Russian national facing charges in Tsikhanouski case

Russian national facing charges in Tsikhanouski case (updated)

Dmitry Popov, moderator of several social media accounts affiliated with Siarhei Tsikhanouski’s YouTube channel “A Country For Living”, has been charged under Part 1, Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (preparation for or active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order).

International community must continue scrutinizing human rights situation ahead of Belarus election, says UN expert

International community must continue scrutinizing human rights situation ahead of Belarus election, says UN expert

The UN's human rights expert on Belarus today called for international support for human rights defenders in the East European country as crackdowns on peaceful protests spread ahead of the 9 August presidential election.

Immediately release Pavel Seviarynets!

Immediately release Pavel Seviarynets!

Joint statement of human rights and other civil society organizations of Belarus

Siarhei Sparysh is new political prisoner

Siarhei Sparysh is new political prisoner

The human rights community of Belarus has called Siarhei Sparysh, an activist of the Narodnaya Hramada party facing charges under part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (organization or active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order), a political prisoner.

Key international human rights groups call UN HRC to renew mandate of Special Rapporteur on Belarus

Key international human rights groups call UN HRC to renew mandate of Special Rapporteur on Belarus

Amnesty International, Civil Rights Defenders, Human Rights House Foundation, Human Rights Watch and FIDH are urging the UN Human Rights Council to renew the mandate of Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Belarus at its 44th session opened on June 30.

MPs take over godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus

MPs take over godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus

Exactly one month before the presidential elections in Belarus, the German-Swiss human rights organisation Libereco – Partnership for Human Rights has launched a solidarity campaign for political prisoners in the EU neighbouring state.

Two political prisoners released before trial

Two political prisoners released before trial

Vasil Babrouski and Uladzimir Navumik, both earlier charged under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (“breaching public order”), have been released from pre-trial detention.

Another person facing charges in Tsikhanouski’s ‘disturbances’ case

Another person facing charges in Tsikhanouski’s ‘disturbances’ case

Siarhei Sparysh, spokesperson for Nardonaya Hramada, an opposition movement led by former political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich, is facing charges under Part 1 Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (preparation for or active participation in actions that grossly violate public order).

Government slashes campaigning locations in attempt to sterilize elections

Government slashes campaigning locations in attempt to sterilize elections

Following an unprecedented crackdown on presidential nominees and members of their campaign teams, the authorities have opted to minimize the outreach of the upcoming campaigning phase of the presidential election set for August 9.

FIDH asks Belarus to allow Viasna attend pardon hearing in death penalty case

FIDH asks Belarus to allow Viasna attend pardon hearing in death penalty case

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) has written to the Belarusian authorities urging them to allow Valiantsin Stefanovich, Viasna human rights defender and FIDH vice-president, to attend the hearing of the petition for pardon filed with the presidential commission in the case of the death row prisoners Kostseu brothers.

Human rights groups call to release Babaryka campaign activists

Human rights groups call to release Babaryka campaign activists

The human rights organizations of Belarus insist on the immediate and unconditional release of Alena Karahachava and Dzmitry Karaka, members of Viktar Babaryka’s campaign team.

Amnesty International calls to release veteran activist Pavel Seviarynets

Amnesty International calls to release veteran activist Pavel Seviarynets

Amnesty International has launched an urgent action forcing the Belarusian authorities to release known opposition activist Pavel Seviarynets who is reportedly ill-treated while serving 75 days of administrative detention.

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