News on the topic: solidarity

Viasna condemns violations of Jehovah’s Witnesses' rights in Russia

25.01.2019 Viasna condemns violations of Jehovah’s Witnesses' rights in Russia

In a joint statement with 36 other human rights organizations, Viasna expresses concern for the deprivation of the right to freedom of religion or belief towards Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia and the persecution of the Community members.

Chechnya Through the Eyes of Belarusian Human Rights Activists

22.12.2018 Chechnya Through the Eyes of Belarusian Human Rights Activists

Almost five months ago, the Shali distric court in the Russian constituent republic of Chechnya opened the trial in the case of human rights defender Oyub Titiev.

PEN America: Sign petition for the release of Oleg Sentsov

11.07.2018 PEN America: Sign petition for the release of Oleg Sentsov

PEN America has prepared a letter to US President Donald Trump asking him to “raise the critical issue of the growing number of political prisoners held in Russia” during his discussions with President Vladimir Putin at the summit scheduled for July 16 in Helsinki, Finland.

Let’s celebrate International Day of Solidarity with the civil society of Belarus

04.08.2017 Let’s celebrate International Day of Solidarity with the civil society of Belarus

It’s 2017, and we would like to be happy that the world has changed, becoming more humane and kinder. But unfortunately, this minute the trade unions are being searched, and people are arrested after expressing solidarity with their colleagues, the death penalty is still in place.

Libereco: Release all detained protesters in Belarus!

16.03.2017 Libereco: Release all detained protesters in Belarus!

Libereco – Partnership for Human Rights, the Zürich-Cologne based human rights group, has launched an email campaign to urge the Belarusian authorities to "stop the persecution, harassment and intimidation of dissidents".

Be United!

27.07.2015 Be United!

An appeal by Viasna leader Ales Bialiatski

Let’s mark together the Day of solidarity with civil society and human rights movement in Belarus!

23.07.2015 Let’s mark together the Day of solidarity with civil society and human rights movement in Belarus!

August 4th is the day marked by democratic activists around the world as the Day of solidarity with civil society and human rights movement in Belarus.

Human rights activists protest during President Aliyev’s visit to Berlin

22.01.2015 Human rights activists protest during President Aliyev’s visit to Berlin

On January 21, representatives of the Berlin-based European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) and local activists of Reporters without Borders held a protest outside the office of the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, who met with the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

Proceedings for liquidation of “Memorial” postponed to December 17

13.11.2014 Proceedings for liquidation of “Memorial” postponed to December 17

Today the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation Ministry of Justice has postponed consideration of the claim on the elimination of the "Memorial" to 17 December.

Azerbaijan must stop its suppression of civil society

12.11.2014 Azerbaijan must stop its suppression of civil society

46 NGOs from 10 Human Rights Houses call upon Azerbaijan to stop the on going suppression of civil society, as Azerbaijan's chairmanship of the Council of Europe ends.

“We'll try to do everything possible to achieve the review of the annulment of the residence permit”

04.11.2014 “We'll try to do everything possible to achieve the review of the annulment of the residence permit”

Deputy Chairman of the Human Rights Centre "Viasna" Valiantsin Stefanovich expressed his attitude to the decision on cancellation of the residence permit and the consideration of expulsion from the Republic of Belarus of the human rights activist Yelena Tonkacheva, leader of the Centre for Legal Transformation Lawtrend.

Let's demonstrate solidarity with Elena Talkachova: petition state bodies with the request to refrain from expelling the human rights activist from the country

04.11.2014 Let's demonstrate solidarity with Elena Talkachova: petition state bodies with the request to refrain from expelling the human rights activist from the country

The Human Rights Centre “Viasna” joins the call of our colleagues from the Center for Legal Transformation Lawtrend to direct petitions to the state agencies with the request not to expel human rights activist Elena Tonkacheva from Belarus.

Support human rights defender Intigam Aliyev!

18.08.2014 Support human rights defender Intigam Aliyev!

Intigam Aliyev, an international expert in the field of human rights and head of the Legal Education Society, who is under arrest in Azerbaijan, is the nominee of the contest “Hero of the Caucasus-2013”.

Ales, imprisoned for the past two years: join us!

24.07.2013 Ales, imprisoned for the past two years: join us!

August 4, 2013 will mark a sad anniversary. Ales Bialiatski has been in jail for two years. Two years behind bars for defending human rights in his home country, Belarus. Ales keeps his hopes up. And despite the forced daily work, he writes a lot. His colleagues published his writings on prison literature in Belarus. And he is currently working on a second book on the human rigts movement in his country. On August 4, we will be alongside Ales. The Belarusian government must know it!

28.06.2013 Jacek Protasiewicz: The European Union hopes for the release of political prisoners

Vice-President of the European Parliament, Jacek Protasiewicz expressed confidence that now it is a time for the Belarusian officials to take steps necessary for the improvement of relations between the EU and Minsk. Above all, Belarusian authorities should free political prisoners. Minsk does not have time to spare to do that. The politician told to Palitviazni.info about the EU expectations.

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