News for 26 Nov 2015

Russia: NGOs officially portrayed as “foreign agents”, “anti-constitutional” and “anti-Russian”, what next?

26.11.2015 Russia: NGOs officially portrayed as “foreign agents”, “anti-constitutional” and “anti-Russian”, what next?

The “war” against the human rights movement in Russia is reaching a new stage. While more than a hundred NGOs have been officially labelled as “foreign agents” since June 2013, they are now being targeted for so-called “anti-constitutional” and “anti-Russian” activities - accusations reminiscent of the Soviet era repressive rhetoric.

UN Human Rights Committee registers complaint by Hrodna human rights activist

26.11.2015 UN Human Rights Committee registers complaint by Hrodna human rights activist

Human rights defender Uladzimir Khilmanovich has received a written notification from the United Nations Human Rights Committee saying that his complaint has been registered and taken into consideration. The case concerns an incident of 2013, when the activist was fined for a photo with a portrait of Ales Bialiatski.

Amnesty International asks to commute death sentence handed down to Ivan Kulesh

26.11.2015 Amnesty International asks to commute death sentence handed down to Ivan Kulesh

Amnesty International has urged President Lukashenka to "halt any planned executions and immediately commute the death sentence handed down to Ivan Kulesh and all others sentenced to death in Belarus", according to a statement released on November 24.

Report on the results of monitoring of a mass event on November 24 in Minsk dedicated to the anniversary of the referendum of 1996

26.11.2015 Report on the results of monitoring of a mass event on November 24 in Minsk dedicated to the anniversary of the referendum of 1996

The mass event on November 24, 2015 was monitored fully and in person by six observers who had been trained and marked accordingly.

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