Ales Bialiatski: Russia rapidly returning to Soviet Union, which inevitably affects its neighbors

Ales Bialiatski: Russia rapidly returning to Soviet Union, which inevitably affects its neighbors

Ales Bialiatski, chairman of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, spoke yesterday at FIDH Congress in Johannesburg as part of a session entitled “Invoking morals, religious or traditional values to build a new world order: States opposing human rights principles”.

ENEMO observers still unwelcome in Belarus

ENEMO observers still unwelcome in Belarus

The Belarusian Central Election Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have not yet replied to a request asking for the invitation of an ENEMO mission to observe the parliamentary elections scheduled for September 11, according to ENEMO Secretariat.

Viasna activists attend FIDH Congress in Johannesburg

Viasna activists attend FIDH Congress in Johannesburg

FIDH, together with its member organisations, Lawyers for Human Rights in South Africa, DITSHWANELO – The Botswana Centre for Human Rights in Botswana and Zimrights in Zimbabwe, is holding, under the high patronage of Desmond Tutu, its 39th Congress in Johannesburg from 23 to 27 August 2016.

Human Rights Watch urges Belarus to free Turkmen dissident

Human Rights Watch urges Belarus to free Turkmen dissident

Belarusian authorities are holding a former journalist from Turkmenistan on an extradition request by the Turkmen government, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday. They should immediately release the former journalist, Chary Annamuradov, and under no circumstances extradite or otherwise return him to Turkmenistan, where he would face torture and ill-treatment in custody.

US Amnesty International’s Eurasia Cogroup Chair: Together we will win

US Amnesty International’s Eurasia Cogroup Chair: Together we will win

Viachaslau Bortnik, Belarus-born American human rights defender and head of the Eurasia Cogroup at Amnesty International USA in Washington D.C., has visited the Minsk office of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”.

Mikhail Zhamchuzhny appeals sentence to Supreme Court

Mikhail Zhamchuzhny appeals sentence to Supreme Court

On August 1, political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny sent to the Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Court a supervisory appeal against the 6.5-year sentences he is serving in prison outside Barysaŭ, according to a letter received by the Human Rights Center "Viasna".

Ales Bialiatski: We hope that Marieluise Beck will remain a sincere friend of Belarus

Ales Bialiatski: We hope that Marieluise Beck will remain a sincere friend of Belarus

Marieluise Beck, a member of the Bundestag’s foreign policy committee representing the Greens and an expert on Eastern Europe, announced her decision not to be elected in the next convocation of the German Parliament, according to a message received by the Human Rights Center "Viasna".

Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections voice findings on first half of elections

Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections voice findings on first half of elections

Members of the campaign Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections have summed up the first half of the observation of this year’s parliamentary elections.

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