

Round table in Kharkov

By the initiative of the Kharkov Human Rights Group (KhHRG), a round table was held in Kharkov Office of the Public Defender.
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2011 29/04
Уладзимер Целяпун, Мазыр

Uladzimir Tseliapun, Mazyr

Uladzimir Tseliapun, Mazyr activist of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, has been awarded the Ukrainian order “Chernobyl Cross: Courage, Honour, Humanity” for his contribution to the removal of the consequences of the 26 April 1986 Chernobyl disaster on the site of the event.
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2011 28/04
Police work, Zhodzina

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
svechkazhaloby

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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