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
60 independent human rights organisations in the Human Rights House Network call upon Belarusian authorities to stop the prosecution of the human rights defender Leanid Sudalenka, and to investigate the threats made against him and his family. 22 Apr 2015 »
On 16 April the documentary film "The Gang", telling about the disappeared Belarusian politicians and journalists, was screened in Vilnius. The screening was followed by the discussion with the film's producer and well-known Belarusian human rights defender Ms. Raisa Mikhailovskaya. The presentation was organized by the Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House, Freedom House and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Lithuania. 19 Apr 2015 »
The pressure on Mikalai Statkevich, the former presidential candidate and political prisoner, has increased significantly in prison, causing concern among human rights defenders and do not surprise the country's leader. 10 Apr 2015 »
Article 411 of the Criminal Code provides punishment for disobedience to the administration of the penal facilities for prisoners held in the such facilities. Now this article and, consequently, the extension of imprisonment term, have been used against political prisoners. In 2012, Zmitser Dashkevich was convicted under Article 411 of the Criminal Code for one more year of imprisonment a few months before the end of his term, in February 2015 - a few days before his release - so was Mikalai Dziadok. 03 Apr 2015 »
The 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council ended on Friday, 27 March 2015. It left civil society with mixed feelings; the Council did not address worrying human rights situations. However, they managed to establish new standards, in particular on the protection of privacy. 30 Mar 2015 »