Human Rights House Foundation

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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Open Letter to the President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenka

48 organizations from 24 countries signed the letter, where they strongly condemn the continuing wave of detentions and harassment of peaceful protesters, journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, anarchists and opposition party members in Belarus. 24 Mar 2017 »

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Stop whipping up hysteria and atmosphere of fear in the Belarusian society

We, representatives of Belarusian human rights organizations, state a significant deterioration of the country’s human rights situation and note the following: 24 Mar 2017 »

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Belarus detains dozens amid “social parasite” protests

The authorities in Belarus have arrested more than 100 people in connection with peaceful protests in several cities, following an outcry against a law imposing a tax on unemployed Belarusians. 15 Mar 2017 »

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Belarusians protest against the "tax on parasitism"

Protests against the President’s Decree No. 3 “On the prevention of social encumbrance” were held on Sunday, 26 February in four major cities of Belarus. Now participants of the "Marches of Non-Parasites" are massively becoming subjects to the administrative violation protocols. 02 Mar 2017 »

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Ten years as a home for human rights

This year, Belarusian human rights defenders celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Belarusian Human Rights House, established in exile in Vilnius, Lithuania. 23 Feb 2017 »

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