News on the topic: human rights defenders

100 days in prison: Ales Bialiatski, Valiantsin Stefanovich and Uladzimir Labkovich

22.10.2021 100 days in prison: Ales Bialiatski, Valiantsin Stefanovich and Uladzimir Labkovich

Today marks 100 days since Viasna human rights defenders Ales Bialiatski, Valiantsin Stefanovich and Uladzimir Labkovich were arrested for their peaceful human rights activities.

Happy birthday, Uladzimir!

22.10.2021 Happy birthday, Uladzimir!

Today, Uladzimir Labkovich, a lawyer of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” and coordinator of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections”, celebrates his 43rd birthday.

"A person who stands for national values and whose life is driven by them"

18.10.2021 "A person who stands for national values and whose life is driven by them"

Alena Laptsionak, a member of Viasna, tells Radio Racyja about Viasna leader Ales Bialiatski.

#FreeViasna: Weekly news digest on Viasna’s imprisoned human rights defenders

18.10.2021 #FreeViasna: Weekly news digest on Viasna’s imprisoned human rights defenders

On September 17, dozens of Belarusian and international human rights groups launched #FreeViasna, the campaign of solidarity with the imprisoned human rights activists of Viasna. Here’s the latest news about the Viasna members held behind bars.

FIDH: Accusations against Viasna are baseless

15.10.2021 FIDH: Accusations against Viasna are baseless

Several members of Viasna, including its Chairman Ales Bialiatski, and FIDH Vice President Valiantsin Stefanovic, were charged with tax evasion on a large scale. FIDH believes, however, that the real motive behind these baseless charges is to eradicate civil society in Belarus.

Happy birthday, Valiantsin!

14.10.2021 Happy birthday, Valiantsin!

Today Valiantsin Stefanovich, deputy chairman of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” and Vice President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), celebrates his 49th birthday.

3 and 2 ½ years: prosecution requests prison terms for Viasna members in Homieĺ

14.10.2021 3 and 2 ½ years: prosecution requests prison terms for Viasna members in Homieĺ

Judge Siarhei Salouski is expected to announce his verdict in the coming days.

#FreeViasna: Weekly news digest on Viasna’s imprisoned human rights defenders

11.10.2021 #FreeViasna: Weekly news digest on Viasna’s imprisoned human rights defenders

On September 17, dozens of Belarusian and international human rights groups launched #FreeViasna, the campaign of solidarity with the imprisoned human rights activists of Viasna. Here’s the latest news about the Viasna members held behind bars.

Joint statement of Belarusian human rights organizations on violations of freedom of association and pressure on human rights organizations

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.

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.

Viasna shortlisted for Human Rights Tulip award

05.10.2021 Viasna shortlisted for Human Rights Tulip award

Viasna is among the twelve human rights organizations and activists shortlisted for the Human Rights Tulip 2021 award, the Government of the Netherlands, the sponsor of the prize, said.

#FreeViasna: Weekly news digest on Viasna’s imprisoned human rights defenders

04.10.2021 #FreeViasna: Weekly news digest on Viasna’s imprisoned human rights defenders

On September 17, dozens of Belarusian and international human rights groups launched #FreeViasna, the campaign of solidarity with the imprisoned human rights activists of Viasna. Here’s the latest news about the Viasna members held behind bars.

Supreme Court liquidates Belarusian Helsinki Committee

01.10.2021 Supreme Court liquidates Belarusian Helsinki Committee

The Supreme Court ordered today to liquidate the Belarusian Helsinki Committee, the oldest human rights organization of Belarus. BHC disagreed with the decision, saying that it was based on inadmissible evidence.

Human rights organizations urge Justice Ministry to withdraw liquidation lawsuit against BHC

29.09.2021 Human rights organizations urge Justice Ministry to withdraw liquidation lawsuit against BHC

Joint Letter to the Ministry of Justice in Belarus

#FreeViasna: Weekly news digest on Viasna’s imprisoned human rights defenders

27.09.2021 #FreeViasna: Weekly news digest on Viasna’s imprisoned human rights defenders

On September 17, dozens of Belarusian and international human rights groups launched #FreeViasna, the campaign of solidarity with the imprisoned human rights activists of Viasna. Here’s the latest news about the Viasna members held behind bars.

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