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.

Human rights trends

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Human rights defenders welcome the release of the political prisoners

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 »

Image: New high-profile case in Belarus - the detained might be already qualified as political prisoners 
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New high-profile case in Belarus - the detained might be already qualified as political prisoners

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 »

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ILIA program participants have created the catalog of the UN Committees' decisions

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 »

Image: The International Day of Solidarity with civil society of Belarus celebrated in Vilnius

The International Day of Solidarity with civil society of Belarus celebrated in Vilnius

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 »

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CEC secretary: "How can you respect a man, who has criminal record?"

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 »

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