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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.

AZERBAIJAN: Verdict against Leyla and Arif Yunus is outrageous and must be nullified

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.

Human Rights Watch: Ailing Rights Defenders’ Trial in Azerbaijan is Travesty of Justice

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.

Rally in support of political prisoners in Belarus held in Vilnius

05.08.2015 Rally in support of political prisoners in Belarus held in Vilnius

Belarusian political prisoners were supported in the capital of Lithuania.

Shabnam Khudoydodova not allowed to meet with lawyer

08.07.2015 Shabnam Khudoydodova not allowed to meet with lawyer

Shabnam Khudoydodova, arrested activist of “Group 24”, hasn't been allowed to meet with a lawyer for over ten days.

Amnesty International recognizes Yury Rubtsou prisoner of conscience

11.06.2015 Amnesty International recognizes Yury Rubtsou prisoner of conscience

The international human rights organization Amnesty International launches an urgent action in support of Mr. Rubtsou.

Azerbaijan is following steps of Belarusian regime

10.06.2015 Azerbaijan is following steps of Belarusian regime

The closure of the OSCE office in Baku, the ban on entry into the country of foreign journalists and international human rights defenders - the latest news from Azerbaijan remind the "inhospitable" policy of Lukashenka during the elections of 2010 and last year's World Hockey Championship.

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