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Belarus

Belarus – The Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House

The Belarusian Human Rights House (HRH) addresses the main challenges faced by human rights activists in Belarus - the right to assembly and freedom of expression. This is achieved through the provision of a safe training and meeting space and facilities for human rights defenders, NGOs, journalists, students and teachers, as well as for international meetings and cultural events.

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Belarus / Elections: “Lipstick measures on a face of violations” – UN human rights expert

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, says despite the admission of a token oppositionist there was no real difference between last Sunday’s parliamentary elections and all the previous ones carried out in Belarus. 15 Sep 2016 »

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Far from free and fair elections in Belarus

The opposition now has one seat in Belarus, for the first time in 20 years, following the parliamentary elections on the 11th of September. Still, the election did not meet a number of key international standards for fair and free elections, observers say. 12 Sep 2016 »

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Mother of the executed Belarusian sent a complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee

Belarusian citizens continue to appeal to the UN Human Rights Committee with complaints against cruel, inhuman treatment and torture. Recently, such complaint was sent to the Human Rights Committee by Tamara Sialiun, the mother of sentenced to death Pavel Sialiun. 10 Sep 2016 »

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ENEMO observers are unwelcome in Belarus

The Belarusian Central Election Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus have not replied to a request asking to invite an ENEMO mission to observe the parliamentary elections. 28 Aug 2016 »

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"Pro-government public associations are in fact organisers of election in Belarus"

Five pro-government public associations are in fact organisers of election in Belarus. Such opinion was expressed by Valyantsin Stefanovich, the expert of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections", when he was commenting on the difference between number of nominees to precinct election commissions from political parties and public associations. 16 Aug 2016 »

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