News for 20 Mar 2015
20.03.2015 EU Criticizes Belarus Over Death Sentence
The European Union has sharply criticized Belarus, the only European country that applies capital punishment, for sentencing a man to death.
20.03.2015 Martin Uggla: No place for Lukashenka in Riga
The EU should not turn a blind eye to human rights violations in Belarus.
20.03.2015 Issue of criminalization of torture is much wider than it is seen by the Belarusian lawmaker
Comments on the National Report to the Universal Periodic Review (second cycle) prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus. Issues that had previously been studied during the monitoring of places of detention, which was carried out by the HRC "Viasna" are touched upon in the report.
20.03.2015 Human rights defenders report more opportunities for wheelchair users in Salihorsk
Representatives of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee in Salihorsk report the expansion of barrier-free environment in the city. These findings are part of activities for the preparation of another monitoring on the rights of persons with disabilities in the region.