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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
Belarusian HRH

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 
Copyright: spring96.org
Belarusian HRH

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: Court rejects motions by Mehman Huseynov’s defense

Court rejects motions by Mehman Huseynov’s defense

The Baku Court of Appeal rejected all motions put forward by the defense of Mehman Huseynov, in a case in which the photojournalist has been sentenced to two years in prison for defamation, for complaining of having been tortured by police. 30 Mar 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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