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Remaining human rights organisations liquidated in Belarus

06.10.2021 Remaining human rights organisations liquidated in Belarus

The Belarusian Helsinki Committee, Legal Initiative, and ‘Zvyano’ have joined over 270 other NGOs that Belarus’ authorities shut down since July this year.

Observatory deplores closure of Viasna trial in Homieĺ

09.09.2021 Observatory deplores closure of Viasna trial in Homieĺ

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), deplores the decision of the court to hold the trial of Viasna activists Leanid Sudalenka, Tatsiana Lasitsa and Maria Tarasenka in a closed session as this modality does not ensure that their right to a fair trial will be respected throughout all the proceedings.

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.

Observatory urges Belarus to release Viasna members ahead of trial in Homieĺ

26.08.2021 Observatory urges Belarus to release Viasna members ahead of trial in Homieĺ

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Belarus.

Observatory for Protection of Human Rights Defenders issues urgent appeal on coordinated searches and detentions in Belarus

15.07.2021 Observatory for Protection of Human Rights Defenders issues urgent appeal on coordinated searches and detentions in Belarus

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) has been informed about the ongoing coordinated searches and arbitrary arrests of journalists and human rights defenders and requests your action.

FIDH and Viasna condemn new attacks on independent media in Belarus

09.07.2021 FIDH and Viasna condemn new attacks on independent media in Belarus

Yesterday, law enforcement officials organised a widescale crackdown on independent media in Belarus. FIDH and Viasna condemn the ongoing attacks which threaten to destroy the last free media in Belarus and what is left of freedom of expression and association in the country.

FIDH launches website tracking systematic human rights violations in Belarus

25.06.2021 FIDH launches website tracking systematic human rights violations in Belarus

International Federation for Human Rights announced launching a website that might help mobilize for justice in Belarus.

Observatory condemns new cases of judicial harassment of human rights defenders in Belarus

10.04.2021 Observatory condemns new cases of judicial harassment of human rights defenders in Belarus

The Observatory has been informed about the judicial harassment against Enira Branitskaya, lawyer and human rights expert, having cooperated with Human Constanta, as well as of the arbitrary detention of Natallia Trenina, Tatsiana Hatsura-Yavorskaya, Yuliya Semenchanka and Hanna Sakalouskaya, and the arbitrary detention and subsequent release of Volha Shapakouskaya, five members of the Belarusian public association ‘Zvyano’ (“Chain” in English), amid the ongoing crackdown on human rights defenders and organisations in Belarus.

End reprisals against human rights defenders

17.03.2021 End reprisals against human rights defenders

Joint statement by Amnetsy International, FIDH, IMS, Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Human Rights Watch, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Front Line Defenders, IPHR, and People in Need.

Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders strongly condemns escalating crackdown on Belarusian activists

16.02.2021 Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders strongly condemns escalating crackdown on Belarusian activists

The Observatory strongly condemns the ongoing crackdown on human rights defenders and journalists and urges the authorities in Belarus to immediately put an end to the persecution and harassment, including at the judicial level, of the above-mentioned human rights defenders and journalists.

Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders condemns new charges against Viasna coordinator Marfa Rabkova

15.02.2021 Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders condemns new charges against Viasna coordinator Marfa Rabkova

The Observatory has been informed about the new criminal charges against Maria (a.k.a Marfa) Rabkova, Coordinator of volunteer services at the Human Rights Center “Viasna”.

Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders condemns arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of Leanid Sudalenka and Tatsiana Lasitsa

09.02.2021 Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders condemns arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of Leanid Sudalenka and Tatsiana Lasitsa

The Observatory urges the Belarusian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Leanid Sudalenka, Tatsiana Lasitsa, Maria Rabkova and all other human rights defenders arbitrarily detained, and to end all acts of harassment against them.

Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders condemns arbitrary detention of Viasna members Leanid Sudalenka and Maria Tarasenka

20.01.2021 Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders condemns arbitrary detention of Viasna members Leanid Sudalenka and Maria Tarasenka

The Observatory has been informed by the Human Rights Center “Viasna” about the arbitrary detention of Leanid Sudalenka, lawyer of the Homieĺ (Gomel) branch of Viasna, and Maria Tarasenka, Viasna’s volunteer and Mr. Sudalenka’s assistant.

The 2021 World Ice Hockey Championship has no place in Belarus

13.01.2021 The 2021 World Ice Hockey Championship has no place in Belarus

Joint press release by FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights and the Human Rights Center "Viasna"

Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders condemns persecution of Leanid Sudalenka

11.01.2021 Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders condemns persecution of Leanid Sudalenka

The Observatory has been informed by the Human Rights Center “Viasna” about the judicial harassment of Leanid Sudalenka, lawyer of the Homieĺ (Gomel) branch of the HRC "Viasna".

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