News for 7 Aug 2020
07.08.2020 Viasna observers jailed in Mahilioŭ
Aliaksandr Burakou and Ales Burakou (aka Alex Raycon), activists of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” in Mahilioŭ, have been sentenced to 10 days of administrative detention each.
07.08.2020 Picks of the week
Minsk DJs get 10 days in prison for playing "wrong" song; authorities thwart dozens of campaigning events by alternative candidates; early voting turnout hits record; two "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections" observers lose accreditation
07.08.2020 EU urges Belarus to respect fundamental freedoms as election nears
Statement by High Representative Josep Borrell ahead of the Presidential Elections
07.08.2020 Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders calls to drop charges against Viasna activist Aliaksandr Burakou
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Belarus.
07.08.2020 Swiss MP takes over prisoner’s godparenthood for Siarhei Sparysh
As part of the solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou of Libereco – Partnership for Human Rights, Claudia Friedl (National Council, SP) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Siarhei Sparysh.