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OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media concludes visit to Minsk; courts punish Internet users for sharing 'extremist' posts; anarchist activists still under attack in Belarus

Human rights defenders alarmed by unprecedented attack on critical bloggers

Human rights defenders alarmed by unprecedented attack on critical bloggers

The Human Rights Center “Viasna” is concerned about the situation of blogger Andrei Pavuk, who was arrested on March 20.

Former prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka arrested in criminal case

Former prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka arrested in criminal case (updated)

Former political prisoner and Amnesty International’s prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka has been arrested in Minsk this morning on suspicion of committing a crime under Article 339, Part 3 of the Criminal Code (“especially malicious hooliganism”).

Harlem Désir: We are concerned about fight against extremism

Harlem Désir: We are concerned about fight against extremism

Mr. Harlem Désir, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, has met with members of the Belarusian Association of Journalists and representatives of independent media as part of his working visit to Minsk, BAJ press service said.

Belarus Orders Expulsion Of Christian Convert Facing Death Penalty In Iran

Belarus Orders Expulsion Of Christian Convert Facing Death Penalty In Iran

Belarusian authorities have ordered the expulsion of an Iranian man who has converted to Christianity and is wanted by Tehran for apostasy and alleged murder, despite warnings by international human rights organizations that he would be at risk of torture and the death penalty if sent back.

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Viciebsk journalist fined for award-winning report; Vlogger threatened with criminal prosecution for video about anti-parasite commissions; Brest activist fined for presence at mass Jewish burial site; UN working group informed about occupational therapy rehabilitation centers in Belarus

US Department of State reports about 2018 human rights violations in Belarus

US Department of State reports about 2018 human rights violations in Belarus

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor of U.S. Department of State issued the Report on Human Rights Practices for 2018 in Belarus.

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TUT.BY chief editor Maryna Zolatava convicted and fined $3,825; Police hunts participants of solidarity action with political prisoners; Brest journalists-freelancers fined $1,500; Absurd posters, clear purpose. Monstration picket held in Minsk; Brest blogger's flat searched

OSCE representative hopes the verdict of Maryna Zolatava will be overturned

OSCE representative hopes the verdict of Maryna Zolatava will be overturned

Harlem Desir twitted about the "BelTA case"

Statement of the Belarusian Association of Journalists and Belarusian PEN Center on conviction of Maryna Zolatava

Statement of the Belarusian Association of Journalists and Belarusian PEN Center on conviction of Maryna Zolatava

Belarusian Association of Journalists and Belarusian Pen Center released a joint statement regarding the conviction of Maryna Zolatava.

TUT.BY chief editor Maryna Zolatava convicted and fined $3,825

TUT.BY chief editor Maryna Zolatava convicted and fined $3,825

The Zavadski District Court of Minsk announced the verdict to TUT.BY chief editor Maryna Zolatava accused of omission of an executive.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: February 2019

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: February 2019

In February, there were no significant improvements in the human rights situation.

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