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 22 August it was reported that Aliaksandr Lukashenka pardoned six political prisoners, however human rights defenders call on the authorities to take steps for further improvements in the field of human rights. 25 Aug 2015 »
Five youth activists, detained on 11 August in connection with the appearance of patriotic graffiti in Minsk, could become another political prisoners. 18 Aug 2015 »
Belarusian graduates and experts of the "International Law in Advocacy" program created a Russian-language electronic catalog of the decisions of the UN Committees on individual complaints. 14 Aug 2015 »
On 4 August the action of support for the Belarusian political prisoners was held in Vilnius, organized within the framework of the International Day of Solidarity with civil society of Belarus. Several dozen people gathered in the center of Vilnius to prove that solidarity is stronger than repressions. 06 Aug 2015 »
Initiative group for the nomination of the political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich as a presidential candidate in the upcoming elections has been denied registration. This, according to the head of his group Maryna Adamovich, violates the Electoral Code. The secretary of the Central Electoral Commission, in turn, has publicly expressed doubt that the voters can vote for a candidate with a criminal record. 28 Jul 2015 »