News on the topic: freedom of peaceful assembly

Report on the monitoring of "Charnobyl Way" action on April 26, 2018 in Minsk

27.04.2018 Report on the monitoring of "Charnobyl Way" action on April 26, 2018 in Minsk

The traditional procession "Charnobyl Way", dedicated to the 32nd anniversary of the Chernobyl APP accident, was held on April 26, 2018 in Minsk.

Belarus: Human rights defenders arrested

30.03.2018 Belarus: Human rights defenders arrested

On 25 March 2018, six human rights defenders Maxim Kovalev, Tatyana Mastykina, Andrei Krechko, Anna Sakhankova, Anastasia Vasilchuk and Nasta Loiko, all members of The Human Rights Centre “Viasna” and the Belarusian Helsinki Committee, were arrested in Minsk near Yakub Kolas Square for observing a public event

Belarus: UN expert calls for end to rights abuses and deplores State repression 

29.03.2018 Belarus: UN expert calls for end to rights abuses and deplores State repression 

A new wave of arbitrary arrests, the use of the death penalty and violations of media freedom in Belarus have prompted a UN expert to call on the authorities there to respect their human rights obligations and implement recommendations made over the past two decades.

Belarus: Arbitrary arrest and subsequent release of seven observers of Viasna and BHC, and obstacles to the right to peaceful assembly

28.03.2018 Belarus: Arbitrary arrest and subsequent release of seven observers of Viasna and BHC, and obstacles to the right to peaceful assembly

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Belarus.

Report on monitoring the peaceful assemblies on March 25, 2018 in Minsk

27.03.2018 Report on monitoring the peaceful assemblies on March 25, 2018 in Minsk

On March 25, 2018 in Minsk, events timed to the centenary of the proclamation of the Belarusian People's Republic were held.

Human rights defenders condemn mass detentions ahead and during peaceful assemblies on March 25, 2018

26.03.2018 Human rights defenders condemn mass detentions ahead and during peaceful assemblies on March 25, 2018

We, representatives of Belarusian human rights organizations, strongly condemn the preemptive detentions of activists throughout the country on the eve of mass events in honor of the centenary of the proclamation of the Belarusian People’s Republic, as well as during and after these peaceful assemblies.

Viasna observers, protesters, journalists detained in Minsk and across country

25.03.2018 Viasna observers, protesters, journalists detained in Minsk and across country

Six observers of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” have been detained by the police in Minsk’s central Yakub Kolas Square, which was expected to host an illegal protest by Mikalai Statkevich’s associates. The opposition politician himself was detained earlier this morning and sent to serve 10 days of administrative detention.

Ales Bialiatski: “We protest against the repressive actions of the authorities ahead of Freedom Day”

22.03.2018 Ales Bialiatski: “We protest against the repressive actions of the authorities ahead of Freedom Day”

As previously reported by the Human Rights Center "Viasna", police in Minsk arrested several opposition figures, who were expected to lead a protest on March 25. The human rights activists are outraged by such actions of the authorities.

Weekly picks in figures

16.03.2018 Weekly picks in figures

The country’s authorities continue abusing legislation to sanction reporters working for local and foreign media.

Practice of holding peaceful assemblies in Belarus cannot be a good example, Viasna and BHC say

19.12.2017 Practice of holding peaceful assemblies in Belarus cannot be a good example, Viasna and BHC say

The experts of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" and the Belarusian Helsinki Committee have prepared an overview of the situation with freedom of assembly in Belarus in 2016-2017. The analytical document is part of a regional project run by the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL). Earlier, the initiative presented the results of monitoring of freedom of peaceful assembly in the five Balkan countries. Now a similar review of Belarus is available online.

Report on monitoring the rally on the anniversary of the Sluck Uprising. November 26, 2017

27.11.2017 Report on monitoring the rally on the anniversary of the Sluck Uprising. November 26, 2017

On November 26, 2017 the city of Sluck hosted a protest to honor the heroes of the Sluck armed uprising (1920) organized by representatives of the CCP BPF Party.

Report on monitoring the rally on the anniversary of the Sluck Uprising. November 25, 2017

26.11.2017 Report on monitoring the rally on the anniversary of the Sluck Uprising. November 25, 2017

On November 25, 2017 the city of Sluck hosted an event honoring the heroes of the Sluck armed uprising (1920).

Arbitrary detention and false prosecution of political opponents continue, UN expert says

17.11.2017 Arbitrary detention and false prosecution of political opponents continue, UN expert says

The recent arrests and detention of two political opponents on fabricated grounds is another demonstration of the cyclical system of oppression in Belarus, according to Miklós Haraszti, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus.

Monitoring report on the mass event Dziady on 5 November 2017 in Minsk

06.11.2017 Monitoring report on the mass event Dziady on 5 November 2017 in Minsk

A memorial procession and a rally dedicated to the Day of Remembrance of the Ancestors “Dziady” took place in Minsk on November 5, 2017.

Niakliayeu is the first victim of ‘ruthless liberalization’

02.11.2017 Niakliayeu is the first victim of ‘ruthless liberalization’

The court of Lieninski district of Minsk sentenced yesterday opposition leader Uladzimir Niakliayeu to 10 days of administrative detention, finding him guilty of violating Article 23.34 of the Administrative Code (breaching demonstration rules).

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