Новости Комитета

Statement # 3 of the long-term International Monitoring Mission

January 14th, 2011,
Minsk

Analytical Review No. 1-1 “Interference in the work of the human rights organizations and initiatives in Belarus in December 2010 – January 2011”

Analytical Review №1-1 «Interference in the work of Human Rights organisations and initiatives in Belarus December 2010 – January 2011»

International Monitoring Mission of Committ of International Control over the Human Rights Situation in Belarus has published its analytical review on situation with human rights defenders and human rights organizations.

News of Belarus

Human Rights defenders are expulted from the country right from court premises

Today, on 28 April, after detention in the court and transportation to city-district department of militia, Ivan Kondratenko, representative of the International Observation Mission (IOM) was given an order about leaving the territory of the Republic of Belarus within 24 hours. It seems that expulsion of the human rights defenders and ban for their entry to the country becomes a norm for Belarusian Government.

Police says detained human rights activists are suspected of their involvement in the terrorist attack

On April 19, human rights activist Pavel Levinov, the Belarusian Helsinki Committee (BHC) member, Oleg Borshchevsky, independent journalist, Olga Karach, “Our Home” organization leader, and Valeriy Shchukin, journalist and human rights activist, were detained in Minsk. Cases of detainees will be treated tomorrow at 10.00 in the Frunzensky district court of Minsk.

Russian journalist Alexander Lashmankin sentenced to administrative arrest in Orsha (Belarus). In response the journalist went on a hunger strike

The city courtof Orsha settledthe case of “disorderly conduct” in which Alexander Lashmankin was accused – a Russian journalist, editor of the news agency “Freedom”, which received official accreditation from the Belarusian Foreign Ministry. The judge Ina Kokhav found the arguments of the charges convincing enough and sentenced him to three days of administrative arrest. The jailed journalist went onhunger strike.