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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 »

Image: Belarus: Prominent human rights defender detained as protests continue

Belarus: Prominent human rights defender detained as protests continue

Updated 27 March: As protests continue in Belarus, the President of Belarusian Human Rights House Tatsiana Reviaka was detained on 26 March along with 9 other people, at Kastrychnitskaya square. Tatsiana Reviaka has now been released. 25 Mar 2017 »

Image: Open Letter to the President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenka

Open Letter to the President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenka

48 organizations from 24 countries signed the letter, where they strongly condemn the continuing wave of detentions and harassment of peaceful protesters, journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, anarchists and opposition party members in Belarus. 24 Mar 2017 »

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