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UN review of Serbia raises human rights concerns

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has raised concerns and issued recommendations to the Serbian authorities. These relate to discrimination, torture and ill-treatment, refugees and asylum seekers, administration of justice, and freedom of expression. 29 Mar 2017 »

Image: Protests in Minsk, Belarus, on 25 March 2017 
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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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Marking International Whistleblower Day in Croatia

On March 24, International Whistleblower Day, GOOD Initiative, Center for Peace Studies, GONG and the Human Rights House Zagreb called upon all citizens and educational staff to openly warn of harmful policies and practices in the Croatian education system. 27 Mar 2017 »

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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 »

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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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