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December 31, 2015

THE BELARUSIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS AND THE MEDIA. OVERVIEW

INFORMATION ON THE ELECTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS – 2015

December 30, 2015

Belarus-2015: Pyrrhic victory of Lukashenka condemns the country to degradation

In 2015, the permanent President of Belarus Aliaksandr Lukashenka has easily won another election with the official results of 83.5%. This is a fantastic triumph despite the fact that the economy was a mess: the GDP decreased by 3.9% during the last 11 months, while the average salary in Belarus has decreased from 530 to 370 dollars in equivalent during the last 5 years.

December 30, 2015

Беларусь-2015: пиррова победа Лукашенко обрекает страну на деградацию

В 2015 году бессменный президент Беларуси Александр Лукашенко как никогда легко выиграл очередные выборы, набрав по официальным данным 83,5%. Фантастический триумф при том, что экономика оказалась в галоше: ВВП за 11 месяцев года упал на 3,9%, а средняя зарплата белорусов за пятилетку скатилась в эквиваленте с 530 до 370 долларов.

December 30, 2015

ВЫБОРЫ ПРЕЗИДЕНТА РЕСПУБЛИКИ БЕЛАРУСЬ И СМИ. ОБЗОР

ИНФОРМАЦИЯ О ВЫБОРАХ ПРЕЗИДЕНТА РЕСПУБЛИКИ БЕЛАРУСЬ – 2015

December 23, 2015

UN registers complaint by death convict’s mother

The UN Human Rights Committee has registered an individual communication submitted by Volha Hrunova (right), the mother of Aliaksandr Hrunou, who was executed in 2014. The death convict’s mother appeals against a violation of her son’s right not to be subjected to cruel, inhuman, degrading treatment and the right to a fair trial. The case was registered under No. 2690/2015 and sent to the State party for comments on the merits.

December 23, 2015

У ААН зарэгістравана скарга ад маці пакаранага смерцю беларуса

Камітэт ААН па правах чалавека зарэгістраваў індывідуальнае паведамленне аб парушэнні права не падвяргацца жорсткаму, бесчалавечнаму, зневажальнаму годнасць абыходжанню і права на справядлівы суд, якое накіравала маці растралянага ў 2014 годзе жыхара Гомеля Аляксандра Грунова – Вольга Грунова (на фота). Справа зарэгістравана пад №2690/2015 і накіравана на адрас дзяржавы для каментару па сутнасці.

December 19, 2015

Belarusan society’s solidarity potential

The Center for European Transformation (CET) and the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS) present a research results report of the Belarusan society’s solidarity potential. The research was initiated by Belarusan human rights defending organizations: Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House, Human Rights Center “Viasna”, Belarusian Helsinki Committee, Legal Transformation Center (Lawtrend), Committee for the Protection of the Repressed “Salidarnasts”, Belarusian Association of Journalists, and Assembly of Democratic NGOs in Belarus.

December 19, 2015

Потенциал солидарности в беларусском обществе

Центр европейской трансформации (ЦЕТ) и Беларусский институт стратегических исследований (BISS) представили отчет по результатам исследования потенциала солидарности в беларусском обществе. Исследвание выполнено по инициативе беларусских правозащитных организаций: Беларусского дома прав человека им. Бориса Звозскова, Правозащитного центра «Вясна», Беларусского Хельсинкского комитета, Центра правовой трансформации (Lawtrend), Комитета защиты репрессированных «Салідарнасць», Беларусской ассоциации журналистов и Ассамблеи неправительственных демократических организаций Беларуси.

December 16, 2015

Police officer vs lawyer

On November 8, 2015 lawyer Giorgi Mdinaradze of the State Legal Aid Service went to the Vake-Saburtalo district police unit # 5 to defend rights of juvenile detainee. He learned from the investigator that the detainee was accused of robbery. The lawyer claimed before interrogation process he told the investigator that the juvenile would use right to silence. Police officers took the detainee to a separate room where the father also attended the conversation. Afterwards, the police officers became aggressive towards the lawyer. They took Giorgi Mdinaradze to the working room of the head of the police unit and about 5 police officers, including the chief police officer, verbally and physically assaulted him. Afterwards they prepared protocol on his administrative arrest but finally released the lawyer based on receipt.