Ales Bialiatski warned – continued activities can lead to prosecution

Ales Bialiatski, President of the human rights organisation “Viasna”, was officially warned by the General Prosecutor’s Office for alleged violation of Article 193.1 concerning activities on behalf of an unregistered organisation. Ales Bialiatski was summoned earlier this week for a ”talk” this afternoon, during which he received the warning. The General Prosecutor’s Office also made clear that continued activities could lead to prosecution.

This warning is only one of a series of harassments against Viasna. Earlier this year, on the 17th of January, the Committee for State Security, KGB, searched the Human Rights Centre Viasna for the third time in just one month. Ales Bialiatski was taken by the KGB but released the same day.

The Belarusian regime continues to harass human rights organisations and activists, journalists and people in opposition. After the election, on the 19th of December 2010, the security services KGB and the police have continuously directed raids towards persons critical to the regime in an effort to silence them.

Categories: News.
Tags: Ales Bialiatski, Freedom of association, Per Anger Prize, Presidential election 2010, and Viasna.
Regions: Belarus.