News on the topic: Amnesty International

Amnesty International: Belarus remains the only country in Europe carrying out executions

25.05.2022 Amnesty International: Belarus remains the only country in Europe carrying out executions

Annual review of the death penalty covers the judicial use of the death penalty for the period January to December 2021

Amnesty International: New death penalty law is the ultimate attack on human rights

20.05.2022 Amnesty International: New death penalty law is the ultimate attack on human rights

Belarusian authorities have adopted a new law which introduces the death penalty for “attempts to carry out acts of terrorism.”

Amnesty International on Belarus: Torture and other ill-treatment endemic and committed with impunity

31.03.2022 Amnesty International on Belarus: Torture and other ill-treatment endemic and committed with impunity

Amnesty International presented its annual report, Amnesty International Report 2021/22: The state of the world's human rights.

Belarus: Drop myriad charges against human rights defender Marfa Rabkova

02.12.2021 Belarus: Drop myriad charges against human rights defender Marfa Rabkova

“Marfa Rabkova’s case epitomizes the horrors currently faced by human rights defenders and the wider civil society in Belarus."

Amnesty International: Write to demand urgent medical assistance for Marfa Rabkova

17.11.2021 Amnesty International: Write to demand urgent medical assistance for Marfa Rabkova

Despite worrying symptoms and a deterioration of her health, the prison authorities have been denying her requests for medical care for months, including urgent dental treatment.

Human rights defenders to launch international campaign #FreeViasna

07.09.2021 Human rights defenders to launch international campaign #FreeViasna

Several key Belarusian and international human rights organizations announced plans to launch an international campaign of solidarity entitled #FreeViasna, following a coordination meeting held in Vilnius on September 6-7.

No justice in sight for scores of human rights violations survivors one year on from disputed election

09.08.2021 No justice in sight for scores of human rights violations survivors one year on from disputed election

Amnesty International has released a public statement addressing the ongoing crackdown on the dissent in Belarus.

Help release Viasna human rights defenders!

22.07.2021 Help release Viasna human rights defenders!

Ales Bialiatski, Chairman of the Human Rights Centre Viasna, Viasna’s lawyer Uladzimir Labkovich and his partner Nina Labkovich, as well as the Vice Chairman of Viasna, Valiantsin Stefanovich were transferred to pretrial detention on 17 July.

Amnesty International: Sweeping crackdown on civil society organizations must be stopped

15.07.2021 Amnesty International: Sweeping crackdown on civil society organizations must be stopped

Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, reacted to an unprecedented wave of searches and detentions targeting more than a dozen civil society organizations in Belarus.

Amnesty International calls transfer of Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega to house arrest "cynical trick" of Belarus' regime

25.06.2021 Amnesty International calls transfer of Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega to house arrest "cynical trick" of Belarus' regime

Marie Struthers commented on the play of the Belarusian authorities with political prisoners

Medical workers witnessing painful human toll of reprisals, paying high personal price

17.06.2021 Medical workers witnessing painful human toll of reprisals, paying high personal price

Belarusian health workers who participated in anti-government demonstrations or spoke out against official accounts of protesters’ deaths and injuries, are facing brutal reprisals from the authorities, Amnesty International said today in a new briefing.

Raman Pratasevich forced televised ‘confession’ amounts to ill-treatment, Amnesty International said

05.06.2021 Raman Pratasevich forced televised ‘confession’ amounts to ill-treatment, Amnesty International said

He was plainly on the edge of breaking down, in tears and with visible wounds on his wrists, as he was forced to incriminate himself and praise his captors. It was a televised coercion.

Amnesty International launches urgent action to help Raman Pratasevich

27.05.2021 Amnesty International launches urgent action to help Raman Pratasevich

Amnesty International is launching an Urgent Action following the televised self-incriminating statement by Raman Pratasevich, co-founder and former editor of the NEXTA Telegram-channel, in which he appears distraught and injured.

Amnesty International: Journalist apprehended in Minsk airport after emergency landing must be released immediately

24.05.2021 Amnesty International: Journalist apprehended in Minsk airport after emergency landing must be released immediately

The European Union and the rest of the world must react without delay and call for the immediate release of Raman Pratasevich.

Amnesty International: Blocking leading online media outlet is a brazen attack on freedom of expression

18.05.2021 Amnesty International: Blocking leading online media outlet is a brazen attack on freedom of expression

The blocking of the TUT.by website is a full-scale assault on the right to freedom of expression and media freedom in Belarus, and leaves a gaping wound in the country’s access to independent sources of information.

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