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Government could demonstrate will for change in fight against torture

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mon, 2018-04-23 15:05

On April 20, Pavel Sapelka, lawyer of the Human Rights Center "Viasna", and Aleh Hulak, chairman of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee, took part in the expert-level consultations entitled “The practice of interaction with human rights treaty bodies.”

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EU Lawmakers Deplore Harassment Of Independent Belarusian Media

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2018-04-20 10:44

The European Parliament has overwhelmingly approved a resolution deploring the harassment of independent media before and after the February 2018 local elections in Belarus.

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Belarus Moves To Tighten Control Over Online News, Social Media

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Don, 2018-04-19 19:39
The lower house of the Belarusian parliament has approved in its first reading draft amendments to the country’s media law that would tighten control over online news websites and social-media networks.
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Time to act towards true abolition of the death penalty, say HRDs

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-04-19 16:01

On April 18, Minsk hosted a round table entitled “Legal aspects of the abolition of the death penalty in Belarus”. The event was organized by the Council of Europe and involved members of the Belarusian Parliament’s lower chamber and representatives of NGOs, including the Human Rights Center “Viasna”.

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EU Lawmakers Deplore Harassment Of Independent Belarusian Media

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Don, 2018-04-19 13:17
The European Parliament has overwhelmingly approved a resolution deploring the harassment of independent media before and after the February 2018 local elections in Belarus.
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Bugs For Dinner In Belarus

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mit, 2018-04-18 14:45
This Belarusian entrepreneur hopes that eating crickets will be the next food fad -- and make him rich.
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Picks of the week

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2018-04-13 15:09

On April 11 and 12, the Court of the Brest region cancelled heavy fines earlier imposed on Belsat reporter Ales Liauchuk and local vloggers Aliaksandr Kabanau and Siarhei Piatrukhin. The fines were ordered by the Pinsk District Court. All of them were convicted of “violating media legislation”.

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Belarus still only executioner in Europe and Central Asia

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-04-12 12:04

“In Europe and Central Asia, Belarus was the only country to execute people. The country carried out at least two executions in 2017; at least four new death sentences were imposed,” Amnesty International said in its Annual Report on the death penalty.

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Executions Down Globally In 2017, But Remain High In Iran, Pakistan

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Don, 2018-04-12 03:16
Executions and death sentences continued to drop globally in 2017 after hitting record-high levels in previous years, with Iran and Pakistan remaining among the world’s top five executioners, Amnesty International said on April 12.
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Belarusian 'Chainsaw Killer' Faces Life In Prison On New Charges

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mit, 2018-04-11 10:30
A Belarusian teenager serving a 15-year prison term after being convicted of killing a woman with a chainsaw in an attack on a shopping mall faces new charges and could be sentenced to life in prison.
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'Dramatic Change' As Democracy Undermined Across Europe, Eurasia, Freedom House Finds

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mit, 2018-04-11 06:07
Contempt shown by governments for independent institutions and civil society, attacks on the political opposition and independent media, as well as an incessant push to blend the ruling party with the state, are becoming the new normal in postcommunist Europe and Eurasia, U.S.-based democracy monitor Freedom House warns in its latest report.
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Lukashenka Hints At Shift In Belarusian Power Structure, But Not Yet

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2018-04-10 13:24
Authoritarian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka has dangled the prospect of decreasing the ample powers of the president in Belarus, but suggested that such a change should not be expected in the near future.
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Human rights activists present alternative report on torture

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Sam, 2018-04-07 17:22

On April 5, a human rights coalition presented its alternative report on the implementation by Belarus of the UN Convention against Torture.

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Human Rights Situation in Belarus: March 2018

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2018-04-03 11:58

Despite the Minsk city executive committee’s permission to hold a rally and concert in the capital on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the BNR independence, the city authorities banned a march organized by a number of opposition politicians.

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Belarus: Human rights defenders arrested

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2018-03-30 06:43

On 25 March 2018, six human rights defenders Maxim Kovalev, Tatyana Mastykina, Andrei Krechko, Anna Sakhankova, Anastasia Vasilchuk and Nasta Loiko, all members of The Human Rights Centre “Viasna” and the Belarusian Helsinki Committee, were arrested in Minsk near Yakub Kolas Square for observing a public event

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Belarus: UN expert calls for end to rights abuses and deplores State repression 

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-03-29 14:28

A new wave of arbitrary arrests, the use of the death penalty and violations of media freedom in Belarus have prompted a UN expert to call on the authorities there to respect their human rights obligations and implement recommendations made over the past two decades.

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Belarus: Arbitrary arrest and subsequent release of seven observers of Viasna and BHC, and obstacles to the right to peaceful assembly

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2018-03-28 21:50

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Belarus.

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Spain Breaks Up Ukrainian-Russian Cybercrime Gang

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2018-03-27 18:29
Spanish authorities have broken up a cybercrime syndicate of Ukrainian and Russian nationals that allegedly stole more than 1 billion euros ($1.24 billion) from bank accounts over more than four years.
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Political prisoner Dzmitry Paliyenka transferred to prison hospital in Žodzina

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2018-03-27 14:38

Political prisoner Dzmitry Paliyenka, who is currently serving a 2-year politically motivated sentence in a penal colony in Babrujsk, has been transferred to a prison hospital in Žodzina, according to activist Maryna Nasenka.

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Enhance the process to select new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2018-03-27 13:14

In a letter to the UN Secretary-General, a coalition of more than 70 civil society organisations has put forward proposals to revitalise and enhance the process to select the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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