20.05.2019 Media Under Attack as European Games Loom
Olympic Officials Should Ensure Reporters’ Safety, Human Rights Watch says
17.05.2019 PACE members denounce judgment confirming death sentence of Aliaksandr Asipovich
Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC), General Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the abolition of the death penalty, and Ria Oomen-Ruijten (Netherlands, EPP / CD), Chairperson of the Political Affairs Committee, denounced the judgment of 14 May of the Supreme Court of Belarus confirming the death sentence of Aliaksandr Asipovich, pronounced by the Regional Court of Mahiliou on 9 January.
17.05.2019 Human rights defenders: Crime has no nationality
On May 16, police officers raided dozens of Roma houses in Mahilioŭ, after a local road policeman, Yauhen Patapovich, was abducted and murdered outside the city.
16.05.2019 Statement on the arrest and forced expulsion of Ismail Nalgiev
On May 8, 2019, Ismail Nalgiev, a Russian activist, blogger and active participant in the protests against the agreement on the border between Chechnya and Ingushetia, was arrested by Belarusian police at the Minsk national airport.
14.05.2019 Supreme Court confirms death sentence for Aliaksandr Asipovich
The Supreme Court of Belarus has upheld the death verdict imposed on Aliaksandr Asipovich for a double murder committed in Babrujsk in July 2018.
11.05.2019 Picks of the Week
Ingush blogger Ismail Nalgiev expelled from Belarus; ex-political prisoner Dzmitry Paliyenka sent back to pre-trial prison after mental examination; REP leader to enjoy "milder" sentence conditions
10.05.2019 Ingush blogger Ismail Nalgiev faces expulsion from Belarus without trial
The authorities have ordered the extra-judicial deportation of Russian critical blogger Ismail Nalgiev after his arrest in the Minsk airport on May 8, the Belarusian Association of Journalists said quoting Nalgiev’s lawyer.
04.05.2019 Ensure exercise of freedom of peaceful assembly!
Joint statement by human rights organizations Minsk, May 3, 2019
03.05.2019 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: April 2019
April was marked by a certain deterioration of the overall human rights situation in the country and the negative trends that had emerged in March were further developed. At the same time, the authorities were still trying to avoid the use of most severe forms of repression against civil society and the political opposition.
03.05.2019 Human Rights Watch: Use Europe Games to Spur Media Freedom
Press Freedom Day Throws Spotlight on Need to Assure Safe Reporting
26.04.2019 “Learning to see the homeless as human beings”: HRDs present report on homeless people in Belarus
The Belarusian Helsinki Committee, Human Constanta and the Partnership for Human Rights Libereco presented a joint report “Homeless People and the Right to Housing in Belarus” and an online resource about the problems of people without a home.
25.04.2019 Opposition cites excessive policing charge to call off first Chernobyl remembrance rally in 30 years
The organizers of Charnobylski Shliakh, an annual demonstration held on April 26 in Minsk to remember the victims of the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Plant explosion, say there will be no rally this year after the city police department charged them 5,700 rubles (or USD 2,700) for policing the event.
22.04.2019 Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders condemns Brest arrests
The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the arbitrary arrest and judicial harassment of Mr. Uladzimir Vialichkin, an environmental rights defender and member of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” (HRC “Viasna”), as well as other 17 environmental defenders, in the context of the repression of an environmental protest movement against the construction of a battery plant in Brest.
19.04.2019 Picks of the week
Critical blogger cleared of criminal charges; believers to stand trial for saying prayers outside President's office; HRDs question grounds for prosecution of ex-prisoner of conscience
19.04.2019 President sets parliamentary elections for early November
The parliamentary elections will be held on November 7, Aliaksandr Lukashenka said today when addressing Parliament with an annual speech.