News for November 2016
08.11.2016 828 citizens of Belarus sign joint appeal to UN Special Rapporteur Miklós Haraszti
828 citizens of Belarus have signed a joint appeal to Miklós Haraszti, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus. The appeal has been authored by the campaigns “For a Fair Trial in Belarus” and “Mothers’ Movement 328” who seek the review of a number of illegal court decisions.
04.11.2016 FIDH and OMCT call for urgent measures to protect Russian prisoner of conscience Ildar Dadin
"Sentenced to three years in 2015 for merely expressing his opinion on relevant political issues, Ildar Dadin must be immediately released and rehabilitated," FIDH said today in a joint press-release by FIDH, its member organisation Anti-Discrimination Centre Memorial and World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT).
04.11.2016 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: October 2016
The court sentences against Paliyenka and Palchys did not change Viasna’s evaluation of their criminal cases, but at the same time, we welcome the moderation shown by the Belarusian authorities and the application of penalties not related to deprivation of liberty.
04.11.2016 Joint position of human rights defenders on adoption of plan to implement UN recommendations
Joint Position of Belarusian Human Rights Organizations on Adoption of Interagency Plan of Implementation of Recommendations for Belarus from UN mechanisms