Алесь Беляцкий вошел в список финалистов премии Front Line Defenders 2014

Front Line Defenders при участии медиасети «Аль-Джазира» объявила финалистов премии Front Line Defenders для правозащитников в опасности 2014 года.

В список финалистов премии Front Line Defenders, которая с 2005 года вручается в знак признания заслуг правозащитников, внесших исключительный вклад в дело защиты прав человека у себя на родине, причем зачастую с большим риском для себя, попали правозащитники из Беларуси, Гондураса, Пакистана, ОАЭ, Бангладеш и Кении.

Финалист премии от Беларуси - Алесь Беляцкий, правозащитный центр «Весна». Отбывает приговор к 4,5 годам лишения свободы.

Источник: http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/ru/node/24891#.UvTcB0rp8tl.facebook

News of Belarus

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.

Exclusive: European Union moves to suspend sanctions on Belarus

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.