News on the topic: human rights
12.07.2021 The case of Siarhei Tsikhanouski: important conclusions before the trial
On the eve of the trial against the political prisoner, the Human Rights Center "Viasna" recalls the chronology of violations of rights of Siarhei Tsikhanouski who was "got down" by the authorities at takeoff.
03.07.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: June 2021
The Human Rights Center “Viasna” is ware of at least 125 people were convicted in politically motivated criminal trials during the month.
25.06.2021 FIDH launches website tracking systematic human rights violations in Belarus
International Federation for Human Rights announced launching a website that might help mobilize for justice in Belarus.
22.06.2021 International human rights organizations urge HRC to support extension of mandate of Special Rapporteur on Belarus
The 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council will touch upon the Belarusian issue.
21.06.2021 UN Senior Human Rights Advisor's work suspended in Belarus
Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Belarus, reported today to Deutsche Welle that the work of the Senior Human Rights Advisor's office has been suspended by the Belarusian government.
02.06.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: May 2021
In May, the authorities continued to actively prosecute people for political reasons. According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, since August 2020, more than 3,000 criminal cases have been opened for violating the procedure of holding mass events and protests.
03.05.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: April 2021
During the month, the human rights situation in the country continued to deteriorate.
02.04.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: March 2021
The authorities continued to actively prosecute individuals for political reasons. There were 325 political prisoners, as of the end of March, and their number continues to increase.
03.03.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: February 2021
The human rights situation in the country continued to deteriorate, indicating an even greater aggravation of the already profound human rights crisis.
02.02.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: January 2021
Experts of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" note the continuing intensification of repression and further deterioration of the human rights crisis in the country.
14.01.2021 Belarus: Unprecedented Crackdown
Human Rights Watch sums up developments in Belarus in its World Report 2021
08.01.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus in 2020. Analytical Review by Viasna
The 2020 repressions are unprecedented for the entire history of Belarus and testify to the profound human rights crisis in the country, which has led to the international isolation of Belarus and repeated sanctions by the EU, the U.S. and the UK.
31.12.2020 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: December 2020
Viasna experts note the continuation of the intensification of repressions and the further aggravation of the human rights crisis in the country. During the month, the country's authorities did not demonstrate their readiness to resolve the crisis and to engage in real dialogue with society.
03.12.2020 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: November 2020
The authorities continued to actively prosecute citizens for political reasons. There are 146 political prisoners held in prisons, as their number continues to increase. A total of over 900 individuals have been targeted by criminal cases during the presidential campaign and in the post-election period.
13.11.2020 Ales Bialiatski: “The fault for Raman Bandarenka’s death lies with the Interior Ministry”
Last night, November 12, a 31-year-old artist Raman Bandarenka died in a Minsk hospital after being beaten by unknown persons believed to be plain-clothed police officers. The Human Rights Center "Viasna" demands the initiation of a criminal case, investigation and punishment for those responsible for Raman's death.