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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 »

Image: Stop whipping up hysteria and atmosphere of fear in the Belarusian society  
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Stop whipping up hysteria and atmosphere of fear in the Belarusian society

We, representatives of Belarusian human rights organizations, state a significant deterioration of the country’s human rights situation and note the following: 24 Mar 2017 »

Image: Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders 
Copyright: Jeff Vize / freeassembly.net

UN shows strong support for human rights defenders

States at the United Nations Human Rights Council show strong support by unanimously renewing the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders. 23 Mar 2017 »

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