News for 19 Aug 2020
19.08.2020 HRDs call to release political prisoners held on rioting charges
Joint statement of the Belarusian human rights organizations
19.08.2020 OSCE/ODIHR alarmed by increasing threats to human rights in Belarus following presidential election
Following the large-scale arrests of peaceful protestors in Belarus together with disturbing reports of violent physical abuse, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) calls for the immediate release of all those who have been unlawfully detained and a prompt and impartial investigation into alleged human rights abuses.
19.08.2020 Protester dies from live bullet wound
Henadz Shutau, 43, died today in the military hospital in Minsk after suffering a gunshot wound in the head during a protest in Brest on August 11, tut.by said.
19.08.2020 Prisoner’s Godparenthood for Vitali Shkliarov
As part of the solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou of Libereco – Partnership for Human Rights, Erhard Grundl (Bundestag, Bündnis90/DieGrünen) demands the immediate and unconditional release of Vitali Shkliarov.
19.08.2020 44 protesters still in detention, 13 missing, one more reported dead
44 people detained during the post-election protests remain in custody, after they were sentenced to short terms of administrative detention, the Ministry of Internal Affairs said.