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.
Human rights trends
On 21 June 2016, HRHF delivered a statement on Belarus to the Human Rights Council. HRHF commented on systematic human rights abuses in Belarus, called on Belarus to implement the recommendations made by the Special Rapporteur, and urged the Human Rights Council to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur.Read the full statement here: 21 Jun 2016 »
Eduard Palchys, the alleged founder and author of 1863x.com Internat portal, aka Jhon Silver, was extradited from Russia to Belarus on 1 June. On this portal the analytical reports on the socio-political situation in Belarus and Ukraine were published, however for a long time its author remained unknown. 16 Jun 2016 »
On the eve of the voting for the renewal of of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Belarus the human rights defenders have launched an information campaign to ensure that the mandate is renewed, calling for the citizens of different countries to encourage their representatives to vote "for". At the same time the analysis of the human rights organization "Libereco - Partnership for Human Rights" that studies the changes in the human rights situation after the abolition of the EU sanctions could serve as the example of impact of the international mechanisms and their revocation. 07 Jun 2016 »
27 May is the birthday of Khadija Ismayilova, a well-known Azerbaijani journalist. Khadija was suddenly released on the eve of her birthday, so she spent her 40th anniversary out of the prison. In order to support her an international campaign "40 protests for Khadija Ismayilova's 40th birthday!" was launched. The Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House joined the campaign and called on the Azerbaijani authorities to immediately release all political prisoners. 24 May 2016 »
On the eve of the next round of the EU-Belarus human rights dialogue the Belarusian human rights organizations have prepared and announced a joint position on the human rights observance in Belarus. 24 May 2016 »