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Human rights trends from Caucasus and Eastern Europe

Image: Miklós Haraszti, Special Rappoteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, addresses the thirty-second session of the Human Rights Council. 
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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 »

Image: Prison, Belarus 
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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 »

Image: Challenging Poland’s human rights trajectory 
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Challenging Poland’s human rights trajectory

Growing international concern for the human rights situation in Poland has been expressed at a variety of international fora. Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) and its partners continue to document some of Poland’s key issues and are working to ensure that the underlying problems are correctly recognised and challenged at each opportunity. 18 May 2017 »

Image: Belarusian journalists urge to provide information about the "case on the preparation of the riots"
Belarusian HRH

Belarusian journalists urge to provide information about the "case on the preparation of the riots"

The Belarusian Association of Journalists filed a petition to the Investigative Committee, the General prosecutor’s office and the KGB, demanding to hold a press conference for representatives of the entire spectrum of the media and present official information about the investigation of the "case on the preparation of the riots." 13 May 2017 »

Image: The first death sentence in 2017 is executed in Belarus  
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Belarusian HRH

The first death sentence in 2017 is executed in Belarus

Representatives of the campaign "Human rights defenders against the death penalty in Belarus" reported that the resident of Gomel Siarhei Vostrykau has been executed. His mother received a notification with this information from the Gomel Regional Court. This is the first death penalty in Belarus in 2017. 06 May 2017 »

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