News for February 2022

Libereco: Western sanctions must also fully affect Belarus

28.02.2022 Libereco: Western sanctions must also fully affect Belarus

Human rights organization Libereco demands to extend sanctions against Russia to Belarus

Belarus: Next steps toward accountability at the Human Rights Council

28.02.2022 Belarus: Next steps toward accountability at the Human Rights Council

Watch the full recording of a side event hosted ahead of the 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council

Referendum 2022: Analytical report on election campaigning

28.02.2022 Referendum 2022: Analytical report on election campaigning

The expert mission of observation of the 2022 referendum is carried out by the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights Center "Viasna" within the campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections".

EU statement condemns Belarus referendum

28.02.2022 EU statement condemns Belarus referendum

Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell on the constitutional referendum

No to War! Statement of Human Rights Center Viasna regarding participation of Belarus in military aggression against Ukraine

28.02.2022 No to War! Statement of Human Rights Center Viasna regarding participation of Belarus in military aggression against Ukraine

Belarusian authorities' current foreign policy contradicts the Constitution and the law

Hundreds arrested on main day of referendum across country

28.02.2022 Hundreds arrested on main day of referendum across country

Repression continues against Belarusians for exercising their civic rights and expressing their dissatisfaction with the actions of the authorities

Human Rights House Foundation's statement ahead of 27 February Belarusian Constitutional Referendum

26.02.2022 Human Rights House Foundation's statement ahead of 27 February Belarusian Constitutional Referendum

International community should take all necessary steps to protect and promote Belarusian human rights defenders and their families both inside of Belarus and abroad

SCP statement regarding Russia’s war against Ukraine

25.02.2022 SCP statement regarding Russia’s war against Ukraine

Statement by members of the Civic Solidarity Platform

Belarusian HRDs express solidarity and support to people of Ukraine

24.02.2022 Belarusian HRDs express solidarity and support to people of Ukraine

Appeal of Belarusian human rights organizations

Political prisoner Mikita Yemialyianau in solitary confinement for 38 days

23.02.2022 Political prisoner Mikita Yemialyianau in solitary confinement for 38 days

The administration of Mahilioŭ prison continues to put pressure on political prisoner Mikita Yemialyianau

HRDs call for renewal of mandate of OHCHR examination of human rights situation in Belarus

23.02.2022 HRDs call for renewal of mandate of OHCHR examination of human rights situation in Belarus

Joint Letter to the UN Human Rights Council on the Situation in Belarus

Venice Commission: proposed constitutional amendments fail to correct imbalance of powers

23.02.2022 Venice Commission: proposed constitutional amendments fail to correct imbalance of powers

The Commission urges compliance with international standards

Thirteen people recognized as political prisoners. HRDs demand decriminalize defamation offenses

22.02.2022 Thirteen people recognized as political prisoners. HRDs demand decriminalize defamation offenses

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Human rights defenders ask to take urgent action because of the persecution of the mother of activist Palina Burko

22.02.2022 Human rights defenders ask to take urgent action because of the persecution of the mother of activist Palina Burko

HRD's appealed to the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus Anaïs Morin, the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, and the Working Group on Discrimination against Women and Girls

 #WeStandBYyou: European politicians continue support political prisoners in Libereco’s solidarity campaign

22.02.2022 #WeStandBYyou: European politicians continue support political prisoners in Libereco’s solidarity campaign

Members of the German Bundestag, Polish Parliament Sejm, and European Parlament have taken on parenthood on political prisoners in Belarus

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