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19.04.2019 Picks of the week

Critical blogger cleared of criminal charges; believers to stand trial for saying prayers outside President's office; HRDs question grounds for prosecution of ex-prisoner of conscience

President sets parliamentary elections for early November

19.04.2019 President sets parliamentary elections for early November

The parliamentary elections will be held on November 7, Aliaksandr Lukashenka said today when addressing Parliament with an annual speech.

Critical blogger awarded heavy fine in police defamation trial

18.04.2019 Critical blogger awarded heavy fine in police defamation trial

Blogger Siarhei Piatrukhin has been found guilty of slander and insult in a trial that was completed today in Brest.

Michel Forst: “I’m sure I’ll find ways to protect human rights defenders until the end of my life”

17.04.2019 Michel Forst: “I’m sure I’ll find ways to protect human rights defenders until the end of my life”

On April 16, Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, met with representatives of the Belarusian human rights community as part of his academic visit to Minsk.

Viasna member detained among protests in Brest

15.04.2019 Viasna member detained among protests in Brest

At least 10 people, including human rights activist Uladzimir Vialichkin, were arrested on Friday in Brest for their alleged involvement in a series of rallies protesting the construction of a battery factory, which local environmental groups view as a potential hazard for the city.

Picks of the week

12.04.2019 Picks of the week

Human rights defenders not allowed to observe the trial of critical blogger in Brest; Unification Church member threatened with deportation on dubious grounds; independent trade union under pressure in Salihorsk; man in Hrodna facing prison for sharing Rammstein video

OSCE Representative denounces search of Belsat

11.04.2019 OSCE Representative denounces search of Belsat

VIENNA, 10 April 2019 – The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, denounced the search conducted on 9 April in the editorial office of the Belsat TV channel in Minsk, Belarus. He called on the authorities to exercise restraint in bringing libel charges against media and journalists, and reiterated his call on the authorities to decriminalize defamation.

Amnesty International 2018 death penalty report: Belarus still last executioner in Europe

10.04.2019 Amnesty International 2018 death penalty report: Belarus still last executioner in Europe

Belarus executed four persons in 2018, as compared to two executions in 2017, Amnesty International said in an annual death penalty report. Aliaksei Mikhalenya and Viktar Liotau were executed in May, and Ihar Hershankou and Siamion Berazhnoy in November.

Belsat TV office raided by police

09.04.2019 Belsat TV office raided by police

Police officers have searched the Minsk-based office of the TV channel Belsat, Belarusian Association of Journalists said.

Dzmitry Paliyenka facing triple charge

08.04.2019 Dzmitry Paliyenka facing triple charge

Former political prisoner Dzmitry Paliyenka, who was arrested on March 20 on suspicion of committing a crime under Part 3, Art. 339 of the Criminal Code (especially malicious hooliganism), has been eventually formally charged, according to the activist’s friend Maryna Kasinerava.

15 detained in Kurapaty confrontation

05.04.2019 15 detained in Kurapaty confrontation

At least 15 persons were arrested yesterday during a spontaneous protest in the Minsk-based Kurapaty forest, after opposition activists attempted to prevent the demolition of several dozen wooden crosses near the site of Stalin-era mass executions.

Immediately stop prosecution of blogger Siarhei Piatrukhin

02.04.2019 Immediately stop prosecution of blogger Siarhei Piatrukhin

Joint statement by human rights and other civil society organizations

Report on monitoring peaceful assemblies on March 25 in Minsk

02.04.2019 Report on monitoring peaceful assemblies on March 25 in Minsk

On March 25, 2019, several peaceful assemblies dedicated to the 101st anniversary of the proclamation of the Belarusian People's Republic took place in Minsk.

Russian authorities crack down on human rights activists and other individuals in occupied Crimea

01.04.2019 Russian authorities crack down on human rights activists and other individuals in occupied Crimea

On 27 March 2019, representatives of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) in occupied Crimea raided houses of Crimean Tatars in the city of Simferopol, as well as in Bilohirsky and Krasnohvardiysky rayons.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: March 2019

01.04.2019 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: March 2019

March witnessed certain alarming trends of deteriorating situation with human rights in the country, which may indicate a strengthening of the level of repression ahead of the elections expected later this year.

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