News on the topic: freedom of peaceful assembly

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07.06.2019 Picks of the Week

New fines for Brest environmental activists; Mikhail Zhamchuzhny's petitions are not considered; Performance against dominance of Russian language results in arrest; Minsk hosts an international conference on combating extremism; LGBTQ initiative faces charges for illegal use of the homophobic newspaper logo

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Prosecutor General’s Office launches probe into police raids in Roma houses; courts continue to punish illegal protesters; activists stage monstration in Mahilioŭ, first allowed protest in 7 years

Ensure exercise of freedom of peaceful assembly!

04.05.2019 Ensure exercise of freedom of peaceful assembly!

Joint statement by human rights organizations Minsk, May 3, 2019

Opposition cites excessive policing charge to call off first Chernobyl remembrance rally in 30 years

25.04.2019 Opposition cites excessive policing charge to call off first Chernobyl remembrance rally in 30 years

The organizers of Charnobylski Shliakh, an annual demonstration held on April 26 in Minsk to remember the victims of the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Plant explosion, say there will be no rally this year after the city police department charged them 5,700 rubles (or USD 2,700) for policing the event.

Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders condemns Brest arrests

22.04.2019 Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders condemns Brest arrests

The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the arbitrary arrest and judicial harassment of Mr. Uladzimir Vialichkin, an environmental rights defender and member of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” (HRC “Viasna”), as well as other 17 environmental defenders, in the context of the repression of an environmental protest movement against the construction of a battery plant in Brest.

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19.04.2019 Picks of the week

Critical blogger cleared of criminal charges; believers to stand trial for saying prayers outside President's office; HRDs question grounds for prosecution of ex-prisoner of conscience

Viasna member detained among protests in Brest

15.04.2019 Viasna member detained among protests in Brest

At least 10 people, including human rights activist Uladzimir Vialichkin, were arrested on Friday in Brest for their alleged involvement in a series of rallies protesting the construction of a battery factory, which local environmental groups view as a potential hazard for the city.

Report on monitoring peaceful assemblies on March 25 in Minsk

02.04.2019 Report on monitoring peaceful assemblies on March 25 in Minsk

On March 25, 2019, several peaceful assemblies dedicated to the 101st anniversary of the proclamation of the Belarusian People's Republic took place in Minsk.

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29.03.2019 Picks of the week

Sad aftermath of Freedom Day celebrations; ex-prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka goes on hunger strike; Iranian close to expulsion, facing death in home country

Report on monitoring peaceful assembly on March 24 in Minsk

27.03.2019 Report on monitoring peaceful assembly on March 24 in Minsk

On March 24, 2019, a peaceful meeting dedicated to the 101st anniversary of the proclamation of the Belarusian People’s Republic was held in Kiev Park in Minsk.

Freedom Day celebrations marred by excessive police interference

26.03.2019 Freedom Day celebrations marred by excessive police interference

At least 15 people were detained last evening in central Minsk while trying to join an unauthorized assembly to celebrate the 101st anniversary of the Belarusian People’s Republic.

HRDs tell UN Human Rights Committee about importance of independent observation

25.03.2019 HRDs tell UN Human Rights Committee about importance of independent observation

The UN Human Rights Committee is preparing General comments on the right to freedom of assembly and asked non-governmental organizations to report on the observance of this right by sending their ideas and recommendations.

Report on monitoring peaceful assembly on February 26 in Minsk

09.03.2019 Report on monitoring peaceful assembly on February 26 in Minsk

On February 26, 2019, solidarity protest called "Freedom to political prisoners" took place in Minsk.

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08.03.2019 Picks of the Week

TUT.BY chief editor Maryna Zolatava convicted and fined $3,825; Police hunts participants of solidarity action with political prisoners; Brest journalists-freelancers fined $1,500; Absurd posters, clear purpose. Monstration picket held in Minsk; Brest blogger's flat searched

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01.03.2019 Picks of the Week

Public prosecutor demands a fine of 1000 base values for Maryna Zolatava; Picket for political prisoners results in detentions; Belarus' delegation visited the World Congress against Death Penalty; Mikhail Zhamchuzhny placed in security housing unit for three months

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