News on the topic: ecological rights
15.05.2020 Belarus: Arbitrary arrest of several environmental rights defenders in Brest
The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the enforced disappearance and incommunicado detention of two environmental rights defenders, as well as the arbitrary arrest and judicial harassment of several other environmental rights defenders in the context of the repression of an environmental protest movement against the construction of a battery plant LLC “IPower” in Brest.
02.05.2020 Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders stands up for jailed Brest activists
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.
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.
26.02.2019 Anniversary of protests against construction of battery factory in facts and figures
Human Rights Center Viasna prepared the statistics of a year-long protest campaign in Brest.
21.02.2019 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders urges Belarus to stop harassment of Brest activists
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders issued an urgent appeal to stop the persecution of environmental activists in Brest.
01.10.2018 Observatory: Drop charges against Svietlahorsk activists
The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the judicial harassment of Ms. Alena Masliukova, member of Human Rights Centre “Viasna” in Svetlogorsk and Mr. Anatoly Zmitrovich, an environmental activist.
16.05.2016 Activist in Maladziečna sentenced to 7 days in jail over green protest
Pavel Siarhei has been sentenced to 7 days of administrative arrest for being involved in a protest against the construction of a major pig farm in the town of Maladziečna, Minsk region, according to local human rights activist Ales Kaputsky.
27.04.2016 Opposition activists, environmentalists stage anti-nuclear protest in Minsk
Opposition activists protested the on-going construction of a nuclear power plant in Belarus during the annual “Charnobylski Shlyakh” (Path of Chernobyl) demonstration staged Tuesday in Minsk on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident.
19.01.2016 Public Discussion over Church Construction Goes Unnoticed
On January 18, the administration of the Pershamajski district held a public discussion over the construction of a new church in one of the green zones of the city, without attracting wider public. “We are not obliged to invite anyone,” said an official representative.
14.08.2015 Salihorskers vote against urban densification at a meeting with the city authorities
Under public pressure, the head of Salihorsk District Executive Committee Aliaksandr Rymasheuski had to conduct a full-fledged meeting with the residents of the city, who are outraged with the destruction of the public garden near the shop "Lapis".
29.07.2015 Police open case over flashmob in Lida district
The Investigation Committee of the Lida district has opened a criminal investigation into a flashmob staged in the town of Biarozauka on July 25, when an unknown masked man left several car tires and lit smoke bombs outside the entrance to the Nioman glassworks.
10.07.2015 Mahilioŭ City Council ignores the collective appeals of citizens
At the end of May about 6.5 thousand citizens sent an appeal to the local MPs, but still haven't received any response.
17.03.2015 Salihorsk: densification and felling trees will continue
Activists of the campaign "Protect the Forest" declare the need to adjust the master plan of the development of Salihorsk.
16.03.2015 Vitsebsk: public hearing is over, the questions remain
March 13, a public hearing concerningthe felling of four trees and two lilac bushes near the Vitsebsk regional library named after Lenin was held in Vitsebsk. The hearing was held outdoors and was attended by about 30 people.
11.03.2015 Vitsebsk: people will be let to public hearing only after showing their passports
It is interesting that the “public hearing” will be held not in some official building, but outdoors, near the regional library named after Lenin. Nevertheless, Vitsebsk City Executive Committee warns that the people who intend to take part in the hearing need to take their passports with them.