OSCE major meeting to discuss human rights situation in Belarus ahead of elections

OSCE major meeting to discuss human rights situation in Belarus ahead of elections

The Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Europe’s largest annual human rights and democracy conference, organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), is taking place in Warsaw, Poland, from 16 to 27 September.

Call For Justice After 'Homophobic' Attack On Belarus Filmmaker

Call For Justice After 'Homophobic' Attack On Belarus Filmmaker

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the Belarusian authorities to ensure justice for a brutal attack on documentary filmmaker Mikalai Kuprych last month, and to reassure members of the country’s LGBT community that “homophobic violence won’t be tolerated.”

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Interior Ministry will not appeal ruling in police brutality case; political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny scores 500 days of prison penalties; Viasna puts online a video about house arrest conditions of union leader Henadz Fiadynich

Minsk family wins BYN 2,800 compensation in police brutality case

Minsk family wins BYN 2,800 compensation in police brutality case

The Minsk Zavodski District Court has delivered a judgement in favor of Dzmitry Serada and his family in a hearing of a claim seeking compensation for the brutal police raid in their apartment in August 2016. The court ordered the authorities to pay 2,886 rubles (USD 1,380) in damages, including broken doors, windows, and therapy costs.

CPJ: Turkmenistan, Iran, Belarus Among World's 'Most Censored Countries'

CPJ: Turkmenistan, Iran, Belarus Among World's 'Most Censored Countries'

In a new report, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) named Turkmenistan, Iran, and Belarus as being among the ten worst countries for press censorship.

FIDH: Russian Pro-Democracy Protesters Undeterred by Repression

FIDH: Russian Pro-Democracy Protesters Undeterred by Repression

In a series of protests this summer, around 100,000 people took to the streets in Moscow to support independent candidates for elections to the Moscow City Council, which will take place on 8 September. The disproportionate reaction—brute force and prosecution—used by the Russian National Guard and the police to suppress this outpouring of civic mobilization belies the political establishment’s fear of dissent. A new report from FIDH provides a complete account of the protests—whose high level of youth participation suggests a trend of growing political engagement among the young generation—and the accompanying violations of human rights.

Parliamentary elections 2019. Report on the formation of territorial and district election commissions

Parliamentary elections 2019. Report on the formation of territorial and district election commissions (document)

Representatives of the five largest pro-government associations and unions affiliated to the FPB, recently joined by the Belarusian Peace Foundation, are still the main organizers of the elections.

Party members still minority on election commissions

Party members still minority on election commissions

Members of political parties constitute as few as 14% of the total number of district election commissioners formed to administer the parliamentary elections scheduled for November 17, the Central Election Commission said in a milestone report.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: August 2019

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: August 2019

During the month, human rights defenders continued to document cases of administrative prosecution of peaceful protesters.

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Viasna activist targeted by smear campaign in Svietlahorsk; teenagers face fines over rally to support rap star; activist suggests introducing agricultural troops in response to new evidence of forced labor in the army

Belarus police detain Moscow protester

Belarus police detain Moscow protester

Nikita Chirtsov, a Russian national, has been detained in Minsk at the request of the Moscow law enforcement, according to ovdinfo.org, an independent human rights media project on political persecution in Russia.

Belarus’ civil society calls for legal tools to combat domestic violence

Belarus’ civil society calls for legal tools to combat domestic violence

The Belarusian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum has issued a statement urging government structures to “undertake a transparent and inclusive process for developing and adopting a comprehensive law to protect women and men, children and elderly people suffering from violence by relatives.”

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