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Valiantsin Stefanoviс re-elected as FIDH vice-president

27.10.2022 Valiantsin Stefanoviс re-elected as FIDH vice-president

Viasna deputy chair has been FIDH Vice-President since 2019.

Valiantsin Stefanovic on FIDH centenary: “Defenders' solidarity is a powerful force”

25.10.2022 Valiantsin Stefanovic on FIDH centenary: “Defenders' solidarity is a powerful force”

Viasna human rights defenders paid special attention at the anniversary session opening.

The Observatory calls to quash the sentences of Marfa Rabkova, Andrey Chapiuk, and Nasta Loika

08.09.2022 The Observatory calls to quash the sentences of Marfa Rabkova, Andrey Chapiuk, and Nasta Loika

The Observatory urges the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release them as well as all Viasna members and all other human rights defenders arbitrarily detained in the country.

FIDH: immediately release Viasna members and all those arbitrarily detained

14.07.2022 FIDH: immediately release Viasna members and all those arbitrarily detained

A year after the arbitrary arrest of the president and vice president of the Human Rights Center Viasna, no justice is in sight

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

OMCT-FIDH: New amendment to the Criminal Code leaves no room for legal human rights activities

02.02.2022 OMCT-FIDH: New amendment to the Criminal Code leaves no room for legal human rights activities

Statement of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

FIDH report: Supplying the Means for Repression in Belarus

14.01.2022 FIDH report: Supplying the Means for Repression in Belarus

Analysis of foreign-made less lethal weapons and firearms employed by the Belarusian security forces to crack down on peaceful protesters

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.

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