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Polina Sadovskaya (Eurasia Program Director, PEN America)


Gabrielius Landsbergis (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Lithuania)

Anaïs Marin (UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus)

Olga Salomatova (Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights)

Hanna Liubakova (Belarusian journalist)

Taciana Niadbaj (Executive Director and Vice President, PEN Belarus)

Matthew Jones (International Advocacy Officer, Human Rights House Foundation)

Ambassador Erica Barks-Ruggles (Senior Bureau Official, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State)

Eamon Gilmore (European Union Special Representative for Human Rights)

Jeppe Kofod (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Denmark)

Eva-Maria Liimets (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Estonia)

Edgars Rinkēvičs (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Latvia)

Zbigniew Rau (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Poland)

Ingrid Brocková (State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Slovakia)


Ambassador Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger (Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations & other International Organisations in Geneva)

Ambassador Dr. Hans-Peter Jugel (Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations & other International Organisations in Geneva)

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Human Rights House Foundation and several organisations working with freedom of expression and free media have prepared an overview of the rapidly deteriorating situation in Belarus for independent media. Read more and download the factsheet here.