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FIDH and Human Rights Centre “Viasna” demand to stop harassment of civil society activist Pavel Vinahradau

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.

Press conference on arbitrary detention of opposition activists

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.

Ales Bialiatski's first visit to Poland after release from jail

10.07.2014 Ales Bialiatski's first visit to Poland after release from jail

"For the three years I spent in prison, I was struck by the fact that many non-political, cultural, linguistic and social initiatives appeared in Belarus. This proves that our civil society develops," stated Mr. Bialiatski at a meeting in Warsaw. His visit to the Polish capital completes the tour of the Belarusian human rights activist across European countries.

Complete video of Ales Bialiatski's press conference for Lithuanian media

01.07.2014 Complete video of Ales Bialiatski's press conference for Lithuanian media

On 27 June in Vilnius, Head of the Human Rights Center "Viasna", vice-president of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and one of the founders of the Belarusian Human Rights House Ales Bialiatski gave a press conference for the Lithuanian media.

 Navapolattsk activists apply for picketing on Freedom Day

13.03.2014 Navapolattsk activists apply for picketing on Freedom Day

In Navapolatsk, representatives of political parties and democratic civil society organizations filed an application for a picket on Freedom Day, March 25.

Officials see no discrimination of Belarusian language speakers in the legislative process

09.01.2014 Officials see no discrimination of Belarusian language speakers in the legislative process

Human rights activist Valiantsin Stefanovich has received replies from the authorities to his appeal to the Constitutional Court concerning discrimination of Belarusian-speaking citizens – virtually all the laws in the country are adopted in Russian, there is no official translation of legal acts into Belarusian, the other official language of the country. However, the officials don't regard it as discrimination.

Information for journalists

09.12.2013 Information for journalists

On International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2013, a presentation of the alternative report of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Human Rights Center "Viasna” "Forced Labour and Pervasive Violations of Workers' Rights in Belarus" will take place in Minsk.

Statement of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” and the Belarusian Helsinki Committee on the sentence to Vasil Parfiankou

06.12.2013 Statement of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” and the Belarusian Helsinki Committee on the sentence to Vasil Parfiankou

The Human Rights Center "Viasna" and the republican NGO “Belarusian Helsinki Committeee” regard the sentencing of the public activist Vasil Parfiankou to imprisonment for violation of preventive supervision as politically motivated persecution.

Valiantsin Stefanovich asks Ministry of Communications and Informational Technologies

13.11.2013 Valiantsin Stefanovich asks Ministry of Communications and Informational Technologies

On 13 November the Deputy Chairman of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" Valiantsin Stefanovich lodged a complaint with the Ministry of Communications and Informational Technologies. He is seeking the disclosure of the authority by whose decision the organization's website was banned from the use in the state agencies and institutions.

Authorities cover up black lists' compilers

12.11.2013 Authorities cover up black lists' compilers

Officials conceal on the basis of which document independent web-sites have been included in the list of Internet information sources with limited access.

Our heartiest congratulations to Yuliya Hanchar on the birth of a daughter

11.11.2013 Our heartiest congratulations to Yuliya Hanchar on the birth of a daughter

The Human Rights Center "Viasna" sincerely congratulates the new parents – our dear member Yuliya Hanchar, and hear husband, Andrei Hanchar, on the birth of a daughter, and Zinaida Hanchar – on the birth of her granddaughter.

Trial on Labkovich's case postponed again

07.10.2013 Trial on Labkovich's case postponed again

On 7 October at the Savetski District Court of Minsk the member of the Council of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Uladzimir Labkovich was informed that the trial would take place tomorrow and start at 9 a.m. This is already the fourth postponement of the trial.

Uladzimir Labkovich and Tatsiana Reviaka appeal their fines at the Minsk City Court

12.08.2013 Uladzimir Labkovich and Tatsiana Reviaka appeal their fines at the Minsk City Court

The human rights activists appealed against the verdict of the Savetski District Court, according to which they were found guilty of violating Article 23.34 of the Code of Administrative Violations and fined 3 million rubles each.

Prosecutor General will have to answer whether courts rightly refused to consider complaints of human rights defender

06.06.2013 Prosecutor General will have to answer whether courts rightly refused to consider complaints of human rights defender

Baranavichy human rights activist Siarhei Housha sent to the Prosecutor General of Belarus a supervisory appeal against the refusals of the court of first instance and the appeal court to consider his lawsuits concerning the failure of the Republic of Belarus to pay him a compensation for moral damages, as required by a decision of the UN Human Rights Committee.

Valiantsin Stefanovich reminds Belarusian authorities about international undertakings from UN tribune

04.06.2013 Valiantsin Stefanovich reminds Belarusian authorities about international undertakings from UN tribune

On 4 June the deputy head of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" participated in an interactive dialogue about the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus.

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