News on the topic: statement
14.08.2020 Belarusian human rights organizations urge Interior Minister to stop torture and police abuse
Statement by Belarusian human rights organizations
13.08.2020 UN Human Rights Chief condemns violent response of Belarus to post-electoral protests
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday condemned the violent response of the Belarusian authorities to the peaceful demonstrations held across the country in the aftermath of the presidential election and called for people’s grievances to be heard.
12.08.2020 EU: Belarus elections were neither free nor fair
EU calls on Belarusian political leadership to initiate a genuine and inclusive dialogue with broader society to avoid further violence. The EU will continue to support a democratic, independent, sovereign, prosperous and stable Belarus.
10.08.2020 EU condemns state violence against peaceful protesters
Joint Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Neighbourhood and Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi on the Presidential elections
07.08.2020 EU urges Belarus to respect fundamental freedoms as election nears
Statement by High Representative Josep Borrell ahead of the Presidential Elections
22.07.2020 “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” demand transparency in voting and vote count
We once again call on the Belarusian authorities to ensure the full exercise of fundamental human rights and freedoms enshrined in the Constitution, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Copenhagen Document and other international human rights instruments.
10.07.2020 Immediately release Pavel Seviarynets!
Joint statement of human rights and other civil society organizations of Belarus
06.07.2020 Human rights groups call to release Babaryka campaign activists
The human rights organizations of Belarus insist on the immediate and unconditional release of Alena Karahachava and Dzmitry Karaka, members of Viktar Babaryka’s campaign team.
01.07.2020 UN experts demand end to crackdown on protesters in Belarus ahead of elections
UN experts today demanded that Belarus refrains from violence against peaceful protesters ahead of 9 August presidential elections. They urged the Government to abandon its policy of arbitrary arrests, violence and intimidation against civil society activists.
30.06.2020 We call to stop repressions and pressure on civil society
Statement of Working Group of Assembly of Pro-Democratic NGOs of Belarus
29.06.2020 Amnesty International calls Tsikhanouski, Babaryka, associates and bloggers prisoners of conscience
The Belarusian authorities “must end politically motivated prosecutions, intimidation, harassment and reprisals against Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s opponents and their supporters, civil society activists and independent media,” Amnesty International said today.
28.06.2020 Amnesty International: Bloggers and activists arrested in purge ahead of the presidential election must be released
The Belarusian authorities are carrying out a full-scale purge of dissenting voices, using repressive laws to stifle criticism ahead of the elections, where President Alyaksandr Lukashenka is running for the sixth consecutive term. Opposition candidates, supporters, and independent media have faced arbitrary arrest, hefty fines, and incarceration. Now those active on social media are being targeted.
24.06.2020 HRHF: Crackdown by Belarusian Authorities on Opposition Figures, Peaceful Protesters, and Journalists
Human Rights House Foundation strongly condemns the actions in recent days of the Belarusian authorities to violently suppress peaceful protests, silence independent journalists, and intimidate members of the political opposition. These actions represent gross violations of the fundamental freedoms of association, assembly, and expression and attacks on human rights defenders.
23.06.2020 “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” call to stop pressure on independent observers
“Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” call to refrain from any form of pressure on independent observers.
23.06.2020 Civic Solidarity Platform Statement: Presidential Campaign 2020 in Belarus - Violence, Threats, Detentions
OSCE Civic Solidarity Platform Statement