News on the topic: ecological rights
22.04.2019 Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders condemns Brest arrests
The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the arbitrary arrest and judicial harassment of Mr. Uladzimir Vialichkin, an environmental rights defender and member of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” (HRC “Viasna”), as well as other 17 environmental defenders, in the context of the repression of an environmental protest movement against the construction of a battery plant in Brest.
26.02.2019 Anniversary of protests against construction of battery factory in facts and figures
Human Rights Center Viasna prepared the statistics of a year-long protest campaign in Brest.
22.02.2019 Picks of the Week
New fines for Brest activists; New intriguing date for elections; Hlybokaje journalist fined nearly 900 rubles
21.02.2019 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders urges Belarus to stop harassment of Brest activists
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders issued an urgent appeal to stop the persecution of environmental activists in Brest.
19.10.2018 Picks of the Week
Human rights lawyer arrested in Brest; opposition activist convicted over anti-military protest; journalists routinely harassed across Belarus
01.10.2018 Observatory: Drop charges against Svietlahorsk activists
The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the judicial harassment of Ms. Alena Masliukova, member of Human Rights Centre “Viasna” in Svetlogorsk and Mr. Anatoly Zmitrovich, an environmental activist.
30.06.2018 Picks of the Week
Activists continue to picket a restaurant near the Minsk belt motorway, which many say infringes on the territory of a nearby mass grave of Stalin-time victims, popularly known as Kurapaty. The protesters prevent cars from entering the facility, sometimes risking their lives.
15.06.2018 Picks of the Week
Activists protest opening restraurant next to memorial site; trade union leaders plea not guilty; authorities harass environmental campaigners
16.05.2016 Activist in Maladziečna sentenced to 7 days in jail over green protest
Pavel Siarhei has been sentenced to 7 days of administrative arrest for being involved in a protest against the construction of a major pig farm in the town of Maladziečna, Minsk region, according to local human rights activist Ales Kaputsky.
27.04.2016 Opposition activists, environmentalists stage anti-nuclear protest in Minsk
Opposition activists protested the on-going construction of a nuclear power plant in Belarus during the annual “Charnobylski Shlyakh” (Path of Chernobyl) demonstration staged Tuesday in Minsk on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident.
19.01.2016 Public Discussion over Church Construction Goes Unnoticed
On January 18, the administration of the Pershamajski district held a public discussion over the construction of a new church in one of the green zones of the city, without attracting wider public. “We are not obliged to invite anyone,” said an official representative.
14.08.2015 Salihorskers vote against urban densification at a meeting with the city authorities
Under public pressure, the head of Salihorsk District Executive Committee Aliaksandr Rymasheuski had to conduct a full-fledged meeting with the residents of the city, who are outraged with the destruction of the public garden near the shop "Lapis".
29.07.2015 Police open case over flashmob in Lida district
The Investigation Committee of the Lida district has opened a criminal investigation into a flashmob staged in the town of Biarozauka on July 25, when an unknown masked man left several car tires and lit smoke bombs outside the entrance to the Nioman glassworks.
10.07.2015 Mahilioŭ City Council ignores the collective appeals of citizens
At the end of May about 6.5 thousand citizens sent an appeal to the local MPs, but still haven't received any response.
17.03.2015 Salihorsk: densification and felling trees will continue
Activists of the campaign "Protect the Forest" declare the need to adjust the master plan of the development of Salihorsk.