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UN Human Rights Council Resolution 17/24 “Situation of human rights in Belarus”, 17th session, Geneva, 17 June 2011

Human Rights Council
Seventeenth session
Agenda item 4
Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention

UN High Commissioner’s Oral Report on Belarus to the Human Rights Council, 18th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Geneva, 20 September 2011.

Madame President
Distingushed Members of the Human Rights Council,

Exellencies
Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of the Hidh Commissioner, and in line with the Human Right Council Resolution 17/24 adopted as its 17th session, I am presenting today the Hidh Commissioner's oral report on the human right situation in the Republic of Belarus.

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UN Committee against Torture, Concluding observations on the fourth periodic report of Belarus (advance unedited version), Forty-seventh session, Geneva, 31 October–25 November 2011

Committee against Torture
Forty-seventh session

31 October–25 November 2011
  Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 19 of the Convention
  ADVANCE UNEDITED VERSION
  Concluding observations of the Committee against Torture 
  Belarus

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Tough sentences announced to Brest antifascists

A verdict was delivered today in the case of Brest antifascists acused of participation in a group fight with neonazis which happened on May 8, 2013.

Antifascists were tried under the art. 339.3 (malicious group hooliganism) and 147.2 (malicious bodily harm). The case was qualified as malicious due to the fact of pepper spray usage in the fight.

Dzmitry Stsyashenka got 5 years of penal colony with reinforced regime (339.3) and 500 euro of damages to be paid to the injured nazis.

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The European Union is likely to lift some sanctions on Belarus, including its travel ban on President Alexander Lukashenko, after he freed a group of political prisoners last month, diplomatic sources say.

An arms embargo against the former Soviet republic would remain. But in an overture to the man the West calls Europe's "last dictator", diplomats are looking at suspending visa bans and asset freezes on most of around 200 people under sanctions for rights abuses, some since disputed elections in 2004.