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UN human rights experts: Belarus must stop torturing protesters and prevent enforced disappearances

02.09.2020 UN human rights experts: Belarus must stop torturing protesters and prevent enforced disappearances

UN human rights experts* called on Belarus to stop torturing detainees and bring to justice police officers who reportedly have been humiliating and beating protesters in their custody with impunity.

NGOs call on UN Human Rights Council to convene extraordinary session on Belarus crisis

26.08.2020 NGOs call on UN Human Rights Council to convene extraordinary session on Belarus crisis

The UN Human Rights Council must urgently convene a special session to address the human rights crisis in Belarus, where authorities have launched a full-scale crackdown following disputed presidential elections, Amnesty International and 15 other international and Belarusian NGOs said today in an open letter.

HRDs request UN intervention in Belarus torture reports

24.08.2020 HRDs request UN intervention in Belarus torture reports

The Human Rights Center “Viasna”, the Belarusian Helsinki Committee (BHC), the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) have written to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture to express their grave concern and to call upon intervention in relation to the violent crackdown against peaceful protesters in the aftermath of the presidential elections held on 9 August 2020 in Belarus.

UN human rights chief calls to release protesters facing criminal charges

21.08.2020 UN human rights chief calls to release protesters facing criminal charges

The UN Human Rights Office is continuing to follow developments in Belarus which has seen protests and strikes since the presidential election on 9 August.

UN Secretary-General: Allegations of torture must be thoroughly investigated

15.08.2020 UN Secretary-General: Allegations of torture must be thoroughly investigated

UN Secretary-General's Spokesman - on Belarus

Belarus must stop attacking peaceful protesters, UN human rights experts say

14.08.2020 Belarus must stop attacking peaceful protesters, UN human rights experts say

UN human rights experts* today strongly criticised Belarus for police violence against peaceful protesters and journalists and large scale detention following a controversial presidential election, and called on the international community to put pressure on Belarus to stop attacking its own citizens.

HRDs appeal to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Thematic Special Rapporteurs

13.08.2020 HRDs appeal to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Thematic Special Rapporteurs

Several leading human rights organizations of Belarus have written to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, as well as a number of thematic Special Rapporteurs urging them to take urgent measures in response to the human rights crisis in Belarus.

UN human rights chief urges Belarus to release peaceful protesters

20.07.2020 UN human rights chief urges Belarus to release peaceful protesters

According to information from various NGO and media sources, over 300 people, including a dozen journalists covering the protests, were detained by police during protests on 14 and 15 July.

Human Rights Council extends mandate on Belarus

17.07.2020 Human Rights Council extends mandate on Belarus

The Human Rights Council this morning adopted six resolutions in which it, among other actions, extended the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus.

International community must continue scrutinizing human rights situation ahead of Belarus election, says UN expert

10.07.2020 International community must continue scrutinizing human rights situation ahead of Belarus election, says UN expert

The UN's human rights expert on Belarus today called for international support for human rights defenders in the East European country as crackdowns on peaceful protests spread ahead of the 9 August presidential election.

Key international human rights groups call UN HRC to renew mandate of Special Rapporteur on Belarus

10.07.2020 Key international human rights groups call UN HRC to renew mandate of Special Rapporteur on Belarus

Amnesty International, Civil Rights Defenders, Human Rights House Foundation, Human Rights Watch and FIDH are urging the UN Human Rights Council to renew the mandate of Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Belarus at its 44th session opened on June 30.

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