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Libereco calls for 'tougher measures' against Lukashenko regime

19.07.2021 Libereco calls for 'tougher measures' against Lukashenko regime

The German-Swiss human rights organisation Libereco – Partnership for Human Rights calls on Europe’s governments to take tougher measures against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko.

Statement by High Representative of European Commission on crackdown against civil society in Belarus

15.07.2021 Statement by High Representative of European Commission on crackdown against civil society in Belarus

High Representative/Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell made a statement on the situation in Belarus today.

Ihar Bukas, Dzianis Ivashyn and Dzianis Urad adopted by European MPs

30.06.2021 Ihar Bukas, Dzianis Ivashyn and Dzianis Urad adopted by European MPs

As part of Libereco’s #WeStandBYyou solidarity campaign, Erin McGreehan, Seán Haughey and Jens Geier take over godparenthoods for political prisoners in Belarus.

EU deplores likely execution of Viktar Paulau

17.06.2021 EU deplores likely execution of Viktar Paulau

Statement by the Spokesperson on a likely execution

EU condemns attack on Polish minority leaders in Belarus

26.03.2021 EU condemns attack on Polish minority leaders in Belarus

Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell on targeting the Union of Poles in Belarus

Viasna targeted in fake email attack

22.02.2021 Viasna targeted in fake email attack

Last Friday, February 19, eighty-five electronic mailboxes belonging to EU MPs and ambassadors to Belarus received a letter allegedly authored by the Human Rights Center “Viasna”.

EU continues to stand firmly with the people of Belarus

05.02.2021 EU continues to stand firmly with the people of Belarus

Joint Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Neighbourhood and Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi on the 7 February Day of Solidarity with Belarus

2020 Sakharov Prize awarded to democratic opposition in Belarus

22.10.2020 2020 Sakharov Prize awarded to democratic opposition in Belarus

The democratic opposition in Belarus has been awarded the 2020 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

Atrocities in Belarus: MEPs demand an end to impunity for regime crimes

17.10.2020 Atrocities in Belarus: MEPs demand an end to impunity for regime crimes

MEPs and experts discussed the latest developments in Belarus, including possible international legal paths to bring regime officials guilty of human rights violations to justice, on Friday.

On World Day against the Death Penalty, EU and CoE call on Belarus to end executions

10.10.2020 On World Day against the Death Penalty, EU and CoE call on Belarus to end executions

Today on the World and European Day Against the Death Penalty, the European Union and the Council of Europe reaffirm their opposition to the use of capital punishment in all circumstances and call for the universal abolition of the death penalty. We welcome the continued decline in the use of the death penalty, confirming the overall trend towards universal abolition.

MEPs call for new presidential elections in Belarus

17.09.2020 MEPs call for new presidential elections in Belarus

Alexander Lukashenko will not be recognised by the European Parliament as President of Belarus once his current term of office expires on 5 November.

EU seeks urgent debate on Belarus at UN rights body

12.09.2020 EU seeks urgent debate on Belarus at UN rights body

“The ongoing deterioration of the human rights situation in Belarus in relation to the 2020 presidential election needs the urgent attention of the Human Rights Council,” Germany’s Ambassador to the United Nations Michael von Ungern-Sternberg wrote to the Geneva-based council.

Stop violence and threats!

30.08.2020 Stop violence and threats!

Joint Statement by the Missions of the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the European Union on behalf of the EU Member States represented in Minsk on the use of violence and repression in Belarus

EU: Belarus elections were neither free nor fair

12.08.2020 EU: Belarus elections were neither free nor fair

EU calls on Belarusian political leadership to initiate a genuine and inclusive dialogue with broader society to avoid further violence. The EU will continue to support a democratic, independent, sovereign, prosperous and stable Belarus.

EU condemns state violence against peaceful protesters

10.08.2020 EU condemns state violence against peaceful protesters

Joint Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Neighbourhood and Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi on the Presidential elections

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