News on the topic: international organizations
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
13.08.2015 AZERBAIJAN: Verdict against Leyla and Arif Yunus is outrageous and must be nullified
The Observatory’s trial observer in Baku reports that Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunusov have been handed 8.5 and 7 year jail sentences, respectively.
06.08.2015 Human Rights Watch: Ailing Rights Defenders’ Trial in Azerbaijan is Travesty of Justice
(Berlin) – Azerbaijani authorities should immediately release and stop the prosecution of Leyla and Arif Yunus, elderly human rights defenders who are both in grave health, Human Rights Watch said today. On August 3, 2015, Arif Yunus’s blood pressure spiked, and he lost consciousness while standing trial in court. He received medical care during subsequent hearings on August 4 and 5, but his condition is poor.
05.08.2015 Rally in support of political prisoners in Belarus held in Vilnius
Belarusian political prisoners were supported in the capital of Lithuania.