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UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus: End the atmosphere of repression and fear

09.06.2022 UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus: End the atmosphere of repression and fear

The UN website has published the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus Anaïs Marin

UN report: Belarus must release political prisoners and investigate human rights violations

01.04.2022 UN report: Belarus must release political prisoners and investigate human rights violations

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet presented report “Situation of human rights in Belarus in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election and in its aftermath”

Right Livelihood: Civil society activists often imprisoned amid crackdown on dissent

17.03.2022 Right Livelihood: Civil society activists often imprisoned amid crackdown on dissent

Foundation warned UNHRC on the shrinking space for civil society in several countries in its statement

Belarus: What Accountability for Torture

16.03.2022 Belarus: What Accountability for Torture

Invitation to a virtual side-event at the margins of the 49th session of HRC dedicated to Belarus

UN report: There is situation of complete impunity in Belarus

09.03.2022 UN report: There is situation of complete impunity in Belarus

Fundamental human rights of tens of thousands of people in Belarus violated, countless others negatively affected

Human rights defenders ask to take urgent action because of the persecution of the mother of activist Palina Burko

22.02.2022 Human rights defenders ask to take urgent action because of the persecution of the mother of activist Palina Burko

HRD's appealed to the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus Anaïs Morin, the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, and the Working Group on Discrimination against Women and Girls

Viasna alerts UN Special Rapporteurs to violations of detainees’ rights in Zeltser case

16.11.2021 Viasna alerts UN Special Rapporteurs to violations of detainees’ rights in Zeltser case

Acting on behalf of the detainees in the “Zeltser case”, human rights defenders of Viasna wrote to several UN Special Rapporteurs on the issue of cruel and inhuman treatment after their arrest and during detention in Žodzina pre-trial prison No. 8.

Release Mr. Tsikhanouski immediately: UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention rules in blogger's case

09.11.2021 Release Mr. Tsikhanouski immediately: UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention rules in blogger's case

The deprivation of liberty of Siarhei Tsikhanouski is arbitrary. The Belarusian government should take urgent action to ensure his immediate release.

Women in Belarus paying heavy price for standing up for human rights – UN expert

26.10.2021 Women in Belarus paying heavy price for standing up for human rights – UN expert

Belarus denies women many rights and freedoms guaranteed by international human rights law, and is subjecting women activists to enforced disappearances, torture, ill-treatment and even exile, a human rights expert told the UN General Assembly.

UNHRC confirms multiple violations in case of executed prisoner Aliaksei Mikhalenia

27.09.2021 UNHRC confirms multiple violations in case of executed prisoner Aliaksei Mikhalenia

The Committee concludes that that Mikhalenia’s right to life under article 6 of the Covenant was violated, since he was sentenced to death after an unfair trial.

Increasingly severe restrictions on civic space and fundamental freedoms: UN hosts interactive dialogue on Belarus

24.09.2021 Increasingly severe restrictions on civic space and fundamental freedoms: UN hosts interactive dialogue on Belarus

The human rights situation in Belarus has continued to worsen in 2021, Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in her statement as part of an Interactive Dialogue on the interim oral update of OHCHR on the situation of human rights in Belarus within the 48th session of the Human Rights Council.

UN experts will examine the arbitrary detention of journalist Raman Pratasevich

30.07.2021 UN experts will examine the arbitrary detention of journalist Raman Pratasevich

The detention of Raman Pratasevich is emblematic of the Lukashenka regime’s unbridled repression of dissenting voices.

Belarus: ‘Black hole’ for media freedoms after egregious attacks, say UN experts

07.06.2021 Belarus: ‘Black hole’ for media freedoms after egregious attacks, say UN experts

UN human rights experts today expressed outrage at the arrest, alleged torture and forced confession of social media activist and human rights defender Roman Protasevich (Raman Pratasevich), and the continued crackdown on independent media.

UN human rights office calls for ‘immediate release’ of Roman Protasevich

26.05.2021 UN human rights office calls for ‘immediate release’ of Roman Protasevich

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has strongly condemned the arbitrary detention of an opposition journalist in Belarus, calling it an “astonishing episode” that heralds a new phase in the campaign of repression against journalists and civil society there.

UN appoints OHCHR fact-finding mission experts to Belarus

19.05.2021 UN appoints OHCHR fact-finding mission experts to Belarus

UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet today announced the appointment of three high-level experts to the UN Human Rights Office’s fact-finding mission on Belarus that will assist her in conducting a comprehensive examination of alleged human rights violations committed in Belarus since 1 May 2020.

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