News for 15 Mar 2017
15.03.2017 Dozens held after legal protest in Minsk, many beaten by police
At least 52 people have been detained after a protest held yesterday in Minsk. Many detentions were marked by excessive use of violence on the part of the police.
15.03.2017 Over 120 protesters, journalists detained in unprecedented crackdown on peaceful dissent since March 3
According to human rights defenders, over 120 persons have been detained since March 3, including opposition activists, journalists and ordinary protesters.
15.03.2017 UN Special Rapporteurs concerned about recurring violence against demonstrators in Belarus
Belarus is being urged by a UN human rights expert to stop acts of violence and harassment against demonstrators and to respect freedom of peaceful assembly.