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
The trial of a political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich on changing the regime of serving his sentence to prison confinement took place on 4 May in Shklou penal colony №17. The basis for the regime change are claimed to be numerous violations of internal regulations of the colony and disobeying the requirements of the colony administration. In a letter to his wife Maryna Adamovich, Statkevich wrote that he had been placed in cell-type premises. 12 May 2015 »
On 4 May Belarus presented the report to the Human Rights Council in the framework of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). This is the second cycle of the UPR for Belarus, so the country reported on the implementation of recommendations that were received after the first round of the UPR in 2010. 06 May 2015 »
Lars Bünger, president of the international human rights organization Libereco - Partnership for Human Rights was denied a Belarusian visa. This is the fourth denial for the human rights defender, whose organisation has been campaigning for the release of political prisoners in Belarus over the last four years. Earlier, he was denied a visa in 2010, 2011 and 2013. 29 Apr 2015 »
60 independent human rights organisations in the Human Rights House Network call upon Belarusian authorities to stop the prosecution of the human rights defender Leanid Sudalenka, and to investigate the threats made against him and his family. 22 Apr 2015 »
On 16 April the documentary film "The Gang", telling about the disappeared Belarusian politicians and journalists, was screened in Vilnius. The screening was followed by the discussion with the film's producer and well-known Belarusian human rights defender Ms. Raisa Mikhailovskaya. The presentation was organized by the Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House, Freedom House and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Lithuania. 19 Apr 2015 »