News on the topic: criminal case of Ales Bialiatski

Arrest of Ales Bialiatski’s property cancelled

29.01.2016 Arrest of Ales Bialiatski’s property cancelled

On January 28, Viasna leader Ales Bialiatski received a letter from the department of compulsory execution of Minsk’s Partyzanski district in response to his appeal against a decision to arrest part of his Minsk apartment where he lives with his family.

Authorities Want to Deprive Ales Bialiatski of Place of Residence

18.01.2016 Authorities Want to Deprive Ales Bialiatski of Place of Residence

Ales Bialiatski, the head of the human rights center Viasna, has received a ruling from the department of enforcement of judgments that a part of his flat (in which he lives with his family) falls under arrest.

FIDH urges Belarus’ MFA to implement UN HRC decision in Ales Bialiatski case

04.01.2016 FIDH urges Belarus’ MFA to implement UN HRC decision in Ales Bialiatski case

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) has written to the Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Uladzimir Makei urging the government to respect the country’s international obligations within the framework of the United Nations and to take steps to implement key requirements of the Human Rights Committee in the case of Ales Bialiatski, including the registration of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" and cancellation of his criminal record.

Ales Bialiatski receives Lieŭ Sapieha award in Warsaw

14.07.2015 Ales Bialiatski receives Lieŭ Sapieha award in Warsaw

According to Polskie Radio, on July 13 in Warsaw the head of the Human Rights Centre "Viasna" Ales Bialiatski was awarded the prize Lieŭ Sapieha.

Will amnesty concern political prisoners?

08.05.2015 Will amnesty concern political prisoners?

President of Belarus Aliaksandr Lukashenka has passed to the House of Representatives the draft law "On amnesty in connection with the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945". Will this amnesty concern Belarusian political prisoners?

Valiantsin Stefanovich: It is worth reminding the Ministry of Justice about the position of the UNHRC regarding the non-registration of "Viasna"

07.05.2015 Valiantsin Stefanovich: It is worth reminding the Ministry of Justice about the position of the UNHRC regarding the non-registration of "Viasna"

In her speech in Geneva at the UPR procedure for Belarus, the representative of the Ministry of Justice Hanna Shpak stated that some groups are capitalizing on their status of unregistered public associations for political reasons. Deputy Head of Human Rights Center "Viasna" Valiantsin Stefanovich, who was present at that meeting, decided that it was worth reminding the officials of the Ministry of Justice about the history of the organization's non-registration.

Ales Bialiatski: Deteriorating of conditions for political prisoners is closely connected with the pre-election situation in the country

06.05.2015 Ales Bialiatski: Deteriorating of conditions for political prisoners is closely connected with the pre-election situation in the country

The alleged reason to change the prison regime and transfer the political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich to a cell-type prison is numerous violations of internal regulations of Škloŭ penal colony №17, where he was serving his sentence, and disobedience to the requirements of the colony.

Amnesty International: “Your letter can change one's life” (video)

08.12.2014 Amnesty International: “Your letter can change one's life” (video)

Drawing the example of the Belarusian human rights activist Ales Bialiatski, who used to be a prisoner of conscience just several months ago, the Belgian branch of Amnesty International calls for participation in its Solidarity Marathon.

Ales Bialiatski: “I took the decision of the UN Human Rights Committee as a personal satisfaction” (full text of the document)

27.11.2014 Ales Bialiatski: “I took the decision of the UN Human Rights Committee as a personal satisfaction” (full text of the document)

The Human Rights Center “Viasna” publishes the official text of a decision taken by the United Nations Human Rights Committee in the case of its leader and vice-president of the International Federation for Human Rights, Ales Bialiatski.

UN recognizes that Belarus violated the rights of Ales Bialiatski

17.11.2014 UN recognizes that Belarus violated the rights of Ales Bialiatski

Remarkable decision against states that violate the freedom of association

Ales Bialiatski complains to Constitutional Court concerning labour discrimination of prisoners

13.11.2014 Ales Bialiatski complains to Constitutional Court concerning labour discrimination of prisoners

The head of the Human Rights Centre "Viasna" Ales Bialiatski requests the Constitutional Court to consider the question of infringement of the rights of convicts by not giving them vacations, and take measures to eliminate the legal collisions.

Quick Silver of Live Presented in Vitsebsk (photos)

16.09.2014 Quick Silver of Live Presented in Vitsebsk (photos)

The author, ex-political prisoner Ales Bialiatski came there together with the compiler of the book Alena Laptsionak. At a meeting in the "European club" they told the story of the creation of a collection of essays written in the Babruisk penal colony, where he served a prison term for his human rights activities.

Czech Foreign Minister receives Ales Bialiatski

06.08.2014 Czech Foreign Minister receives Ales Bialiatski

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Lubomír Zaorálek, received Belarusian activist Ales Bialiatski at the Czernin Palace on 5 August, 2014. Ales Bialiatski founded the most respected Belarusian human rights organization "Viasna", which provides legal and financial support to the victims of Belarusian regime repressions.

Ales Bialiatski urges people to remain optimistic and support civil society in Belarus

04.08.2014 Ales Bialiatski urges people to remain optimistic and support civil society in Belarus

August 4, the International Day of Solidarity with Civil Society and Human Rights Movement in Belarus, timed to the anniversary of the arrest of a recent political prisoner human rights activist Ales Bialiatski, is held in different countries of the world.

Ales Bialiatski’s The Quicksilver of Life presented in Minsk

23.07.2014 Ales Bialiatski’s The Quicksilver of Life presented in Minsk

The Quicksilver of Life is the first book by Chairman of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” and vice-president of FIDH Ales Bialiatski, which was presented in Minsk on July 22 with the participation of the author.

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