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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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Image: Leanid Sudalenka is faces threats and allegation because of his human rights activities.  
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Belarusian justice against the UN. Who will win?

On 25 April the human rights defender Leanid Sudalenka has lodged a complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee in a case against Ašmiany customs officers, who confiscated his laptop and printed materials during the personal search on the Lithuanian border. The activist has exhausted all domestic remedies, including the Supreme Court and the Prosecutor General. 27 Apr 2016 »

Image: Amnesty International issues annual report of the death penalty worldwide

Amnesty International issues annual report of the death penalty worldwide

“2015 saw a dramatic rise in the number of people executed – at least 1,634 – the highest recorded by Amnesty International since 1989,” says the annual report on the death penalty in 2015, published on the website of the organization. 16 Apr 2016 »

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Belarusian Parliamentary Elections in 2016: what would it be?

The CEC has yet to prepare proposals for the democratization of the electoral process based on the recommendations from human rights defenders, however, Aliaksandr Lukashenka has already spoken out against the "obscure democracy." 29 Mar 2016 »

Image: Death convict’s brother complains about the pressure in colony 
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Death convict’s brother complains about the pressure in colony

Aliaksei Khmialeuski reports that he is experiencing unbearable pressure in the colony, which began after the death sentence of his own brother. In mid-February the Minsk district court issued the death sentence against 31-year old Siarhei Khmialeuski for double or more homicide. This is the second death sentence in 2016. 12 Mar 2016 »

Image: ILIA Concluding Conference: the growing ILIA community and new prospects

ILIA Concluding Conference: the growing ILIA community and new prospects

On 26–28 February, participants, alumni, and experts from Human Rights House Network’s International Law in Advocacy (ILIA) program met in Vilnius, at the Constitutional Court, to mark a successful conclusion to the third cycle of the program, and to welcome a new cohort of dedicated and enthusiastic human rights lawyers into the ILIA community. 04 Mar 2016 »

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