2009 30/10

Leanid Marhotka, Salihorsk

Leanid Marhotka, Salihorsk

A number of Salihorsk youth activists are facing several million roubles of fines. The Young Front activist Ilya Shyla has been appealing the sentence in different judicial bodies for over a month and it is most likely that he soon will submit a complaint to the UN Committee on Human Rights.

The representative of Belarusian Helsinki Committee in Salihorsk region Leonid Markhotka expressed his opinion regarding the practice of substituting political arrests by huge fines. Continue reading »

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2009 14/08

The address of representatives of Human Rights Center Viasna with the demand to stop the unlawful persecution of the Belarusian-speaking soldiers including F.Viachorka has been forwarded again – this time to Homel inter-garrison military procuracy. The human rights defenders were officially informed about it by lieutenant-colonel A.Kot, first deputy military prosecutor of Belarus.

Bear in mind that on 27 July the human rights defenders Ales Bialiatski, Valiantsin Stefanovich and Uladzimir Labkovich addressed the defense minister of the Republic of Belarus Leanid Maltsau and the prosecutor general Ryhor Vasilevich with the demand to put an end to the unlawful persecution and pressurization of F.Viachorka who was serving in military unit 48694 in Mazyr, as well as other soldiers who were speaking the Belarusian language.


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