News on the topic: solidarity

Austrian and German MPs take over godparenthood for Ihnat Sidorchyk, Dzianis Kireshchanka and Dzianis Chykaliou

21.10.2020 Austrian and German MPs take over godparenthood for Ihnat Sidorchyk, Dzianis Kireshchanka and Dzianis Chykaliou

As part of Libereco’s solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou, Jürgen Hardt (Bundestag, Germany), Lukas Mandl (European Parliament, Austria) und Reinhold Lopatka (National Council, Austria) have taken over a godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus. They demand their immediate and unconditional release.

Libereco demands freedom for Swiss citizen arrested in Belarus

19.10.2020 Libereco demands freedom for Swiss citizen arrested in Belarus

Natallia Hersche, Swiss-Belarusian dual citizen from St. Gallen, has been in a Belarusian prison for exactly one month today. She had travelled to her former home country in September and was arrested there during a peaceful women’s rally on 19 September.

Members of parliament from Belgium and Germany take over godparenthood for Aliaksandr Shabalin, Alena Maushuk and Pavel Piaskou

13.10.2020 Members of parliament from Belgium and Germany take over godparenthood for Aliaksandr Shabalin, Alena Maushuk and Pavel Piaskou

As part of Libereco’s solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou Samuel Cogolati (Kamer, Belgium), Dietmar Köster (European Parliament, Germany) und Ursula Groden-Kranich (Bundestag, Germany) have taken over a godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus and demand their immediate and unconditional release.

MPs from Switzerland, Austria and Germany take over godparenthood for Dmitry Popov, Dzmitry Karaka, Yury Savitski and Aliaksandr Vasilevich

05.10.2020 MPs from Switzerland, Austria and Germany take over godparenthood for Dmitry Popov, Dzmitry Karaka, Yury Savitski and Aliaksandr Vasilevich

As part of the solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou of Libereco – Partnership for Human Rights, the Swiss Members of the Council of States Céline Vara and Lisa Mazzone as well as the Austrian MEP Andreas Schieder and the German Member of the Bundestag René Röspel take over godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus and demand their immediate and unconditional release.

Three more German MPs "adopt" political prisoners in Belarus

02.10.2020 Three more German MPs "adopt" political prisoners in Belarus

As part of the solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou of Libereco – Partnership for Human Rights, Members of the German Parliament Wiebke Esdar (SPD), Frank Heinrich (CDU) and Christian Petry (SPD) have taken over a prisoner’s godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus and calling for their immediate and unconditional release.

Members of the Swiss National Council and the German Bundestag adopt Uladzimir Niaronski, Andrei Pazniak and Aleh Rubets

28.09.2020 Members of the Swiss National Council and the German Bundestag adopt Uladzimir Niaronski, Andrei Pazniak and Aleh Rubets

As part of the solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou of Libereco – Partnership for Human Rights, Nik Gugger (National Council, EVP), Ottmar von Holtz (Bundestag, Bündnis90 / Die Grünen) and Dirk Wiese (Bundestag, SPD) take over a godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus and demand their immediate and unconditional release.

German, Polish and Swiss MPs take over godparenthood for Liliya Ulasava, Illia Salei, Vital and Yahor Prakapchuk

23.09.2020 German, Polish and Swiss MPs take over godparenthood for Liliya Ulasava, Illia Salei, Vital and Yahor Prakapchuk

Members of the European Parliament Katarina Barley (Germany) and Robert Biedron (Poland) and Members of the Swiss National Council Marianne Streiff-Feller and Lilian Studer have taken over godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus as part Libereco’s solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou.

Statement by the civic solidarity platform on the situation in Belarus

23.09.2020 Statement by the civic solidarity platform on the situation in Belarus

The undersigned organizations, members of the international NGO network “Civic Solidarity Platform”, have been following the events unfolding in Belarus in the recent months with increasing concern about actions of the authorities and with great respect towards the participants of peaceful protests.

Ukrainian NGO call to stop pressure on Viasna

22.09.2020 Ukrainian NGO call to stop pressure on Viasna

Representatives of the Ukrainian human rights organizations are seriously concerned with the pressure on the Human Rights Center «Viasna» by the authorities of the Republic of Belarus.

MPs from Poland and Germany take over prisoners’ godparenthood for Andrei Novikau, Uladzimir Tsyhanovich and Dzmitry Kazlou

21.09.2020 MPs from Poland and Germany take over prisoners’ godparenthood for Andrei Novikau, Uladzimir Tsyhanovich and Dzmitry Kazlou

As part of Libereco’s solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou, Tomasz Frankowski (European Parliament, Poland), Franziska Brantner (German Bundestag) and Niklas Nienaß (European Parliament, Germany) have taken over godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus.

We stand with Belarus

20.09.2020 We stand with Belarus

Download our “We Stand With Belarus” graphics pack to show your support on the Global Day of Solidarity with Belarus, 20 September 2020.

Solidarity to Belarus from Armenian Civil Society

13.08.2020 Solidarity to Belarus from Armenian Civil Society

In full solidarity with the Belarusian people, we commend their strong will, resilience, and readiness to stand up for their legitimate right to elect their own government, to restore their dignity, rights, and justice.

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.

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