Human Rights House Foundation


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

Image: EU Parliament condemns crackdown in Belarus 
Copyright:  Wikicommons: Photo by David Iliff

EU Parliament condemns crackdown in Belarus

“Through this clear and principled resolution, the European Parliament shows that the recent crackdown on peaceful protestors will not go without consequences. It is a clear warning toward the Belarusian authorities to end the harassment of independent media, political opposition, and human rights defenders.” 11 Apr 2017 »

Image: Belarus Court sets new date for trial of human rights defender

Belarus Court sets new date for trial of human rights defender

Tatsiana Reviaka, President of the Belarusian Human Rights House, was arrested on 26 March 2017 while she monitored peaceful protests, and detained for three hours. She later received a summons to the administrative court on charges of disobeying the police and petty hooliganism. 10 Apr 2017 »

Image: New political prisoner in Belarus: Viachaslau Kasinerau  
Copyright: Julia Darashkevich

New political prisoner in Belarus: Viachaslau Kasinerau

Human rights community of Belarus issued a joint statement recognizing persecution of Viachaslau Kasinerau (pictured) as politically motivated and demanding his immediate release. 07 Apr 2017 »

Image: Police attacks 

Belarusian "Spring Fever" continues

Authorities and police agencies continue persecution of Belarusian civil society with detentions, trials and police search raids. 03 Apr 2017 »

Image: Protests in Minsk, Belarus, on 25 March 2017 
Copyright: Спадар Бурак, via Wikimedia Commons

True face of Belarus: Systematic repression

“There were armoured cars, water cannons, police paddy wagons on the streets, and the ‘law enforcement’ officers were equipped as if they were going to fight terrorists; they were carrying guns with rubber bullets, gas masks and batons.” 28 Mar 2017 »

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