PACE rapporteur condemns execution in Belarus

19.06.2019 PACE rapporteur condemns execution in Belarus

Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC), PACE’s General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, has strongly condemned the execution of Aliaksandr Zhylnikau in Belarus.

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Brest blogger fined for "intrusive" behavior towards policeman; Artist fined for performance in defense of Belarusian language; Nazi propaganda criminalized, extremist symbols outlawed in adopted draft law; Peaceful assembly organizers sue police for bad public maintenance service; Another death sentence executed in Belarus

Council of Europe condemns latest death sentence execution in Belarus

14.06.2019 Council of Europe condemns latest death sentence execution in Belarus

The Council of Europe condemns the execution of the next death sentence in Belarus, the spokesperson of the organization wrote on his Twitter.

Death convict executed in Belarus on the verge of II European Games

13.06.2019 Death convict executed in Belarus on the verge of II European Games

The execution of the death sentence against Aliaksandr Zhylnikau is carried out.

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07.06.2019 Picks of the Week

New fines for Brest environmental activists; Mikhail Zhamchuzhny's petitions are not considered; Performance against dominance of Russian language results in arrest; Minsk hosts an international conference on combating extremism; LGBTQ initiative faces charges for illegal use of the homophobic newspaper logo

UN Special Rapporteur reports absence of significant improvements in human rights situation in Belarus

06.06.2019 UN Special Rapporteur reports absence of significant improvements in human rights situation in Belarus

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus Anaïs Marin delivered a report according to her mandate.

Human rights situation in Belarus. May 2019

05.06.2019 Human rights situation in Belarus. May 2019

The latest overview of the situation with human rights in Belarus.

Minsk hosts conference on human rights and combating extremism

04.06.2019 Minsk hosts conference on human rights and combating extremism

On June 4, Minsk human rights space Rights Territory hosts an international conference "Human Rights and Combating Extremism." The event features local and international human rights experts.

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Prosecutor General’s Office launches probe into police raids in Roma houses; courts continue to punish illegal protesters; activists stage monstration in Mahilioŭ, first allowed protest in 7 years

How Belarus fails its homeless

27.05.2019 How Belarus fails its homeless

Belarus is the host of next month’s European Games. This is bad news for the country’s many homeless. Already facing a hostile bureaucracy and lacking decent shelters, the homeless will be targeted for ‘street cleaning’ by the authorities.

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Belarusian author facing fine over short story published in 2010; ex-prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka fined in absentia while in pre-trial detention; human rights activists seek justice in Roma raids in Mahilioŭ

We can see dialogue beginning, UNHRC expert says

23.05.2019 We can see dialogue beginning, UNHRC expert says

On May 23, the Minsk-based Territory of Rights event space hosted a follow-up meeting on the concluding observations adopted by the UN Human Rights Committee after the consideration of Belarus’s fifth periodic report in October 2018.

Media Under Attack as European Games Loom

20.05.2019 Media Under Attack as European Games Loom

Olympic Officials Should Ensure Reporters’ Safety, Human Rights Watch says

Human rights defenders: Crime has no nationality

17.05.2019 Human rights defenders: Crime has no nationality

On May 16, police officers raided dozens of Roma houses in Mahilioŭ, after a local road policeman, Yauhen Patapovich, was abducted and murdered outside the city.

Statement on the arrest and forced expulsion of Ismail Nalgiev

16.05.2019 Statement on the arrest and forced expulsion of Ismail Nalgiev

On May 8, 2019, Ismail Nalgiev, a Russian activist, blogger and active participant in the protests against the agreement on the border between Chechnya and Ingushetia, was arrested by Belarusian police at the Minsk national airport.

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