Human rights activists call to end arrests, violence and use of weapons against peaceful civilians

10.08.2020 Human rights activists call to end arrests, violence and use of weapons against peaceful civilians

Joint statement by human rights organizations of Belarus

“Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” demand transparency in voting and vote count

22.07.2020 “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” demand transparency in voting and vote count

We once again call on the Belarusian authorities to ensure the full exercise of fundamental human rights and freedoms enshrined in the Constitution, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Copenhagen Document and other international human rights instruments.

Immediately release Pavel Seviarynets!

10.07.2020 Immediately release Pavel Seviarynets!

Joint statement of human rights and other civil society organizations of Belarus

Siarhei Sparysh is new political prisoner

10.07.2020 Siarhei Sparysh is new political prisoner

The human rights community of Belarus has called Siarhei Sparysh, an activist of the Narodnaya Hramada party facing charges under part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (organization or active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order), a political prisoner.

Human rights groups call to release Babaryka campaign activists

06.07.2020 Human rights groups call to release Babaryka campaign activists

The human rights organizations of Belarus insist on the immediate and unconditional release of Alena Karahachava and Dzmitry Karaka, members of Viktar Babaryka’s campaign team.

“Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” call to stop pressure on independent observers

23.06.2020 “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” call to stop pressure on independent observers

“Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” call to refrain from any form of pressure on independent observers.

Belarusian human rights defenders call to immediately release Viktar Babaryka and members of his nomination group

19.06.2020 Belarusian human rights defenders call to immediately release Viktar Babaryka and members of his nomination group

Joint statement by Belarusian human rights organizations

Stop pressure and intimidation of people involved in presidential election!

12.06.2020 Stop pressure and intimidation of people involved in presidential election!

Urgent statement of the human rights community of Belarus

HRDs insist on immediate release of all activists charged under Article 342 of the Criminal Code

10.06.2020 HRDs insist on immediate release of all activists charged under Article 342 of the Criminal Code

Statement by the human rights community of Belarus on the criminal charges against Siarhei Tsikhanouski and six other participants in the May 29 picket in Hrodna

Release Siarhei Tsikhanouski!

01.06.2020 Release Siarhei Tsikhanouski!

We, representatives of Belarusian human rights organizations, call on the Belarusian authorities to immediately release Siarhei Tsikhanouski and stop his criminal prosecution.

Key national human rights groups call to end persecution of peaceful protesters, journalists and defenders

15.05.2020 Key national human rights groups call to end persecution of peaceful protesters, journalists and defenders

In May 2020, the Belarusian authorities began widespread repression against the country’s civil society. More than 120 people were arbitrarily arrested and sentenced to fines and terms of detention across Belarus. The human rights community of Belarus demands an end to the persecution of peaceful demonstrators, human rights activists and journalists and the release of those serving their sentences.

Viasna insists on immediate release of its arrested members

13.05.2020 Viasna insists on immediate release of its arrested members

Statement of the Board of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" Minsk - May 12, 2020

Viasna calls to suspend administrative detention during COVID-19 pandemic

24.04.2020 Viasna calls to suspend administrative detention during COVID-19 pandemic

Under the conditions of the pandemic declared by the World Health Organization, it is incumbent on the Belarusian authorities to take immediate steps to prevent the spread of the virus among the categories of people most at risk of infection: low-income and homeless persons, alcohol abusers and prisoners.

Human rights defenders call to release political prisoner Pilip Shaurou

16.04.2020 Human rights defenders call to release political prisoner Pilip Shaurou

Statement by the human rights community of Belarus

COVID-19: Jailed Human Rights Defenders Must Be Released Immediately

08.04.2020 COVID-19: Jailed Human Rights Defenders Must Be Released Immediately

In light of the serious threat posed to prisoners by the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, FIDH and its undersigned member organisations recall governments’ obligation to ensure the safety and health of detained individuals that are under their responsibility, and launch a campaign, #ForFreedom, to call for the release of all jailed human rights defenders (HRDs).

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