News on the topic: criminal case of Ales Bialiatski

Amnesty International Netherlands: ‘Overjoyed’ by Ales Bialiatski’s release, will continue struggling for Mikalai Statkevich and Eduard Lobau (photo)

16.07.2014 Amnesty International Netherlands: ‘Overjoyed’ by Ales Bialiatski’s release, will continue struggling for Mikalai Statkevich and Eduard Lobau (photo)

Ales Bialiatski, head of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, has received a letter from the Dutch branch of Amnesty International, who organized a bright campaign in support of the Belarusian human rights defender during his imprisonment.

IFJ / EFJ Welcome Release of Belarusian Journalist & Human Rights Defender Ales Bialiatski

11.07.2014 IFJ / EFJ Welcome Release of Belarusian Journalist & Human Rights Defender Ales Bialiatski

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have welcomed the release of prominent Belarusian journalist and human rights activist, Ales Bialiatski, but have condemned the long and unjust period he has endured in prison.

Ales Bialiatski's first visit to Poland after release from jail

10.07.2014 Ales Bialiatski's first visit to Poland after release from jail

"For the three years I spent in prison, I was struck by the fact that many non-political, cultural, linguistic and social initiatives appeared in Belarus. This proves that our civil society develops," stated Mr. Bialiatski at a meeting in Warsaw. His visit to the Polish capital completes the tour of the Belarusian human rights activist across European countries.

Homel human rights activists apply for picket in support of political prisoners

09.07.2014 Homel human rights activists apply for picket in support of political prisoners

July 9, Homel human rights defenders Anatol Paplauny and Leanid Sudalenka applied to Homel City Executive Committee to get a permission for holding a picket on August 4. The purpose of the mass event action is to express protest against the existencce of political prisoners in Belarus, express support tothem and demand their immediate release.

Ales Bialiatski received at Paris Mayor's Office and French MFA

08.07.2014 Ales Bialiatski received at Paris Mayor's Office and French MFA

The first visit of the Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) Ales Bialiatski to Paris has come to an end. Before this, he had last visited Paris three years ago, a month before his arrest. All subsequent years members of the Federation throughout the world held actions and took every effort to secure his release.

PACE President is confident that hard work of Belarusian human rights defenders will yield results

05.07.2014 PACE President is confident that hard work of Belarusian human rights defenders will yield results

Meeting with the head of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" and Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) Ales Bialiatski, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Anne Brasseur assured him of the full support of the work of human rights defenders in Belarus by PACE.

Ales Bialiatski at European Parliament: I wasn't released from jail without any reasons

04.07.2014 Ales Bialiatski at European Parliament: I wasn't released from jail without any reasons

July 2, former political prisoner, head of the Human Rights Centre "Viasna" met in Strasbourg with Martin Schulz, who was re-elected president of the European Parliament, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fule, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland and President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe An Braser.

Complete video of Ales Bialiatski's press conference for Lithuanian media

01.07.2014 Complete video of Ales Bialiatski's press conference for Lithuanian media

On 27 June in Vilnius, Head of the Human Rights Center "Viasna", vice-president of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and one of the founders of the Belarusian Human Rights House Ales Bialiatski gave a press conference for the Lithuanian media.

Ales Bialiatski: No hard feelings towards Lithuania

30.06.2014 Ales Bialiatski: No hard feelings towards Lithuania

Belarusian human rights activist Ales Belyatsky says he has no hard feelings towards Lithuania for providing the Belarusian authorities with information that became a pretext for his detention.

ENFIN LIBRE! – Paris welcomes Ales Bialiatski’s release

30.06.2014 ENFIN LIBRE! – Paris welcomes Ales Bialiatski’s release

As promised by the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, the portrait of Ales Bialiatski, which was installed in front of the city’s 11th district hall, now features an inscription “Free at Last!” The French capital thus welcomes the release of the Belarusian human rights defender, an honorary citizen of Paris, Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH).

26.06.2014 Byalyatski: Free elections are key to Belarus' future

Securing free and fair elections is a key task of Belarusian society, human rights defender Ales Byalyatski said during an online questions-and-answers session hosted by Naviny.by on Wednesday.

Mayor of Paris: Ales Bialiatski’s release is a new step on the path to freedom of expression and democracy in the world

25.06.2014 Mayor of Paris: Ales Bialiatski’s release is a new step on the path to freedom of expression and democracy in the world

A known defender of human rights and freedoms, Ales Bialiatski was sentenced on November 24, 2011 as a result of an unfair trial to four and a half years in prison. His release, after three years in prison, is a new step on the path to freedom of expression and democracy in the world.

Ales Bialiatski is under prisoner amnesty

25.06.2014 Ales Bialiatski is under prisoner amnesty

Amnesty International welcomes the release of Belarusian prisoner of conscience Ales Bialiatski after nearly three years behind bars. The organizations remains concerned that his release was not unconditional and that two remaining prisoners of conscience remain in prison.

  Belarus: “Rights defender Ales Bialiatski released, but other political prisoners remain in jail” – UN expert

25.06.2014 Belarus: “Rights defender Ales Bialiatski released, but other political prisoners remain in jail” – UN expert

GENEVA (24 June 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, welcomed the release from prison of human rights defender Ales Bialiatski, but called for the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners and their full rehabilitation.

Sacha Koulaeva: Ales’ release is a sign of hope for human rights defenders facing repression in other countries

24.06.2014 Sacha Koulaeva: Ales’ release is a sign of hope for human rights defenders facing repression in other countries

On June 23, Sacha Koulaeva, Head of Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), came to Minsk to congratulate FIDH vice-president Ales Bialiatski on his release on behalf of his colleagues from all around the world.

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