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
Belarusian human rights organizations have developed an analytical review, that defines the medium-term tendencies in the field of human rights, social, political and economic situation in Belarus. This review covers the period from January to March 2015. 18 Jun 2015 »
On 12 June, the opening of the first European Olympic Games was held in Azerbaijan. As a part of the campaign "Sport for Rights", Belarusian human rights defenders organized photo action in support of political prisoners in Azerbaijan - human rights defenders, activists and journalists. 12 Jun 2015 »
The human rights organization Amnesty International has recognized Yury Rubtsou a prisoner of conscience and considers the sentence to him as a part of the long-term campaign of persecution of civil society activists by the Belarusian authorities. 12 Jun 2015 »
On 28 May, 2015 the political prisoner Yury Rubtsou was sentenced to two years imprisonment in a penal colony on charges of evasion of serving the initial sentence . Mr. Rubtsou was serving a sentence of 1.5 years of imprisonment in the open-type correctional facility for allegedly insulting the judge. 03 Jun 2015 »
On 28 May, the presentation "Psychiatry and Human Rights in the Republic of Belarus: Law and Practice" was held in the Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House. Experts from Belarus, Poland and the United States provided information on the current human rights situation in the field of psychiatry in Belarus and gave recommendations for changes that will help improve this situation. 31 May 2015 »