News on the topic: human rights defenders

Viasna awarded the Human Rights Tulip prize

08.12.2022 Viasna awarded the Human Rights Tulip prize

On December 8, The Hague hosted the Human Rights Tulip 2022 award ceremony, founded by the government of the Netherlands.

MPs from 21 countries call for release of Belarusian Nobel Peace Prize winner Ales Bialiatski

08.12.2022 MPs from 21 countries call for release of Belarusian Nobel Peace Prize winner Ales Bialiatski

In the run-up to the Nobel Peace Prize award, European politicians are addressing the ruling regime in Belarus.

Ales Bialiatski's wife on her husband's reaction to the Nobel Peace Prize: "He is very impressed by this news"

07.12.2022 Ales Bialiatski's wife on her husband's reaction to the Nobel Peace Prize: "He is very impressed by this news"

Natalia Pinchuk told Viasna how she took the news about the award and how Ales himself took it, shared her opinions on whether it would affect his situation and how Ales feels now.

Watching the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony together: locations and time

06.12.2022 Watching the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony together: locations and time

Let’s show our support and thank Bialiatski for many years of defending rights and helping people. 

Front Line Defenders demand to release Nasta Loika

01.12.2022 Front Line Defenders demand to release Nasta Loika

Human rights defender serves the fifth administrative term in three months. Previously, she had reported torture in jail.

#FreeViasna: Latest news about jailed Viasna human rights defenders

01.12.2022 #FreeViasna: Latest news about jailed Viasna human rights defenders

Viasna case was sent to court, though the date is not set yet. Solidarity actions with jailed rights defenders continue.

Pavel Sapelka: “Viasna continues to support those whose civil and political rights were violated”

30.11.2022 Pavel Sapelka: “Viasna continues to support those whose civil and political rights were violated”

Human rights defender Pavel Sapelka comments on the criminal case against his fellows.

Viasna case sent to court

29.11.2022 Viasna case sent to court

Viasna leadership faces 7 to 12 years of jail.

Viasna among top three candidates for Human Rights Tulip 2022

28.11.2022 Viasna among top three candidates for Human Rights Tulip 2022

The winner of the Netherlands human rights prize will be announced on December 8.

Viasna's photos to be presented at Peace Prize Exhibition in Oslo

24.11.2022 Viasna's photos to be presented at Peace Prize Exhibition in Oslo

The courageous work that individuals and organizations do for human rights, freedom and democracy is at the center of this year's Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition.

#FreeViasna: Latest news about jailed Viasna human rights defenders

16.11.2022 #FreeViasna: Latest news about jailed Viasna human rights defenders

Investigation of Viasna case is over, protest to demand Bialiatski release continues, and high-profile journalist shares her feeling on fellow inmate's Nobel Peace Prize

“It is all the more urgent to come together”: World Congress Against the Death Penalty starts

15.11.2022 “It is all the more urgent to come together”: World Congress Against the Death Penalty starts

Over a thousand people from 90 countries including Belarus participate in the event.

#FreeViasna: Latest news about jailed Viasna human rights defenders

02.11.2022 #FreeViasna: Latest news about jailed Viasna human rights defenders

The world demands Bialiatski's release, Rabkova has appealed the sentence, and Stefanovic and Labkovic have celebrated birthdays behind bars.

Viasna and PEN Belarus shortlisted for Dutch government Human Rights Tulip award

26.10.2022 Viasna and PEN Belarus shortlisted for Dutch government Human Rights Tulip award

In 2022 the award ceremony will take place on 8 December during Human Rights Week.

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.

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