News on the topic: Viasna
10.05.2017 Viasna still views Ministry of Justice’s decision on registration as predictable
The relevance of the issue is due to the preparation of an alternative report to the United Nations Human Rights Committee currently done by a coalition of human rights organizations. The HRC experts included a request for clarification of the situation with the refusal to register the Human Rights Center "Viasna" in the list of issues to be addressed in the framework of Belarus’ reporting to the Committee.
26.04.2016 Viasna. The Beginning
On 26 April 1996, several Belarusian activists founded a human rights initiative called "Viasna-96", which later became what we know today as the Human Rights Center "Viasna". On this day, the activists started searching for the protesters detained during the Čarnobyĺski šliach demonstration.
24.12.2015 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Dear friends, colleagues and associates, May the year of 2016 bring many pleasant moments and joyous events. We wish you all good health and well-being, life-affirming energy and inspiration, as well as success in everything you do! May your dreams come true! Let us be optimistic and united!
07.10.2015 Results of expert examination of “Viasna” report on situation of human rights in Belarus for 2014 still unknown after six months
March 13, 2015, Ašmiany customs officers seized more than 40 copies of the brochure “Situation of Human Rights in Belarus in 2014. Review-Chronicle” from the Smarhoń human rights activist Ales Dzerhachou while he was crossing the border.
05.06.2015 Human Rights Humanitarian Mission launched in Kharkiv
June 4, Human Rights Humanitarian Mission started its work in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
03.06.2015 Human rights activists launch a humanitarian mission in Ukraine
The Human Rights Center "Viasna" initiated a humanitarian mission in Ukraine. Its main goal is to help Ukrainian immigrants from the conflict zone, 100,000 of whom are living in Kharkiv alone.
07.05.2015 Valiantsin Stefanovich: It is worth reminding the Ministry of Justice about the position of the UNHRC regarding the non-registration of "Viasna"
In her speech in Geneva at the UPR procedure for Belarus, the representative of the Ministry of Justice Hanna Shpak stated that some groups are capitalizing on their status of unregistered public associations for political reasons. Deputy Head of Human Rights Center "Viasna" Valiantsin Stefanovich, who was present at that meeting, decided that it was worth reminding the officials of the Ministry of Justice about the history of the organization's non-registration.
06.05.2015 Yury Rubtsou: "I am going to declare a dry hunger-strike in the case of a closed trial"
The political prisoner Yury Rubtsou has sent a letter to the Human Rights Center "Viasna". In it, he writes that he is still keeping a hunger strike and is not going to stop. In such a way Mr. Rubtsou protests against the instigation of a criminal case under Article 415 of the Penal Code against him, which he considers fraudulent.
12.03.2015 Apartment of Mahiliou journalist Ihar Barysau and the office of Mahiliou “Viasna” branch searched by police
The police have searched the apartment of a Mahiliou journalist, deputy chairman of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada), Ihar Barysau.
06.03.2015 Mikhail Miakhedka appeals to UN Human Rights Committee seeking justice
Having exhausted all remedies available at the national level, Minsk resident Mikhail Mehedko filed an individual communication with the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations.
08.01.2015 Ales Bialiatski: free speech is killed in many different ways
January 8, Head of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" Ales Bialiatski and his colleagues came to the French Embassy in Minsk, to lay flowers and light a candle in memory of the victims of the terrorist attack in the editorial office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which took place the day before in Paris.
17.11.2014 UN recognizes that Belarus violated the rights of Ales Bialiatski
Remarkable decision against states that violate the freedom of association
04.11.2014 Monitoring of “Dziady-2014” in Minsk
An action dedicated to Forefathers' Day and organized by the Conservative-Christian Party Belarusian Popular Front was held in Minsk on November 2 and monitored by members of the Human Rights Centre “Viasna” and the Belarusian Helsinki Committee.
15.10.2014 FIDH and Human Rights Centre “Viasna” demand to stop harassment of civil society activist Pavel Vinahradau
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Human Rights Center "Viasna" protest and outrage over the illegal actions of the Belarusian authorities in respect to the opposition activist Pavel Vinahradau.
13.10.2014 Press conference on arbitrary detention of opposition activists
Due to the aggravation of the problem of arbitrary detentions and arrests of opposition activists, October 15 the Human Rights Center "Viasna" holds a press conference to announce a human rights campaign on this issue and present a report prepared in cooperation with the FIDH.