News for January 2020

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Death convict loses appeal at Supreme Court; more people convicted over December protests; employment discrimination still high, new research says

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Critical blogger gets 8 jail terms in a row; opposition activist faces criminal charges; death convict and family report harassment

Stop judicial harassment of Dzmitry Kazlou!

21.01.2020 Stop judicial harassment of Dzmitry Kazlou!

Joint statement by human rights and other civil society organizations Minsk - January 21, 2020

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Nearly 100 punished over pro-independence protests; government resumes investigation into extrajudicial murder case; HRW criticizes Belarus over lack of progress in key human rights areas

Human Rights Situation in Belarus in 2019

16.01.2020 Human Rights Situation in Belarus in 2019

In spite of a slight decrease in the overall level of repression in the country compared with the previous year, in 2019 Belarus failed to demonstrate any significant systemic changes in the area of civil and political rights, especially at the legislative level, aimed at the qualitative improvement of the human rights situation.

UN experts condemn Roma arrests in May 2019

14.01.2020 UN experts condemn Roma arrests in May 2019

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention expressed serious concern about the mass detentions that were carried out in the Roma settlements of Mahilioŭ and other Belarusian cities in May 2019 and were accompanied by insults and physical violence by law enforcement officials.

EU, CoE “reaffirm strong opposition” to death penalty after new sentences delivered in Belarus

13.01.2020 EU, CoE “reaffirm strong opposition” to death penalty after new sentences delivered in Belarus

The European Union reaffirms its strong opposition against the application of capital punishment in any circumstance, the EU External Action Service said in a statement following the two death sentences handed down in Belarus on January 10.

Two men sentenced to death in Čerykaŭ

10.01.2020 Two men sentenced to death in Čerykaŭ

Two men, Illia Kostseu and Stanislau Kostseu, have been sentenced to death at a visiting session of the Mahilioŭ Regional Court held today in the town of Čerykaŭ. Judge Mikhail Melnikau found the two brothers, aged 21 and 19, respectively, of killing their former school teacher and setting her house on fire to destroy the evidence.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: December 2019

04.01.2020 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: December 2019

The situation with human rights remained poor during the month. There was an overall deterioration of the situation in comparison to previous periods, which is primarily due to an increase in the number of cases of administrative responsibility targeting participants of peaceful assemblies.

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