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Human rights trends from Caucasus and Eastern Europe

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Need to support civil society

“Imagine a world without civil society; it is bleak,” said Human Rights House Foundation in a statement at the UN Human Rights Council, as it alerted the Council about State policies which aim to limit and silence their own civil societies. 08 Jun 2017 »

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Belarusian HRH

Belarusian human rights defenders urged UN HRC to extend Special Rapporteur’s mandate

From 30 May to 1 June, Valiantsin Stefanovich, lawyer of the Human Rights Center "Viasna", and Anna Gerasimova, Director of the Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House, met with the delegations of various countries to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva to inform them about the situation with human rights in Belarus. 03 Jun 2017 »

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FOAA Online: Easily accessible legal arguments on assembly and association rights

FOAA Online! is a web-based collection of easily accessible legal arguments for lawyers, activists and judges involved in freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association (FOAA) cases. 31 May 2017 »

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UN mandate on Belarus must be renewed

The Government of Belarus has returned to “the policy of large-scale repression against citizens who exercise or defend their rights,” says the UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus, Miklós Haraszti. 31 May 2017 »

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Belarusian HRH

Ales Bialiatski sent an appeal to the Prosecutor’s Office regarding possible torture in the KGB jail

On May 24 Belarusian authorities extended pre-trial detention of several persons charged in "preparation of mass riots case". Also increasing number of reports appeared about the possible use of torture and other cruel, inhuman treatment of persons detained as accused in the case about the preparation of mass riots and activities of illegal armed groups in the KGB and the Interior Ministry detention centers. 28 May 2017 »

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