Analytical review of detention conditions and treatement of persons convicted of involvement in peaceful protests in March 2017

31.05.2017 Analytical review of detention conditions and treatement of persons convicted of involvement in peaceful protests in March 2017

The peaceful demonstrators sentenced to administrative detention in Minsk were held in conditions that are contrary to the state’s obligations enshrined in the Constitution and international treaties. Such conditions of detention are a form of cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment prohibited by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

Analytical review of administrative trials on March 27 in Minsk (Infographics)

29.04.2017 Analytical review of administrative trials on March 27 in Minsk (Infographics)

Analytical review of court hearings and access to justice in Minsk during the administrative trials held on March 27 following mass arrests of protesters on 25 and 26 March 2017

Monitoring report on "Chernobyl Way-2017" street action in Minsk, 26 April

27.04.2017 Monitoring report on "Chernobyl Way-2017" street action in Minsk, 26 April

On April 26, 2017 traditional street action on the anniversary of the Chernobyl accident in 1986 took place in Minsk.

Analytical review of detentions in Minsk in March 2017 (infographics)

24.04.2017 Analytical review of detentions in Minsk in March 2017 (infographics)

From March 27 to April 13, the Human Rights Center "Viasna" collected and processed 130 questionnaires from individuals whose rights were violated for exericsing freedom of expression and the right to peaceful assembly.

Report on monitoring a protest in Kastryčnickaja Square in Minsk. 26 March 2017

27.03.2017 Report on monitoring a protest in Kastryčnickaja Square in Minsk. 26 March 2017

On 26 March 2017, a group of people gathered in Minsk's central square to protest against violent mass detentions during the peaceful assembly in Minsk the previous day.

Report on monitoring the Freedom Day demonstration in Minsk. 25 March 2017

26.03.2017 Report on monitoring the Freedom Day demonstration in Minsk. 25 March 2017

A traditional march to commemorate the founding of the Belarusian National Republic was conducted in Minsk on March 25 (Freedom Day).

Report on monitoring of the ‘March of non-parasites’ in Minsk. 15 March 2017

20.03.2017 Report on monitoring of the ‘March of non-parasites’ in Minsk. 15 March 2017

The mass event was of a peaceful character (an assembly should be deemed peaceful if “its organisers have professed peaceful intentions and the conduct of the assembly is non-violent”). The participants and organisers did not appeal to violence or aggressive actions.

Report on monitoring of the March of non-parasites in Hrodna. 15 March 2017

16.03.2017 Report on monitoring of the March of non-parasites in Hrodna. 15 March 2017

The mass event was of a peaceful character (an assembly should be deemed peaceful if “its organisers have professed peaceful intentions and the conduct of the assembly is non-violent”). The participants and organisers did not appeal to violence or aggressive actions.

Report on monitoring of the March of Outraged Belarusians in Minsk. 17 February 2017

06.03.2017 Report on monitoring of the March of Outraged Belarusians in Minsk. 17 February 2017

Throughout several years the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights Center ‘Viasna’ have been regularly monitoring mass events in Minsk on the basis of a thoroughly elaborated methodology.

Report on monitoring of the mass event Dziady in Minsk, October 30, 2016

31.10.2016 Report on monitoring of the mass event Dziady in Minsk, October 30, 2016

The commemoration of victims of Soviet repressions (on the national holiday commemorating ancestors called Dziady) took place on October 30, 2016 in Minsk.

Report on monitoring of the Independence Day mass action on August 25, 2016

26.08.2016 Report on monitoring of the Independence Day mass action on August 25, 2016

The action dedicated to Independence Day took place on August 25, 2016, from 6 pm to 7:40 pm. The event was organized by activists of the Malady Front (Young Front); the invitation to take part in Kupala readings and to proceed to Independence Square was published in online media.

Report on monitoring the Critical Mass cycling event on 29 April 2016

30.04.2016 Report on monitoring the Critical Mass cycling event on 29 April 2016

A traditional cycling event ‘Critical mass’, taking place on last Friday of every month, was held on 29 April 2016.

Monitoring report on the mass event on January 30, 2016 in Minsk

02.02.2016 Monitoring report on the mass event on January 30, 2016 in Minsk

The mass event on January 30, 2016 was observed personally and continuously by five observers who had been trained accordingly and marked with badges.

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.

Report on results of monitoring of mass event on October 11 in Minsk

13.10.2015 Report on results of monitoring of mass event on October 11 in Minsk

The assembly and procession of October 11, 2015 in Minsk was peaceful. The absence of an application for holding mass actions, required by law, is not a reason to limit the freedom of peaceful assembly. We should also mention the spontaneous character of the action and the inability to identify the organizers.

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