A new film in support of Ales Bialiatski (video)
The trial against Mr. Ales Bialiatski, FIDH Vice-President and
President of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” (Belarus),
currently arbitrarily detained in relation with his human rights
activities, is presently taking place in Minsk. In many States of the
Eastern Europe and Central Asia region, human rights defenders are
facing similar harsh repression: obstacles to freedoms of assembly
and association, hindrances to NGO registration, criminalisation
of unregistered organisations, obstacles of access to funding, judicial
harassment and arbitrary detentions.
A six-minute documentary drawing a dark picture of the situation of human rights defenders in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia is being released today by the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), in a context where human rights defenders are confronted to increasing repression.