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Human Rights Situation in Belarus: August 2021

02.09.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: August 2021

During the month, the authorities continued to actively prosecute individuals for political reasons. Viasna knows the names of at least 136 people convicted in August in politically motivated criminal trials.

One year after presidential elections: Tens of thousands detained, thousands tortured and hundreds injured

09.08.2021 One year after presidential elections: Tens of thousands detained, thousands tortured and hundreds injured

Despite the shocking numbers, detentions of our fellow activists and the ongoing attacks on the country’s civil society, Viasna will continue to help Belarusians defend their rights.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: July 2021

03.08.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: July 2021

On July 14, three more members of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” were detained on criminal charges: Ales Bialiatski, chairman of the organization, Valiantsin Stefanovich, member of Viasna’s Board and vice-president of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and Uladzimir Labkovich, lawyer and coordinator of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections”.

The case of Siarhei Tsikhanouski: important conclusions before the trial

12.07.2021 The case of Siarhei Tsikhanouski: important conclusions before the trial

On the eve of the trial against the political prisoner, the Human Rights Center "Viasna" recalls the chronology of violations of rights of Siarhei Tsikhanouski who was "got down" by the authorities at takeoff.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: June 2021

03.07.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: June 2021

The Human Rights Center “Viasna” is ware of at least 125 people were convicted in politically motivated criminal trials during the month.

FIDH launches website tracking systematic human rights violations in Belarus

25.06.2021 FIDH launches website tracking systematic human rights violations in Belarus

International Federation for Human Rights announced launching a website that might help mobilize for justice in Belarus.

International human rights organizations urge HRC to support extension of mandate of Special Rapporteur on Belarus

22.06.2021 International human rights organizations urge HRC to support extension of mandate of Special Rapporteur on Belarus

The 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council will touch upon the Belarusian issue.

UN Senior Human Rights Advisor's work suspended in Belarus

21.06.2021 UN Senior Human Rights Advisor's work suspended in Belarus

Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Belarus, reported today to Deutsche Welle that the work of the Senior Human Rights Advisor's office has been suspended by the Belarusian government.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: May 2021

02.06.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: May 2021

In May, the authorities continued to actively prosecute people for political reasons. According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, since August 2020, more than 3,000 criminal cases have been opened for violating the procedure of holding mass events and protests.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: April 2021

03.05.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: April 2021

During the month, the human rights situation in the country continued to deteriorate.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: March 2021

02.04.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: March 2021

The authorities continued to actively prosecute individuals for political reasons. There were 325 political prisoners, as of the end of March, and their number continues to increase.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: February 2021

03.03.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: February 2021

The human rights situation in the country continued to deteriorate, indicating an even greater aggravation of the already profound human rights crisis.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: January 2021

02.02.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: January 2021

Experts of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" note the continuing intensification of repression and further deterioration of the human rights crisis in the country.

Belarus: Unprecedented Crackdown

14.01.2021 Belarus: Unprecedented Crackdown

Human Rights Watch sums up developments in Belarus in its World Report 2021

Human Rights Situation in Belarus in 2020. Analytical Review by Viasna

08.01.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus in 2020. Analytical Review by Viasna

The 2020 repressions are unprecedented for the entire history of Belarus and testify to the profound human rights crisis in the country, which has led to the international isolation of Belarus and repeated sanctions by the EU, the U.S. and the UK.

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