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Ales Bialiatski: Belarus will continue systemic repression of social and political activists

13.09.2018 Ales Bialiatski: Belarus will continue systemic repression of social and political activists

On September 13, the Belarusian House in Warsaw organized a round table “Belarus - Repression Behind the “Liberalization” Façade” as part of the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM 2018).

HDIM 2018: What representatives of Belarusian NGOs told in Warsaw?

12.09.2018 HDIM 2018: What representatives of Belarusian NGOs told in Warsaw?

On September 12, Warsaw hosted a side event on the current situation of civil and political rights in Belarus. The event entitled “The current situation of civil and political rights in Belarus: first-hand information from inside" was held in the framework of the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM 2018).

First-hand Information From Inside Belarus: Invitation to a Side-event on 12 September, Warsaw

11.09.2018 First-hand Information From Inside Belarus: Invitation to a Side-event on 12 September, Warsaw

On 12 September 2018, FIDH shall take part in a side-event that it organises together with Belarusian civil society organisations in the framework of the annual Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM). Speakers will raise issues of the latest attacks on independent media and independent trade unions, developments around the application of death penalty and legislation placing lawyers under the control of the executive.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: August 2018

04.09.2018 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: August 2018

The month was marked by a significant deterioration of the human rights situation in Belarus.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: July 2018

02.08.2018 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: July 2018

During the month, there were numerous cases of pressure on independent journalists and bloggers, freelancers, as well as arrests and administrative detention of peaceful protesters.

UN Human Rights Council adopts critical resolution on Belarus, renews country mandate

06.07.2018 UN Human Rights Council adopts critical resolution on Belarus, renews country mandate

The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on the situation of human rights in Belarus at its 38th session in Geneva and renewed the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: June 2018

05.07.2018 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: June 2018

In early June, representatives of opposition political parties and NGOs started picketing a restaurant located next to the grave of the victims of Soviet repression of 1930s-40s, popularly known as Kurapaty. According to the protesters, the construction of the eating-house was accompanied by legal violations, while the choice of the place itself was inappropriate.

Miklós Haraszti: “I wish I could report to you about progress…”

26.06.2018 Miklós Haraszti: “I wish I could report to you about progress…”

On June 25, Miklós Haraszti, the UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus, presented his sixth (and last) report on the situation of human rights in Belarus at the 38th session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

UN Rights Rapporteur Laments Lack Of Improvement In 'Kafkaesque' Belarus

25.06.2018 UN Rights Rapporteur Laments Lack Of Improvement In 'Kafkaesque' Belarus

Belarusians continue to live under severe restrictions on freedom of assembly and other rights after nearly a quarter-century under President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, UN special rapporteur Miklos Haraszti has told RFE/RL.

HRHF, FIDH, HRW urge UN Human Rights Council to renew mandate of Special Rapporteur on Belarus

21.06.2018 HRHF, FIDH, HRW urge UN Human Rights Council to renew mandate of Special Rapporteur on Belarus

Delegations at the UN Human Rights Council should support the renewal of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus, Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF), Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) said in a joint letter.

Miklós Haraszti to present his last report on Belarus

19.06.2018 Miklós Haraszti to present his last report on Belarus

On 25 June, Miklós Haraszti, UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus, is expected to present his sixth and last report on the human rights situation in Belarus within the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: May 2018

05.06.2018 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: May 2018

On May 20, the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs published an article with homophobic content entitled “We Are For True Things”, in which the Interior Ministry spoke against LGBTQ+ people and the rainbow flag flown on the British Embassy’s building in Minsk to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, May 17. The article called the minority “fake”.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: April 2018

03.05.2018 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: April 2018

At the 63rd session of the UN Committee against Torture, the official delegation of Belarus submitted its periodic report within the fifth cycle. An alternative report was presented by Belarusian human rights activists.

Picks of the week

28.04.2018 Picks of the week

The country’s prisons continue to hold two political prisoners.

Picks of the week

13.04.2018 Picks of the week

On April 11 and 12, the Court of the Brest region cancelled heavy fines earlier imposed on Belsat reporter Ales Liauchuk and local vloggers Aliaksandr Kabanau and Siarhei Piatrukhin. The fines were ordered by the Pinsk District Court. All of them were convicted of “violating media legislation”.

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