News on the topic: freedom of association
29.07.2021 Purge of human rights organizations and other civic groups forces them to go underground or in exile
In July 2021, the Belarusian authorities liquidated or started the liquidation process of more than 80 civic organisations.
23.07.2021 Stop demolition of Belarus’s civil society!
In recent days, the authorities have taken steps to close numerous down civil society organizations.
17.02.2021 Statement on the unprecedented attack on Belarusian human rights defenders
Assistance to victims of reprisals is increasingly becoming a reason for criminal proceedings against Belarusians defending human rights.
17.02.2021 New reprisals against civil society activists underpin vicious crackdown on human rights
The Belarusian authorities have now set their sights on human rights defenders and journalists whose only crime has been to document the wave of gross human rights violations committed by security forces following last August’s contested presidential election.
16.02.2021 Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders strongly condemns escalating crackdown on Belarusian activists
The Observatory strongly condemns the ongoing crackdown on human rights defenders and journalists and urges the authorities in Belarus to immediately put an end to the persecution and harassment, including at the judicial level, of the above-mentioned human rights defenders and journalists.
06.02.2021 Stop prosecution of human rights defenders!
Statement of the Belarusian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum on the persecution of Siarhei Drazdouski and Aleh Hrableuski
05.02.2021 Freedom for Siarhei Drazdouski and Aleh Hrableuski!
Human rights defenders demand the immediate release of Siarhei Drazdouski and Aleh Hrableuski, activists of the Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
04.02.2021 Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities under attack
Aleh Hrableuski and Siarhei Drazdouski from the Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities are facing fraud charges, after they were questioned by officers of the Investigative Committee. The NGO’s company lawyer Hrableuski was detained for 72 hours to await official charges, while Drazdouski, the Office’s leader and a wheelchair user himself, was placed under house arrest.
02.02.2021 STOP PRESSURE ON CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS IN CONNECTION TO THEIR RIGHT TO ACCESS TO FUNDING
Address by Belarusian civil society organisations
24.12.2020 The wave of new criminal cases against CSOs in Belarus is growing
Criminal charges and related investigations, searches and arrests have become the most serious problem for CSOs in Belarus now.
11.12.2020 National Human Rights Award winners announced
On the International Human Rights Day, December 10, a coalition of human rights organizations of Belarus held a ceremony in Minsk to present the annual National Human Rights Awards.
30.06.2020 We call to stop repressions and pressure on civil society
Statement of Working Group of Assembly of Pro-Democratic NGOs of 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.
16.11.2018 Observatory condemns harassment of Viasna activist Ales Burakou
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.
13.11.2018 IndustriALL: Unjust verdict against union leaders in Belarus upheld
The city court of Minsk decided on 09 November to uphold the guilty verdict against two trade union leaders in Belarus, which has been widely condemned as unjust.