News on the topic: UN
27.09.2022 Right Livelihood warns UN Council about Ales Bialiatski's terrible detention conditions
Ales Bialiatski is being held in a dark, semi-basement section of a Belarusian prison, Right Livelihood and Laureate organisation Human Rights Center “Viasna” warned the UN Human Rights Council.
26.08.2022 UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus report: “Hostile environment is used as a powerful tool to compel people to leave”
The UN website has published the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Anaïs Marin.
08.08.2022 Viasna informed UN Special Rapporteurs on prosecution for anti-war statements in Belarus
Over a thousand detained for anti-war protests and about 32 criminal cases brought for anti-war manifestations since February 24, 2022
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
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”
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.