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The two death sentences handed down in Belarus today followed a trial that has failed to meet international fair trial standards.
There are concerns the two men were ill-treated and forced to confess before facing a deeply flawed trial and death sentences.
A court in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, has handed down a sentence of four and a half years to human rights defender Ales Bialiatski. He is a prisoner ...
Urgent Action EUR 49/024/2011
The Belarusian authorities must immediately release a prominent human rights activist convicted today on politically motivated financial charges.
Ales Bialiatski, head of the rights NGO Viasna, was sentenced to four and a half years for financial crimes after assisting detained activists.
On 17 November Andrei Sannikau's lawyer was told by the Director of Mahiliow prison, north-east Belarus, that he was being held there. However his ...
Urgent Action EUR 49/023/2011
Belarusian authorities have repeatedly transferred prisoner of conscience Andrei Sannikau, apparently to intimidate him.
The whereabouts of Belarusian prisoner of conscience Andrei Sannikau are currently unknown. Amnesty International fears he may be at risk of torture ...
Urgent Action EUR 49/022/2011
The Belarusian authorities must immediately release a prominent human rights activist and prisoner of conscience who faces up to seven years in jail ...
A Belarus human rights activist faces up to seven years in jail on 'politically motivated' charges of tax evasion.