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News from the The Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House - 2017

Image: Protests in Minsk, Belarus, on 25 March 2017 
Copyright: Спадар Бурак, via Wikimedia Commons

Human rights training in action in Belarus

Graduates of a one-year course on international human rights standards had their knowledge and skills thoroughly tested when hundreds of protestors and observers were detained in Belarus this spring. 24 Aug 2017 »

Image: 5 trials of Belsat TV journalists this week in Belarus  
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5 trials of Belsat TV journalists this week in Belarus

Belarusian authorities don't allow Belsat journalists to cover official events, arrest them; moreover, there have recently been increasingly frequent trials and fines. 22 Aug 2017 »

Image: Representatives of the independent REP trade union officially charged

Representatives of the independent REP trade union officially charged

On 2 August 2017 the chairman of the Belarusian Independent Trade Union of Radio Electronic Industry Workers (REP) Henadz Fiadynich and REP chief accountant Ihar Komlik were arrested in Minsk. Henadz Fiadynich is currently under house arrest, and Ihar Komlik is still in custody. On August 10 they were charged. 18 Aug 2017 »

Image: The UN Human Rights Committee registered the first "parasite tax" complaint

The UN Human Rights Committee registered the first "parasite tax" complaint

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHRC) took into consideration the complaint of Vladimir Katsora, one of Homel spring protests activists. 10 Aug 2017 »

Image: Belarusian human rights defenders speak against persecution of trade unions

Belarusian human rights defenders speak against persecution of trade unions

On 3 August 2017, the Belarusian human rights organizations issued a joint statement against the persecution of the leaders of the REP trade union Igor Komlik and Gennadiy Fedynich. The full text of the statement is below. 04 Aug 2017 »

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