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.

Report on results of monitoring of mass event on October 10, 2015 in Minsk

11.10.2015 Report on results of monitoring of mass event on October 10, 2015 in Minsk

The assembly and procession on October 10, 2015 in Minsk was peaceful. The absence of an application for holding the mass event, required by law, is not a reason to limit the freedom of peaceful assembly.

Report on results of monitoring of People's Assembly in Minsk on October 4

05.10.2015 Report on results of monitoring of People's Assembly in Minsk on October 4

October 4, 2015 in Minsk the People's Assembly regarding the construction of a Russian military base in Belarus took place in Minsk.

Monitoring report on the picket held on September 16 to mark 16th anniversary of the disappearance of prominent figures

17.09.2015 Monitoring report on the picket held on September 16 to mark 16th anniversary of the disappearance of prominent figures

As before, the main problem of peaceful assemblies in Belarus is linked to the failure to properly implement positive obligations on the part of the authorities.

Report on monitoring of the picket "For Fair and Free Elections" in Minsk on September 10

11.09.2015 Report on monitoring of the picket "For Fair and Free Elections" in Minsk on September 10

The picket of September 10, 2015 was of peaceful nature. The absence of an application for holding the mass event, as required by law, is not a reason to limit the freedom of peaceful assembly.

Monitoring report on the picket on August 4, dedicated to  political prisoners and disappeared politicians

05.08.2015 Monitoring report on the picket on August 4, dedicated to political prisoners and disappeared politicians

August 4, 2015 in Minsk a picket dedicated to the issue of political prisoners and missing politicians, organized by the United Civil Party, was held on Niezaliežnasć Avenue in Minsk, near the monument to Felix Dzerzhinsky.

Report on the results of monitoring Čarnobyĺski šliach 2015 demonstration (photo)

27.04.2015 Report on the results of monitoring Čarnobyĺski šliach 2015 demonstration (photo)

Of greatest concern is the ongoing practice of arbitrary detentions and judicial harassment of some protesters (detention of Viktar Shaputska and Vital Kalinouski). Another negative factor was instances of threats to observers from law enforcement agencies.

Report on the monitoring of mass event “Freedom Day - 2015”

30.03.2015 Report on the monitoring of mass event “Freedom Day - 2015”

The sanctioned mass event (demonstration) was held in Minsk on 25 March 2015, from 3 pm to 6 pm. Traditionally, Belarusian opposition movements hold this event every year to celebrate the Declaration of the Belarusian People’s Republic in 1918.

Report on the monitoring of “Dziady-2014”

04.11.2014 Report on the monitoring of “Dziady-2014”

The traditional commemorative action in the memory of ancestors, "Dzyady-2014", including a march and a rally, took place on November 2, 2014. The event was organized by the Conservative Christian Party BPF.

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