Election echo: more activists convicted of illegal protesting

05.12.2019 Election echo: more activists convicted of illegal protesting

At least eight opposition activists have been found guilty of joining the illegal demonstrations held in central Minsk in November.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: November 2019

03.12.2019 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: November 2019

On November 17, elections of members of the House of Representatives of the 7th convocation were held in Belarus. The only domestic citizen monitoring group, “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections”, came to the conclusion that the elections of deputies of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the seventh convocation, in general, did not meet a number of key international standards for democratic and free elections, and the electoral legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections protest post-election repression

02.12.2019 Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections protest post-election repression

Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections calls on the authorities of Belarus to immediately put an end to repression against members of opposition parties and initiatives.

Picks of the week

29.11.2019 Picks of the week

Protesters face charges in the aftermath of November 17 elections; BAJ criticizes state media over poor coverage of the campaign; critical blogger loses claim demanding compensation for "false charges"

Sentence in REP trade union trial commuted after an amnesty

28.11.2019 Sentence in REP trade union trial commuted after an amnesty

The terms of “restricted liberty” earlier imposed on Henadz Fiadynich and Ihar Komlik, leaders of the independent trade union REP, have been reduced by 12 months, following an amnesty bill passed by the parliament, praca-by.info said.

Orange the World to End Violence against Women

26.11.2019 Orange the World to End Violence against Women

November 25 was marked as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Viasna talked to Belarusian activists working with gender issues to ask them about ways of addressing problems of violence against women in Belarus.

Picks of the week: Parliamentary elections in figures

22.11.2019 Picks of the week: Parliamentary elections in figures

The November 17 elections brought both predictable and quite unexpected results. Some of them are shocking, while others are absurd.

Parliamentary elections 2019: Analytical report

19.11.2019 Parliamentary elections 2019: Analytical report

Observation of the elections to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus is carried out by the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights Center “Viasna” in the framework of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections”.

Decline of political race and total fraud. Human rights activists sum up observation of parliamentary elections

18.11.2019 Decline of political race and total fraud. Human rights activists sum up observation of parliamentary elections

The parliamentary elections were once again marred by gross violations of both Belarusian legislation and international standards, representatives of “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections”, a nation-wide election observation coalition, said at a press conference in Minsk.

2019 parliamentary elections: Report on early voting

17.11.2019 2019 parliamentary elections: Report on early voting

The official turnout for early voting is reported at 35.77%, which is the record high for the parliamentary elections since 2008.

2019 parliamentary elections: Report on election campaigning

16.11.2019 2019 parliamentary elections: Report on election campaigning

Administrative resources were widely used to promote the pro-government candidates, while a number of non-affiliated and opposition candidates reported obstacles in concealing or providing false information about their campaigning activities, as well as censorship of their political advertising.

Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections announce press conference on results of monitoring parliamentary elections

14.11.2019 Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections announce press conference on results of monitoring parliamentary elections

The nation-wide domestic non-partisan election observation campaign “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” will hold a press conference on the results of monitoring the elections of members of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the seventh convocation. The event will take place at 12 a.m., November 18 at Manastyrski Hotel in Minsk.

2019 parliamentary elections: Weekly report. November 4-9

11.11.2019 2019 parliamentary elections: Weekly report. November 4-9

observers of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” report the predominantly low-key character of the election campaign. There were ongoing cases of bans on broadcasting the campaign speeches of opposition candidates.

2019 parliamentary elections: Weekly report. October 28 - November 2

03.11.2019 2019 parliamentary elections: Weekly report. October 28 - November 2

There were cases of abusing administrative resources for the purposes of election campaigning by the pro-government candidates, as well as creating obstacles to independent and opposition candidates in their campaigning events.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: October 2019

01.11.2019 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: October 2019

On October 25, the court, finding Paliyenka guilty of the alleged act, sentenced him to three years of restricted freedom without imprisonment, reducing the sentence by one year under an amnesty.

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