News on the topic: freedom of association
30.10.2023 "Who gave the order to destroy Viasna?” The human rights center Viasna was dissolved 20 years ago
After 20 years, we recall those events.
21.06.2023 Belarusian human rights defenders recognize another 12 political prisoners
Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community
30.05.2023 No good practices to share from Belarus: Insights from Vienna consultation
Natallia Satsunkevich, a Belarusian human rights center Viasna representative, participated in a regional consultation with the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
30.12.2022 Statement on recognition of seven political prisoners
Joint statement of the human rights community of Belarus
21.09.2022 Ivan Murauyou and Yauhen Merkis recognized as political prisoners
Joint statement of the Belarusian human rights community
13.09.2022 “This is absolute cynicism”: Viasna member reported to Venice Commission and OSCE ODIHR about freedom of association in Belarus
Round Table “Civil society: empowerment and accountability” took place in Strasbourg. Viasna member Natallia Satsunkevich introduced the general situation in Belarus with freedom of association.
25.03.2022 Freedom Day in shackles. Why March 25 is a special day for human rights defenders
March 25 is not only historical landmark, but also busy day for lawyers, volunteers, and journalists
22.03.2022 'They beat him slightly, striking him in body and in face': another account on ill-treatment of detained protesters
Witness talks about torture and conditions in detention centers of Minsk and Žodzina
18.03.2022 Two more people convicted over “dance protest” in Brest
Overall, 116 people have already been convicted in this case
11.01.2022 Authorities to re-impose criminal charges for unregistered organizations and administrative liability for raising money for fines
Viasna lawyer: This norm is aimed at restricting the rights and freedoms
14.11.2021 “Failed to register Viasna as a tax agent”: Why are the three human rights defenders kept behind bars for four months?
Today marks four months since Ales Bialiatski, chairman of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, his deputy Valiantsin Stefanovich and the organization’s lawyer Uladzimir Labkovich, were remanded in custody at pre-trial prison No. 1 in Minsk.
04.11.2021 Viasna strongly protests sentencing of Leanid Sudalenka and Tatsiana Lasitsa
Statement by the Human Rights Center "Viasna"
04.11.2021 Reprisals against Belarusian civil society must stop - CoE Commissioner for Human Rights
The verdicts further aggravate a situation that had already reached alarming levels, with the recent liquidation of the remaining registered human rights NGOs.
29.10.2021 PACE President condemns recent reprisals against civil society and human rights defenders in Belarus
The President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Rik Daems, has strongly condemned recent reprisals against civil society and human rights defenders in Belarus.
07.10.2021 Joint statement of Belarusian human rights organizations on violations of freedom of association and pressure on human rights organizations
To date, we know about the forced liquidation of more than 250 civil society organizations. Among them there are numerous human rights organizations.