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Human Rights Situation in Belarus: April 2021

03.05.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: April 2021

During the month, the human rights situation in the country continued to deteriorate.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: March 2021

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.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: February 2021

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.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: January 2021

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.

Belarus: Unprecedented Crackdown

14.01.2021 Belarus: Unprecedented Crackdown

Human Rights Watch sums up developments in Belarus in its World Report 2021

Human Rights Situation in Belarus in 2020. Analytical Review by Viasna

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.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: December 2020

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.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: November 2020

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.

Ales Bialiatski: “The fault for Raman Bandarenka’s death lies with the Interior Ministry”

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.

Say No to Major Sports Event in Belarus Amid Human Rights Crisis

12.11.2020 Say No to Major Sports Event in Belarus Amid Human Rights Crisis

Joint statement by human rights organizations on Ice Hockey World Championship 2021 in Belarus

OSCE Moscow Mechanism Report Details Widespread Rights Violations in Belarus

06.11.2020 OSCE Moscow Mechanism Report Details Widespread Rights Violations in Belarus

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)’s Moscow Mechanism report on Belarus released on November 5 describes sustained human rights violations and abuses committed on a massive scale and with impunity by the Belarusian authorities during the fraudulent August 9 election and its aftermath.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: October 2020

02.11.2020 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: October 2020

During the month, the authorities continued to routinely prosecute citizens for political reasons. There are 101 political prisoners at the moment, and the number continues to increase. The total number of people targeted by criminal cases in the election and post-election period is more than 700 people.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: September 2020

02.10.2020 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: September 2020

During the month, the authorities actively applied criminal prosecution for political reasons. Seventy-four political prisoners continued to be held in detention, and the number continues to grow. The total number of citizens held in criminal cases during the electoral and post-electoral periods has reached 242.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: August 2020

02.09.2020 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: August 2020

Viasna deplores the existence of a deep human rights crisis in the country, which affects almost every aspect of civil and political rights. The crisis has led to gross violations of the rights of thousands of citizens and requires immediate settlement, including with the intervention of international organizations.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: July 2020

03.08.2020 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: July 2020

The presidential campaign takes place against the background of continuous repression, in an atmosphere of fear and intimidation of society. July was marked by a continued deterioration of the human rights situation in the country, which can be described as a crisis.

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