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Release political prisoner Maksim Pauliushchyk!

28.11.2020 Release political prisoner Maksim Pauliushchyk!

Joint statement by Belarusian human rights organizations

Release political prisoner Ihar Samusenka!

26.11.2020 Release political prisoner Ihar Samusenka!

Joint statement by Belarusian human rights organizations

HRDs call to release journalists held on criminal charges

25.11.2020 HRDs call to release journalists held on criminal charges

Joint statement by Belarusian human rights organizations on the criminal cases of journalists Katsiaryna Barysevich, Katsiaryna Andreyeva and Darya Chultsova

Human rights coalition adds 8 new names to list of political prisoners

25.11.2020 Human rights coalition adds 8 new names to list of political prisoners

Joint statement by the human rights organizations of Belarus

Immediately release arrested students and professor!

24.11.2020 Immediately release arrested students and professor!

Joint statement by Belarusian human rights organizations

Human rights defenders call to release arrested student activists

19.11.2020 Human rights defenders call to release arrested student activists

Statement of Protest against attack on Belarusian Students' Association

Position of Belarusian human rights organizations on the death of Raman Bandarenka

16.11.2020 Position of Belarusian human rights organizations on the death of Raman Bandarenka

Numerous video footage of the incident and testimonies by eyewitnesses allow us to conclude that officers of special units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus were involved in the crime with a high degree of probability.

Say No to Major Sports Event in Belarus Amid Human Rights Crisis

12.11.2020 Say No to Major Sports Event in Belarus Amid Human Rights Crisis

Joint statement by human rights organizations on Ice Hockey World Championship 2021 in Belarus

Eduard Palchys new political prisoner

09.11.2020 Eduard Palchys new political prisoner

Joint statement by the human rights organizations of Belarus on recognizing Eduard Palchys as a political prisoner

Civic Solidarity Platform statement on the OSCE Moscow Mechanism report on Belarus

07.11.2020 Civic Solidarity Platform statement on the OSCE Moscow Mechanism report on Belarus

Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP) has issued a statement on the OSCE Moscow Mechanism report on Belarus calling for the international community to undertake effective and coordinated actions to implement its recommendations. The statement is signed by several CSP member organisations including Human Rights House Foundation.

19 more persons qualify as political prisoners

05.11.2020 19 more persons qualify as political prisoners

Joint statement of the Belarusian human rights organizations

UN experts decry threats against women human rights defenders in Belarus

03.11.2020 UN experts decry threats against women human rights defenders in Belarus

Independent experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council criticised Belarus for persecuting women human rights defenders in the context of the mass protests taking place in the country since August.

Immediately release Viasna member Maryna Kastylianchanka!

03.11.2020 Immediately release Viasna member Maryna Kastylianchanka!

Statement of the Board of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” in connection with the detention of a member of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Maryna Kastylianchanka and the detention of a volunteer of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Aliaksandr Paplauski

Harassment and intimidation of lawyers is of great concern and must end

30.10.2020 Harassment and intimidation of lawyers is of great concern and must end

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has expressed grave concern over ongoing attacks and intimidation tactics deployed against lawyers in Belarus for carrying out their professional roles.

Authorities designate Telegram channel NEXTA as “extremist” in further crackdown on independent media

24.10.2020 Authorities designate Telegram channel NEXTA as “extremist” in further crackdown on independent media

Around 30 human rights organisations strongly condemn the ruling by a Belarusian court to include the popular Telegram channel NEXTA in the list of “extremist” materials under Article 17.11 of the Code of Administrative Offences. The decision effectively penalises Belarusians for seeking to access independent news sources, branding those exercising their right to freedom of expression and information as ‘extremist’, and is part of a worsening crackdown on dissent.

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