Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Belarus: Vice President of International Federation for Human Rights Arrested

Posted by Info on 05/08/2011

Ales Byalyatski, the Vice President of the International Federation for Human Rights, was detained in Minsk on August 4. Ales Byalyatski was detained near his flat.
The criminal article “hiding incomes on a large scale”, under which Byalyatski is reported to be accused, carries a punishment of 7 years in prison and confiscation of property.

Suspicious men in plain clothes began to gather near the Minsk office of Viasna human rights centre. Viasna staff left the building before those “guests” came. The home of Viasna chief was searched in the evening.


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