Analytical weekly report on the results of observation: August 12-17

Analytical weekly report on the results of observation: August 12-17 (document)

Elections of deputies of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus of the seventh convocation

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Activist calls for greater reform in accessibility standards at polling stations; Viasna activists write to UN Special Rapporteur to report new case of police-related violence; rights defenders complain about inhumane conditions in prison in Mahilioŭ

Dzmitry Paliyenka case brought to trial

Dzmitry Paliyenka case brought to trial

The case of former political prisoner and Amnesty International’s prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka has been submitted to the Minsk City Court. The trial will open in early September.

Analytical weekly report on the results of observation: August 5-10

Analytical weekly report on the results of observation: August 5-10

Elections of deputies of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus of the seventh convocation

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Observers welcome minor improvements ahead of parliamentary elections; political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny reports fragile health in prison; death row prisoner Viktar Paulau sees family for first time since trial

“Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” launch independent observation

“Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” launch independent observation

The political background has not changed since last year’s local elections, coordinators of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” said at a press conference organized at Belarus Press Club to announce the launch of the non-partisan election observation.

Parliamentary elections scheduled for November 17

Parliamentary elections scheduled for November 17

President Aliaksandr Lukashenka has signed a decree to officially announce the elections to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly. The vote will take place on November 17, according to the presidential press-service.

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Opposition leaders lose trial over protest policing charge; Viasna writes to UN Special Rapporteur on terrorism on alarming trend in Belarus; CEC head again suggests election day option

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: July 2019

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: July 2019

The human rights situation remained unsatisfactory, without any tangible changes, while in July, as before, there were no cases of administrative imprisonment for political reasons, which generally continues the general trend of the first half of this year.

EU, CoE condemn new death sentence in Belarus

EU, CoE condemn new death sentence in Belarus

The European Union and the Council of Europe have condemned the death sentence pronounced yesterday in Viciebsk.

New death sentence pronounced in Viciebsk

New death sentence pronounced in Viciebsk

The Viciebsk Regional Court has sentenced Viktar Paulau, 50, to death finding him guilty of double murder committed in December 2018.

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New charges confirmed for former political prisoner Dzmitry Paliyenka; three human rights groups banned from major festival; teenager diagnosed with epilepsy after violent arrest

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