News on the topic: freedom of movement
24.05.2019 Picks of the week
Belarusian author facing fine over short story published in 2010; ex-prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka fined in absentia while in pre-trial detention; human rights activists seek justice in Roma raids in Mahilioŭ
28.01.2019 FOJO representative banned from Belarus due to Russian "black list"
Olga Vallee, FOJO Media Institute program coordinator, arrived in Minsk at the invitation of the Belarusian Association of Journalists but was refused entrance to the country on grounds that she is on the list of personas non grata in the Russian Federation.
14.09.2018 Picks of the Week
Authorities still punish people for white-red-white flag; journalists face travel restrictions; Viasna leader opposes Belarus's plans to chair OSCE
31.08.2018 Picks of the Week
Courts convict activists over support for REP leaders; new suspect named in BelTA case; blogger in Brest live streams own arrest; political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny faces new penalties in prison
03.11.2017 Ukrainian human rights activist banned from Belarus
Nazarii Boiarskyi, a Ukraine-born human rights activist, was detained by Belarusian border guards when crossing the Lithuanian border last evening. He was forced to get off the train and told that his name was on Belarus’ travel ban list, a Vilnius-based human rights activist Alena Tankachova said on Facebook.
04.09.2017 Chechen refugee detained in Minsk, faces death back home
Luiza Dudurkaeva, a 21-year-old refugee from Chechnya, has been detained today at the Minsk airport and given into hands of her family, according to Valentina Likhoshva of the Murmansk-based Maximum initiative and the girl’s lawyer, who accompanied her to Norway, where she was given asylum.
15.02.2017 Amnesty International: Aleksandr Lapshin's extradition to Azerbaijan is breach of Belarus's international obligations
Following his extradition to Azerbaijan, blogger Aleksandr Lapshin is "at risk of torture and other ill-treatment as well as an unfair trial," Amnesty International said in a statement.
09.09.2016 Human Rights Watch calls on Prosecutor General of Belarus not to extradite Turkmen journalist
Human Rights Watch has written to Belarus’ Prosecutor General Aliaksandr Kaniuk, asking him to ‘immediately release’ journalist Chary Annamuradov, whose extradition has been sought by Turkmenistan.
29.10.2015 Belarus to streamline law on granting refugee status
Amendments are being prepared in the Law “On Refugees”, which are expected to simplify the procedure for obtaining refugee status and asylum in the country, according to Aliaksei Biahun, head of the Department of Citizenship and Migration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
28.10.2015 Head Of Polish Book Institute Was Refused Entry To Belarus
Grzegorz Gauden hasn’t obtained a Belarusian visa, therefore he will not attend opening of the Month of Polish Literature on October 29.
27.10.2015 Customs officials to drop charges against human rights activist Leanid Sudalenka
On October 26, human rights defender Leanid Sudalenka wrote to the Homieĺ customs department to remind about the expiration of a period for administrative prosecution in a case opened against him on charges of resisting a lawful request of an official.
23.10.2015 Kitchen TV. New wave of migration: A challenge for Europe (video)
Do people living in Central and Western Europe equally perceive the situation with an increase in the number of refugees? What is the difference between the approaches to the refugee problem? The questions are answered in the new issue of the human rights video project Kitchen TV by vice-head of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" Valiantsin Stefanovich and a Dutch journalist Franka Hummels.
10.08.2015 Believers feel indignant at Belarus’ entry ban for BAOC head
The parish council of Kiryl of Turaŭ of Turau protests against the ban on entering Belarus for the head of the Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.
22.08.2005 Poland banned entry to 13 Belarusian Poles who support the repeated 6th congress of UPB
Poland banned entry to 13 Belarusian Poles who support the repeated 6th congress of UPB