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US Department of State reports about 2018 human rights violations in Belarus

14.03.2019 US Department of State reports about 2018 human rights violations in Belarus

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor of U.S. Department of State issued the Report on Human Rights Practices for 2018 in Belarus.

New Amnesty International report: crackdown on CSOs persists in Belarus

21.02.2019 New Amnesty International report: crackdown on CSOs persists in Belarus

The new report Laws Designed to Silence: The Global Crackdown on Civil Society Organizations reveals the startling number of countries that are using bullying techniques and repressive regulations to prevent NGOs from doing their vital work, including in Belarus.

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders urges Belarus to stop harassment of Brest activists

21.02.2019 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders urges Belarus to stop harassment of Brest activists

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders issued an urgent appeal to stop the persecution of environmental activists in Brest.

Belarusian trade union case raised with the EU

21.01.2019 Belarusian trade union case raised with the EU

International trade unions brought concerns of deteriorating environment for democracy and fundamental rights in Belarus to the European Union authorities.

Belarus in World Report 2019 by Human Rights Watch

17.01.2019 Belarus in World Report 2019 by Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch issued an annual review of human rights around the globe. Belarus deserves a special chapter.

Viasna signs joint letter protesting escalating repression against Mehman Huseynov

16.01.2019 Viasna signs joint letter protesting escalating repression against Mehman Huseynov

Human Rights Houses issue a joint letter calling for urgent action from the international community to ensure the life, health, and rights of imprisoned Azerbaijani photojournalist, video blogger, and human rights defender Mehman Huseynov.

Alexievich, Bialiatski sign Prague Appeal for Democratic Renewal

31.10.2017 Alexievich, Bialiatski sign Prague Appeal for Democratic Renewal

Dozens of intellectuals, civil society activists and politicians from different countries have joined the Coalition for Democratic Renewal (CDR), an initiative launched to “go on the offensive against the authoritarian opponents of democracy, and to demonstrate solidarity with the brave people who are fighting for freedoms in undemocratic systems around the world.”

International solidarity is important in solving the problem of the death penalty in Belarus

10.10.2015 International solidarity is important in solving the problem of the death penalty in Belarus

October 9 in Minsk, human rights activists held a press conference dedicated to the World Day against the Death Penalty.

Discussion "Murder on Verdict" held in Vilnius

08.10.2015 Discussion "Murder on Verdict" held in Vilnius

October 7, the discussion “Murder on Verdict” was held at the Museum of Genocide Victims in Vilnius with the participation of the Belarusian human rights defenders, journalists and representatives of the Foreign Ministry of Lithuania.

Belarusian Embassy in Germany doesn't care for human rights

07.10.2015 Belarusian Embassy in Germany doesn't care for human rights

Activists of Amnesty International tried to pass to the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Germany several hundred postcards with the demands to respect human rights. However, the embassy refused to accept them. The action is dated to the upcoming presidential elections.

Ales Bialiatski takes part in Forum 2000 in Prague

14.09.2015 Ales Bialiatski takes part in Forum 2000 in Prague

In his speech at the opening of the 19th annual conference that is traditionally held with an emphasis on human rights, the head of the HRC “Viasna” criticized the present “pretended democracy” in Belarus.

Human Rights House Network celebrates its 20th anniversary

09.09.2015 Human Rights House Network celebrates its 20th anniversary

The International Human Rights House Network celebrates its 20th anniversary. The festivities with the participation of the Belarusian human rights defenders and representatives of non-governmental organizations are taking place these days are in Oslo.

FIDH: Sentsov and Kolchenko trial : outrageous sentence, torture and rights violations

01.09.2015 FIDH: Sentsov and Kolchenko trial : outrageous sentence, torture and rights violations

The sentencing on 25 August of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and civic and antifascist activist Alexander Kolchenko to respectively 20 and 10 years of severe regime detention is scandalous, declared today FIDH and ADC Memorial.

'Azerbaijan is turning into a dictatorship – we shouldn't fall for its caviar diplomacy'

14.08.2015 'Azerbaijan is turning into a dictatorship – we shouldn't fall for its caviar diplomacy'

After a lifetime fighting for human rights, Leyla and Arif Yunus face a decade in jail. How can Europe turn a blind eye, asks Souhayr Belhassen?

Valiantsin Stefanovich: Belarusian authorities continue anti-HR rhetoric

14.08.2015 Valiantsin Stefanovich: Belarusian authorities continue anti-HR rhetoric

During a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on August 11 the chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Uladzimir Andreichanka said that mutual support on key issues for the two countries would successfully defend their interests in the UN.

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