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Miklós Haraszti Visits Minsk upon OSCE Invitation

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.

New presidential decree in Belarus uses fines and imprisonment as a means to "stimulate" employment

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.

Invitation to press conference "2nd round of UPR for Belarus: expectations of human rights community"

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.

Human rights activists announce a Week Against the Death Penalty in 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.

Babruisk: Maryna Malchanava has got a fine of 32 basic units

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.

Bobruisk journalist is summoned to court

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.

“Sign with Your Heart”: Civil society expects commitment from government

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”.

Salihorsk activists support campaign for protection of Belarusian language

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.

Citizens refuse to vote for “demagogues who ignore us and laws"

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.

Homel court turns down human rights defender’s claim against employer

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.

Pinsk residents expect tougher actions in curbing Nazi propaganda

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.

EU Heads of Missions Visit Kurapaty and Trastsyanets

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.

Volunteers collect donations in support of the relatives of priest Lazar

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.

Members of the Hrodna Council are required to regularly report to their electors

13.08.2013 Members of the Hrodna Council are required to regularly report to their electors

Representatives of a number of Hrodna NGOs and parties are trying to make members of the Hrodna Council implement the law and regularly report to their electors.

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