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.

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"Pro-government public associations are in fact organisers of election in Belarus"

Five pro-government public associations are in fact organisers of election in Belarus. Such opinion was expressed by Valyantsin Stefanovich, the expert of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections", when he was commenting on the difference between number of nominees to precinct election commissions from political parties and public associations. 16 Aug 2016 »

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Uladzimir Kondrus – the new political prisoner in Belarus

Representatives of the Belarusian human rights community published a joint statement, according to which the criminal prosecution of Uladzimir Kondrus (in the photo) is politically motivated, and he is recognised as a political prisoner. The full text of the statement is reproduced below. 10 Aug 2016 »

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Another political prisoner in Belarus?

In early August human rights defenders reported that a man was arrested and held in custody for his alleged participation in the riots after the presidential elections in 2010. 05 Aug 2016 »

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HRH Network calls for an immediate investigation into the murder of journalist Pavel Sharamet

Journalist Pavel Sharamet was killed in a car bomb attack in Kyiv on 20 July 2016. His murder drew public attention to the fact that journalists work in a very difficult situation. 30 Jul 2016 »

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Observers suggest creating a Belarusian-language version of the CEC website before coming elections

An appeal on behalf of the "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections" was sent by one of the campaign coordinators to the Central Election Commission's chairwoman Lidziya Yarmoshyna on 6 July. This anti-discrimination step is particularly important, because the subjects of the electoral process are actively using the Belarusian language, thinks Valiantsin Stefanovich, the author of the appeal. 25 Jul 2016 »

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