2016 12/04

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2016 11/04

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During the preliminary hearing the representative of Slutsak District Council of Deputies defended the legality of blocking of the standard-setting initiatives of the local democratic activist Vital Amialkovich in support of the right to peaceful assembly. Continue reading »

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2016 04/04

piket-2016-04-02Eleven people have been charged with illegal picketing for staging a protest outside the Russian embassy in Minsk on April 2. Continue reading »

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2016 25/03

700img_2825The Court of Minsk’s Centraĺny district heard yesterday the cases of 17 opposition activists charged with joining a series of protests staged by entrepreneurs in Minsk in late February and early March. Continue reading »

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2016 16/01

A complaint submitted by human rights activist Leanid Markhotka to challenge a ban on a street protest imposed by the authorities of Salihorsk in December 2014 will be considered by the UN Human Rights Council. Continue reading »

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2016 13/01

The UN Human Rights Committee has registered a complaint submitted by Aliaksandar Protska, a resident of Homieĺ who attempted to stage a protest against the charges his daughter faced for alleged human trafficking. The communication has been sent to the State for comments on the merits. Continue reading »

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2016 10/01

Human rights activist Leanid Sudalenka has received a decision adopted at the autumn session of the UN Human Rights Committee in case No. Continue reading »

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2015 18/02

On 18 February, Yury Varonezhtsau, a resident of Homel who sent a complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee, received a message from Geneva saying that his communication had been accepted by the Committee for consideration. The United Nations Human Rights Committee says it has registered the complaint authored together with human rights defenders Anatol Paplauny and Leanid Sudalenka. The complaint dealt with a ban on a street rally in support of political prisoner Ales Bialiatski expected to be held in Homel on 4 August 2013.
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2015 11/02

The UN Human Rights Committee has registered a complaint by a Homel activist of the United Civil Party Eduard Neliubovich, who appeals a ban on a street procession in support of the Ukrainian people and its wish to live in the European Union. He also appeals the prohibition of a picket in support of Ales Bialiatski and his nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. Continue reading »

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2015 10/02

This is the conclusion made by local human rights defenders and civil society activists after familiarizing with the new ruling of the Baranavichy City Executive Committee of December 29, 2014 № 3778 “On mass events in Baranavichy and Repeal of certain decisions of the Baranavichy City Executive Committee”. Continue reading »

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2015 19/01

Grodno City Executive Committee denied activists of the United Civil Party to hold a picket for the resignation of the country’s leadership. Continue reading »

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2015 16/01

According to Uladzimir Vuyek, deputy chairman of the United Civil Party and the party’s leader in Brest, activists and supporters of the party have submitted 18 applications for holding pickets. Continue reading »

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2015 15/01

January 15, a preliminary hearing on the appeal of the human rights activist Siarhei Housha against the ban on his picket, issued by Baranavichy City Eecutive Committee on December 5, 2014, took place at the Baranavichy City and District Court. Continue reading »

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2014 30/12

Human rights activist Leanid Markhotka has sent to the court of Salihorsk district an appeal against a ban imposed by local officials on a picket that was scheduled for Human Rights Day. Prior to this, Mr. Markhotka wrote to the prosecutor, but that attempt failed.
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2014 24/12

The Vitsebsk Regional Court has heard the appeals of local journalists and activists who were fined for unauthorized picketing as a result of a photo session on November 5. The appeals were dismissed by the court, who did not accept the arguments that it was not picketing, but a photo shoot and upheld the ruling of the Chuhynachny district court.
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2014 17/12

Members of House of Representatives accepted amendments to several laws on questions of public and boundary safety in second reading on session on December 17. Continue reading »

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2014 11/12

Human rights activist appealed to the Chyhunachny District Executive Committee to inform it about his intention to get photographed with his friends just for the sake of taking photos. Continue reading »

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2014 10/12

December 10 is the Human Rights Day, which is celebrated around the world. On this day in 1948 the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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2014 08/12

Homel human rights defenders Anatol Paplauny and Leanid Sudalenka and the civil society activist Halina Bialova have received an answer from Homel City Executive Committee regarding their application for holding a procession on Human Rights Day, December 10.
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2014 05/12

Baranavichy City Executive Committee banned the picket dedicated to the 66th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, organized by the human rights activists Viachaslau Bolbat and Siarhei Housha.
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2014 04/12

Deputy Chair on ideological work of Salihorsk District Executive Committee Mikalai Maskevich turned down an application of the local representatives of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee for holding a picket on the occasion of the Human Rights Day on the central square of the town. Continue reading »

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2014 27/11

On November 27, the Svetlahorsk City Court was expected to hear the administrative charges brought against Yury Liashenka, an activist for the right of persons with disabilities.
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2014 27/11

The human rights activist wants to get an official response, can be photographed in Vitebsk without permission. The basis for the administration of the treatment was the incident with the Vitebsk journalists and activists who are accused of holding an unauthorized action “based on” snapshots with the photo shoot. Continue reading »

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2014 21/11

On November 21, the court of the Maskouski district of Minsk considered an appeal against a decision of the Minsk City Executive Committee, which banned a picket of solidarity with Ukraine citing obviously far-fetched reasons, the press service of the Committee “Solidarity” reports.
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2014 06/11

Members of the Conservative Christian Party Belarusian Popular Front Piatro Sarapenia and Yan Dziarzhautsau wanted to conduct their event on November 7 in order to inform the citizens about the consequences of the October coup d’etat and the need to ban the Communist Party of Belarus and its ideology. Continue reading »

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2014 04/11


The traditional commemorative action in the memory of ancestors, “Dzyady-2014″, including a march and a rally, took place on November 2, 2014. The event was organized by the Conservative Christian Party BPF. Continue reading »

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2014 18/08

Андрэй Стрыжак, РэчыцаCoordinator of the youth network of the independent trade union of radio-electronic industry Andrei Stryzhak complained to the UN Human Rights Committee against a ban imposed by officials in Rechytsa on a peaceful assembly that was scheduled for September 8, 2013 and was expected to protest against the decision of the Belarusian government to abolish sick leave payments for parents raising children.
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2014 25/07

Deputy Chief of Supreme Court judge Andrej Zabara replied to supervisory appeal of activist of United Civic Party of Belarus from Homiel Eduard Nielubovicz. Continue reading »

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2014 24/07

There is an application for holding a picket made in Viciebsk. The aim of the action, which is to happen on the 4th of August, is to get citizens of the city acquainted with the fact that there are political prisoners in Belarus recognized by Belarusian society, international and Belarusian human rights organizations. Human rights defender Leanid Sviecik is the initiator of the action.
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2014 16/07

Local human rights defender Uladzimier Cieliapun made an application for holding a picket on the 3rd of August to Mazyr regional executive committee. A picket is to protest regarding political prisoners in Belarus, supporting them and claiming for their immediate release. Continue reading »

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2014 13/07

In Homiel there is a decision concerning the procedure of public events in force, according to which anyone who would like to hold a mass-meeting or to attract attention to any problem is obliged to conduct service agreements with ambulance and for cleaning of grounds at his own expense. Nevertheless particular providers of such services are listed in the decision, no one managed to conduct an agreement with them. Continue reading »

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2014 07/07

As it was reported earlier, local authorities of Zhodzina suddenly refused to organize the celebration of folk festival Kupalle for the first time, after they organized pompous celebration of the 3rd of July with inviting Saladuha and Piesniary for a concert and great fireworks. Continue reading »

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