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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Image: "Contemporary History in Faces" - a book of historical optimism

"Contemporary History in Faces" - a book of historical optimism

On 15 January a guidebook of the socio-political landscape of Belarus with stories about the Belarusians, who were directly related to the modern Belarusian history over the last 15-20 years, was presented in Vilnius. The presentation of "Contemporary History in Faces", the book by a famous Belarusian journalist Aliaksandr Tamkovich (right) was held in the Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House and gathered together several dozen of persons concerned - journalists, diplomats, human rights defenders, civil society activists. 16 Jan 2015 »

Image: The Court turned down the appeal of human rights defender Elena Tonkacheva

The Court turned down the appeal of human rights defender Elena Tonkacheva

On 13 January the court turned down the complaint about the decision of the District Department of Internal Affairs on her expulsion from Belarus, lodged earlier by human rights defender Elena Tonkacheva (right). 15 Jan 2015 »

Image: Death convict’s mother asks to change law that prohibits returning her the son's body 
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Death convict’s mother asks to change law that prohibits returning her the son's body

The mother of the executed Aliaksandr Hrunou, petitions the President, both Houses of Parliament, the Supreme Court and the Government asking the officials to propose the Constitutional Court to amend the Criminal Executive Code, which prohibits returning the body of the executed person and disclosing the places of their burial. 28 Dec 2014 »

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Yury Rubtsou - the new political prisoner

Homel activist Yury Rubtsou (right), who was convicted of insulting the judge, will serve his sentence in open-type correctional facility No. 7 in the village of Kuplin, Pruzhany district. Previously, co-chair of the organizing committee of the party Belarusian Christian Democracy Pavel Seviarynets served his sentence at the same place. Rubtsou was charged with a crime under Article 391 of the Penal Code - insult of a judge. 25 Dec 2014 »

Image: Political prisoner Eduard Lobau released 
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Political prisoner Eduard Lobau released

Political prisoner Eduard Lobau has been released from Ivatsevichy penal colony No. 22 at about 8 a.m on 18 December. He was met by his family, journalists and supporters with the words "Long Live Belarus!". 22 Dec 2014 »

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