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Human rights defenders call to drop criminal charges against BelaPAN director

vor 2 Stunden 42 Minuten

Statement on the criminal prosecution of Ales Lipai, director of the BelaPAN news agency, and pressure on journalists in Belarus

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Human rights activists urge President to pardon political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny

Die, 2018-07-17 14:05

A number of Belarusian human rights organizations have signed a petition to President Lukashenka, asking him to pardon political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny and release him from prison.

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarus: New low as authorities slap solo LGBTI protester with fine for ‘mass’ protest

Die, 2018-07-17 11:39

The Belarusian authorities have hit an absurd new low in persecuting peaceful LGBTI activists, Amnesty International said today after a court in Minsk found Viktoria Biran guilty of violating a mass public assemblies law for posing alone for a photo with a poster.

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Trial of trade union leaders set for July 30

Die, 2018-07-17 10:57

The trial of Henadz Fiadynich and Ihar Komlik, leader and chief accountant of the REP trade union, has been scheduled for July 30 at the court of Saviecki district of Minsk, said quoting Komlik.

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarus Refuses Asylum For Uzbek Transgender Woman

Mon, 2018-07-16 11:26

Belarusian authorities have refused asylum to a transgender woman from Uzbekistan and who says she will face torture and abuse if she goes back.

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

UN Human Rights Committee registers complaint of death convict Hershankou

Mon, 2018-07-16 11:11

On July 13, the UN Human Rights Committee confirmed the registration of an individual communication submitted on behalf of Ihar Hershankou, who was sentenced to death by the Mahilio? Regional Court on July 21, 2017.

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Picks of the Week

Fre, 2018-07-13 08:39

Prison authorities still block mail from political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny; Russian police arrest Belarusian anarchist on dubious grounds; 181 professions are banned for women in Belarus

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

PEN America: Sign petition for the release of Oleg Sentsov

Mit, 2018-07-11 11:34

PEN America has prepared a letter to US President Donald Trump asking him to “raise the critical issue of the growing number of political prisoners held in Russia” during his discussions with President Vladimir Putin at the summit scheduled for July 16 in Helsinki, Finland.

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Viasna writes to UN Special Rapporteur on peaceful assembly over July 3 arrests

Die, 2018-07-10 12:04

Aliaksei Loika, lawyer of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, has prepared a message to Clément Nyaletsossi Voule, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association, to complain about the illegal arrest and detention of over 30 protesters and observers on July 3 in Minsk.

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

UN Human Rights Council adopts critical resolution on Belarus, renews country mandate

Fre, 2018-07-06 12:13

The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on the situation of human rights in Belarus at its 38th session in Geneva and renewed the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus.

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: June 2018

Don, 2018-07-05 14:57

In early June, representatives of opposition political parties and NGOs started picketing a restaurant located next to the grave of the victims of Soviet repression of 1930s-40s, popularly known as Kurapaty. According to the protesters, the construction of the eating-house was accompanied by legal violations, while the choice of the place itself was inappropriate.

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Viasna observers arrested ahead of banned protest in Minsk

Mit, 2018-07-04 10:15

Five observers of Viasna and BHC’s joint monitoring service #ControlBY were briefly detained in Minsk yesterday afternoon ahead of a protest announced by opposition leader Mikalai Statkevich.

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Picks of the Week

Sam, 2018-06-30 16:56

Activists continue to picket a restaurant near the Minsk belt motorway, which many say infringes on the territory of a nearby mass grave of Stalin-time victims, popularly known as Kurapaty. The protesters prevent cars from entering the facility, sometimes risking their lives.

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

“We need a reform of the legal profession”. Human rights activists present joint report on lawyers in Belarus

Fre, 2018-06-29 15:21

On June 29, a coalition of human rights organizations presented a report about ongoing restrictions on the independence of lawyers in Belarus, which was prepared following a mission in January 2018.

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

“The more we send, the more likely he will receive some”: Support prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka!

Don, 2018-06-28 09:54

“Let’s try and get him the gift of freedom,” Amnesty International called on its activists worldwide in early May as part of a global campaign in support of Belarusian prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka.

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Death row prisoner Ihar Hershankou goes on hunger strike

Die, 2018-06-26 13:38

Ihar Hershankou, who was earlier sentenced to death, says he is beginning a hunger strike while on death row in Minsk’s detention center No. 1 to protest numerous violations of his right to correspondence, Viasna learned from the prisoner’s mother.

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Miklós Haraszti: “I wish I could report to you about progress…”

Die, 2018-06-26 11:42

On June 25, Miklós Haraszti, the UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus, presented his sixth (and last) report on the situation of human rights in Belarus at the 38th session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

UN Rights Rapporteur Laments Lack Of Improvement In 'Kafkaesque' Belarus

Mon, 2018-06-25 14:55

Belarusians continue to live under severe restrictions on freedom of assembly and other rights after nearly a quarter-century under President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, UN special rapporteur Miklos Haraszti has told RFE/RL.

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

HRHF, FIDH, HRW urge UN Human Rights Council to renew mandate of Special Rapporteur on Belarus

Don, 2018-06-21 13:19

Delegations at the UN Human Rights Council should support the renewal of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus, Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF), Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) said in a joint letter.

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

EaP CSF’s Belarusian National Platform defends protesters against controversial restaurant in Kurapaty

Mit, 2018-06-20 10:42

The Belarusian National Platform of the Civil Society Forum of the Eastern Partnership has issued a statement to “express deep concern” over the construction and opening of the restaurant Poedem, Poedim next to the historical and cultural site Kurapaty in Minsk.

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild