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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: The second international conference on the abolition of the death penalty was held in Minsk 
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The second international conference on the abolition of the death penalty was held in Minsk

The second international conference "Abolition of the death penalty and public opinion" opened on 13 December in Minsk. The conference is organized by the Council of Europe in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus. 16 Dec 2016 »

Image: “The bloody reality of Belarus’ judicial system stains Europe” – UN expert says of executions 
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“The bloody reality of Belarus’ judicial system stains Europe” – UN expert says of executions

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, has said that the recent executions carried out by Belarus, and confirmed last week, show once again the persistent disregard for human rights in the country. 06 Dec 2016 »

Image: Belarusian human rights community strongly urges authorities to abolish the death penalty

Belarusian human rights community strongly urges authorities to abolish the death penalty

Human rights organizations and initiatives of Belarus condemn the execution of death penalties and strongly urge authorities to abolish capital punishment. 02 Dec 2016 »

Image:  Three death convicts were executed in Belarus on the same day (updated) 
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Three death convicts were executed in Belarus on the same day (updated)

For several days Belarusian human rights defenders continue receiving information about death sentences being carried out. Henadz Yakavitski, Ivan Kulesh and Siarhei Khmialeuski were shot on the same day – 5 November. 30 Nov 2016 »

Image: EU Parliament maintains principled position in resolution on Belarus 
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EU Parliament maintains principled position in resolution on Belarus

On Thursday 24 November, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution on the situation in Belarus. This addresses elections in the country, expresses concern at the lack of progress, and calls on the Belarusian authorites to address these concerns. 30 Nov 2016 »

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