News on the topic: Belarus
11.01.2019 Picks of the Week
Civil Society Champions Award 2018 won by human rights coalition; The first death sentence this year in Belarus; Mahilioŭ human rights activist threatened with expulsion from public monitoring commission; UNHRC considered complaints of 39 Belarusians in 2018; Preliminary dates of elections in Belarus announced
04.07.2017 Miklós Haraszti Visits Minsk upon OSCE Invitation
The Special Rapporteur on Belarus Miklós Haraszti will take place in the 26th annual session of the PA OSCE that is held on July 5 – 9 in Minsk.
14.04.2015 New presidential decree in Belarus uses fines and imprisonment as a means to "stimulate" employment
Human rights activists call on the Belarusian authorities to immediately annul the presidential decree on the "prevention of dependency on social aid" due to its non-compliance with the international human rights obligations of Belarus.
14.04.2015 Invitation to press conference "2nd round of UPR for Belarus: expectations of human rights community"
April 15 at 11 a.m. there will be held a press-conference on the results of the participation of human rights defenders at the pre-session in Geneva on April 8-10, prior to the passage of the second round of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by Belarus.
01.10.2014 Human rights activists announce a Week Against the Death Penalty in Belarus
Various human rights activities will be held from 5 to 10 October under the slogan "The death penalty is murder". The events will be attended by honorary foreign visitors, ambassadors, famous creative people, relatives of executed convicts shot and sentenced to death, advocates and activists of the abolitionist movement in Belarus.
26.09.2014 Babruisk: Maryna Malchanava has got a fine of 32 basic units
Bobruisk Judge Natalia Charapuha announced the court decision of the case of an independent journalist Maryna Malchanova on September 25. Recalling, she was accused of cooperation with foreign media without accreditation.
18.09.2014 Bobruisk journalist is summoned to court
The case against a member of the Belarusian Association of Journalists Marina Molchanova is brought to court.
22.07.2014 “Sign with Your Heart”: Civil society expects commitment from government
The Office for the Rights of People with Disabilities has been campaigning for a Memorandum of accession to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The campaign is entitled “Sign with Your Heart”.
21.07.2014 Salihorsk activists support campaign for protection of Belarusian language
Mikalai Sharavar, chairman of the Salihorsk office of the Frantsysk Skaryna Belarusian Language Society, has sent an appeal to the Constitutional Court against discrimination of the Belarusian language.
19.03.2014 Citizens refuse to vote for “demagogues who ignore us and laws"
On March 18 a group of citizens from different regions of Belarus announced their refusal to participate in the upcoming local elections. At a meeting with journalists in Minsk they talked about their reasons for mistrust to "puppet" deputies.
10.03.2014 Anatol Liabedzka awaiting trial
February 7, Chairman of the United Civil Party Anatol Liabedzka was summoned to the Savetski District Police Department of Minsk to give explanations concerning the rally of solidarity with Ukraine, held near Kamarouski market in Minsk the previous week-end.
31.01.2014 Homel court turns down human rights defender’s claim against employer
The Court of Homel’s Chyhunachny district turned down a claim by local human rights defender Anatol Paplauny, who was dismissed from work, despite alleged violations of labor rights found by the State Labor Inspectorate. A decision, which has not yet entered into force, was announced on January 29 by judge Vital Kozyrau.
26.11.2013 Pinsk residents expect tougher actions in curbing Nazi propaganda
In the recent months, the residents of Pinsk have repeatedly seen swastikas and Nazi inscriptions appear on the walls of various buildings and in other public places of the town.
05.11.2013 EU Heads of Missions Visit Kurapaty and Trastsyanets
It has become a tradition for the diplomats to gather at the sites on or around Dzyady, Remembrance of Ancestors Day, to honour the memory of the victims.
05.09.2013 Volunteers collect donations in support of the relatives of priest Lazar
According to the coordinator of the civil initiative “For Liberty” (“Za Voliu”) Hanna Shaputska, the fundraising is necessary first of all to pay for the lawyer and the parcels to the remand prison.