Leader of Union of Poles, elderly woman sentenced to fines for putting up cross in commemoration of Armia Krajowa member

  The Shchuchyn District Court in the Hrodna region on June 19 sentenced Meczyslaw Jaskiewicz, chairperson of the so-called unofficial Union of Poles in Belarus, and an elderly woman to fines for putting up a memorial cross.

Lukashenka appoints Pavel Karshunovich chairman of Minsk City Court

  Alyaksandr Lukashenka on June 10 appointed Pavel Karshunovich chairman of the Minsk City Court.

Courts in Minsk handing down fewer custodial sentences

  Custodial sentences handed down by courts in Minsk declined in number by 4.2 percent in 2011, Syarhey Balashow, senior aide to the city prosecutor, told BelaPAN.

Judge in Minsk upholds fine against prominent human rights defender Valyantsin Stefanovich

  A judge of the Partyzanski District Court in Minsk on Friday rejected an appeal by prominent human rights defender Valyantsin Stefanovich against a fine imposed on him by the district tax office.

Court upholds prison sentences for Statkevich, Uss

None of the convicts was present at the court hearing that opened in the morning...

Minsk City Court upholds prison sentences in so-called anarchists’ case

  The Minsk City Court on July 8 dismissed appeals against prison sentences imposed in May in a so-called anarchists’ case, said BelaPAN.

Court to hold preliminary hearing on closure suit against Nasha Niva on May 11

The pro-opposition newspaper was notified of the date of the hearing by mail...

Court rejects Narodnaya Volya\'s appeal against information ministry\'s warning

  A judge of the Supreme Economic Court of Belarus on Monday upheld the information ministry's formal warning to the Narodnaya Volya newspaper, said BelaPAN.

Supreme Economic Court starts hearing Narodnaya Volya\'s appeal against information ministry\'s warning

  The Supreme Economic Court on Wednesday started hearing the Narodnaya Volya newspaper's appeal against a formal warning from the information ministry, said BelaPAN.

Court refuses to hear suit by mother of executed man against Corrections Department over denial of information about her son’s place of burial

The Leninski District Court in Minsk has refused to hear a suit filed by the mother of Andrey Zhuk, a death row inmate executed in March, against the interior ministry’s Corrections Department...

Court rejects Nasha Niva\'s appeals against two warnings from information ministry

The Supreme Economic Court on Wednesday rejected the Nasha Niva private newspaper's appeals against two warnings received from the information ministry.

Mahilyow Regional Court sentences gang member to death over four murders

The gang targeted foreign nationals who were sleeping in their cars parked on the roadside at night...

Strasbourg court bars France from deporting couple alleged to have been subjected to political persecution in Belarus

According to Y.P., while in Belarus, he was repeatedly arrested and beaten up by the police for his activities as a member of the Belarusian Popular Front...

\"Tell the Truth!\" campaign will go on, leader promises

The Minsk City Economic Court declared null and void an office lease contract between Rukh Naperad and the landlord, a ruling that puts the organization under the threat of liquidation.

Minsk City Economic Court orders New Life Church to pay $83,000 in compensation for environmental damage

The Minsk City Economic Court on July 29 ordered a Protestant community called New Life Church to pay 249 million rubels ($83,000) in compensation for environmental damage, BelaPAN reports.

Court rejects suit seeking liquidation of organization behind \"Tell the Truth!\" campaign

The Minsk City Economic Court on Wednesday turned down the city authorities' lawsuit seeking the liquidation of Rukh Naperad (Movement Forward), an organization that is behind the embattled "Tell the Truth!" campaign.

Minsk Economic Court agrees to order release of seized founding papers of organization behind \"Tell the Truth!\" campaign

The Minsk Economic Court has agreed to order the release of the founding papers of Rukh Naperad (Movement Forward), which were seized last month in a crackdown on the organization's "Tell the Truth!" campaign.

CIS court accepts for examination Belarus’ suit against Russian export duty

A board of the CIS Economic Court on April 21 accepted for examination a suit filed by Minsk against the customs duty applied by Russia to exports of petrochemical products and “petrochemical raw materials” to Belarus, Be

Court officers raid Andzelika Borys’ apartment in Hrodna

Officers of a district court in Hrodna on April 6 raided the apartment of Andzelika Borys, leader of the Warsaw-backed “unofficial” Union of Poles in Belarus (UPB), to make an inventory of her belongings that would be seized if she failed to pay fines that had been imposed

Retrial of conscientious objector at Minsk District Court

The Minsk District Court on April 5 proceeded with the retrial of Ivan Mikhaylaw, a member of a Messianic Jewish community called New Covenant, on a charge of military service evasion.