Human rights defenders alarmed by unprecedented attack on critical bloggers

21.03.2019 Human rights defenders alarmed by unprecedented attack on critical bloggers

The Human Rights Center “Viasna” is concerned about the situation of blogger Andrei Pavuk, who was arrested on March 20.

Former prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka arrested in criminal case

20.03.2019 Former prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka arrested in criminal case

Former political prisoner and Amnesty International’s prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka has been arrested in Minsk this morning on suspicion of committing a crime under Article 339, Part 3 of the Criminal Code (“especially malicious hooliganism”).

Harlem Désir: We are concerned about fight against extremism

19.03.2019 Harlem Désir: We are concerned about fight against extremism

Mr. Harlem Désir, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, has met with members of the Belarusian Association of Journalists and representatives of independent media as part of his working visit to Minsk, BAJ press service said.

Belarus Orders Expulsion Of Christian Convert Facing Death Penalty In Iran

18.03.2019 Belarus Orders Expulsion Of Christian Convert Facing Death Penalty In Iran

Belarusian authorities have ordered the expulsion of an Iranian man who has converted to Christianity and is wanted by Tehran for apostasy and alleged murder, despite warnings by international human rights organizations that he would be at risk of torture and the death penalty if sent back.

Picks of the Week

15.03.2019 Picks of the Week

Viciebsk journalist fined for award-winning report; Vlogger threatened with criminal prosecution for video about anti-parasite commissions; Brest activist fined for presence at mass Jewish burial site; UN working group informed about occupational therapy rehabilitation centers in Belarus

US Department of State reports about 2018 human rights violations in Belarus

14.03.2019 US Department of State reports about 2018 human rights violations in Belarus

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor of U.S. Department of State issued the Report on Human Rights Practices for 2018 in Belarus.

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08.03.2019 Picks of the Week

TUT.BY chief editor Maryna Zolatava convicted and fined $3,825; Police hunts participants of solidarity action with political prisoners; Brest journalists-freelancers fined $1,500; Absurd posters, clear purpose. Monstration picket held in Minsk; Brest blogger's flat searched

OSCE representative hopes the verdict of Maryna Zolatava will be overturned

06.03.2019 OSCE representative hopes the verdict of Maryna Zolatava will be overturned

Harlem Desir twitted about the "BelTA case"

Statement of the Belarusian Association of Journalists and Belarusian PEN Center on conviction of Maryna Zolatava

05.03.2019 Statement of the Belarusian Association of Journalists and Belarusian PEN Center on conviction of Maryna Zolatava

Belarusian Association of Journalists and Belarusian Pen Center released a joint statement regarding the conviction of Maryna Zolatava.

TUT.BY chief editor Maryna Zolatava convicted and fined $3,825

04.03.2019 TUT.BY chief editor Maryna Zolatava convicted and fined $3,825

The Zavadski District Court of Minsk announced the verdict to TUT.BY chief editor Maryna Zolatava accused of omission of an executive.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: February 2019

03.03.2019 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: February 2019

In February, there were no significant improvements in the human rights situation.

Picks of the Week

01.03.2019 Picks of the Week

Public prosecutor demands a fine of 1000 base values for Maryna Zolatava; Picket for political prisoners results in detentions; Belarus' delegation visited the World Congress against Death Penalty; Mikhail Zhamchuzhny placed in security housing unit for three months

Brussels: side-event "Why death penalty continues to be applied in Belarus?"

01.03.2019 Brussels: side-event "Why death penalty continues to be applied in Belarus?"

On February 28, a side event dedicated to Belarus took place at the World Congress against the Death Penalty.

Anniversary of protests against construction of battery factory in facts and figures

26.02.2019 Anniversary of protests against construction of battery factory in facts and figures

Human Rights Center Viasna prepared the statistics of a year-long protest campaign in Brest.

Belarus' delegation to visit the World Congress against Death Penalty

26.02.2019 Belarus' delegation to visit the World Congress against Death Penalty

From February 26 to March 1 Brussels with host the World Congress Against the Death Penalty - the world’s leading abolitionist event in terms of its scope and political ambition.

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