22.03.2017 Belarus: First death sentence in 2017
Paris-Minsk. FIDH and its member organisation in Belarus Human Rights Centre "Viasna" denounce the first death sentence in 2017 and regret the Belarusian authorities continue to ignore calls to render Europe a death penalty-free zone.
17.03.2017 Belarus crackdown: more than 200 arrested or detained in two weeks
The new repression of peaceful protesters currently ongoing in Belarus confirms the absence of political change, declared FIDH and Human Rights Center (HRC) Viasna today.
11.03.2017 Stop persecution of citizens for exercising their right to peaceful protest and expression
The Human Rights Center "Viasna" notes the deterioration of the overall human rights situation in the country.
02.12.2016 Belarusian human rights community insists on abolition of the death penalty
Belarusian human rights community condemns recent executions and reiterates calls to abolish the death penalty.
02.12.2016 Belarus: third consecutive execution concealed for nearly a month from the public and relatives
Execution of Henadz Yakavitski on 5 November 2016 is the fourth execution in 2016, making it the highest number of executions per year since 2008.
29.11.2016 Stop persecution of Andrei Bandarenka. Joint statement by Belarusian human rights organizations
Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community on new criminal charges against Andrei Bandarenka
15.11.2016 Viasna demands to release Aliaksandr Lapitski from psychiatric hospital and to decriminalize defamation offenses
On November 14, it became known that Aliaksandr Lapitski, 80, was forcibly sent to a psychiatric hospital, after a court decision in the criminal case against him had entered into force.
04.11.2016 Joint position of human rights defenders on adoption of plan to implement UN recommendations
Joint Position of Belarusian Human Rights Organizations on Adoption of Interagency Plan of Implementation of Recommendations for Belarus from UN mechanisms
05.10.2016 Eduard Palchys is a political prisoner. Joint statement by human rights organizations
We believe that the publications authored by blogger Eduard Palchys, which were posted in the nine articles on the 1863x.com website, are a permissible form of expression and, accordingly, may not be prosecuted under the law.
10.08.2016 Human rights defenders recognize Uladzimir Kondrus political prisoner
We reaffirm our position, which is that the actions of Uladzimir Kondrus cannot be categorized under Art. 293 of the Criminal Code, while the statute of limitations of other articles of the Criminal Code, under which they could have been qualified, has already expired.
01.07.2016 Belarus: new UN resolution highlights the country’s appalling human rights situation
The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council reminded the international community of the appalling situation in Belarus today by adopting a resolution that raises a wide range of human rights violations committed in the country.
14.06.2016 Viasna demands respect for procedural rights of Eduard Palchys
Viasna demands respect for all the procedural safeguards and rights in relation to Eduard Palchys, who is currently held in custody in the detention center in Žodzina. In particular, he should be allowed to see his lawyer and be provided with appropriate conditions of detention and treatment.
07.06.2016 Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections launch observation of parliamentary elections
Bearing in mind the importance of independent assessment, we, representatives of Belarusian human rights organizations – the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights Center Viasna – start monitoring of the elections of deputies to the Chamber of Representatives.
03.06.2016 Viasna demands to stop political persecution of activist Pavel Vinahradau
The Human Rights Center "Viasna" urges the authorities to immediately stop the proceedings aimed at establishing preventive supervision against Pavel Vinahradau.
24.05.2016 Common position of Belarusian human rights defenders ahead of the next round of the EU-Belarus human rights dialogue
The country's leading human rights groups say there is no significant progress or systemic changes in the field of human rights and freedoms in Belarus, urging the government to develop a National Human Rights Plan.