Posted by: becketfund | March 20, 2008

Belarus: Prisoners Denied Religious Rights

BELARUS – Though both Belarusian law and international agreements maintain that prisoners have the right to receive pastoral visits, engage in communal worship, and have access to religious literature during periods of incarceration, prisoners in Belarus claim this is not the case in practice.  Belarusian prisoners and detainees say that their requests for pastoral visits frequently go unanswered, according to reports received by Forum 18 on March 20.

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