2014 16/06

Барыс ЗвоскаўOn 17 June it was 2 years since the untimely death of Barys Zvozskau, the prominent Belarusian human rights defender, who passed away after a serious and long illness.
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2014 13/06

At the conference of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights held in Bern a few days ago, a special document – Guidelines on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders – was adopted. Belarusian human rights organizations – Belarusian Helsinki Committee and Human Rights Center “Viasna” – participated in preparation, discussing and adoption of this important human rights instrument. Deputy chairman of the Human Rights Centre “Viasna” Valiantsin Stefanovich says about the necessity of the Guidelines and its essence: Continue reading »

2014 13/06

Authors of individual communication submitted to the UN Human Rights Committee on behalf of Ales Bialiatski, President of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” and Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), addressed the Human Rights Committee with an open letter. Antoine Bernard, Director-General of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and Natallia Pinchuk, the wife of the political prisoner Ales Bialiatski, urge the Committee to speed up consideration of the communication that was filed two years ago.
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2014 10/06

Human rights defender from Mazyr Uladzimir Cieliapun received the answer on his appeal to the Constitutional Court. Human rights defender aired his questions and concerns on the meeting with the Head of The Constitutional Court, which was held on the 28th asked the Head of The Constitutional Court a few questions. Continue reading »

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2014 19/05

Yury Varonezhtsau, a known public and political figure in Homel, submitted today a complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee to appeal against a ban on a street procession in support of political prisoner Ales Bialiatski. Continue reading »

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2014 04/05

A book “Court cases, that change the Ukraine” has come out recently. This title is about people winning extraordinary suits and cases of first impression. It is published in the original language.
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2014 21/04

Minsk Central District Prosecutor’s Office on its own initiative required from the judge Alena Siamak the motivating part of the trial and the protocol of the court session on sculptor Henadz Loika’s case, who litigated with the KGB over the Belarusian language.
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2014 19/04

Alena Stsiapanava learned about this on April 17, after visiting Aktsiabrsky district militia office of Vitebsk. Continue reading »

2014 16/04

On April 17, the Tsentralny District Court of Homel will hear the charges brought against members of the Young Front opposition movement, Andrei Tsianiuta, Natallia Kryvashei and Stas Bula. They are accused of violating the order of holding mass events. Continue reading »

2014 16/04

The Hrodna Regional Court has dismissed an appeal filed by a Vaukavysk opposition activist Vital Huliak, confirming the decision of the District Court.
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2014 15/04

Alena Kavalenka was punished by a fine of 20 basic units, which is 3 million rubles. Previously, another participant of the same action, a member of the CCP BNF Jan Dziarzhautsau,
was arrested for 7 days.
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2014 17/03

Large inscription “With all our heart with you” with the national flags of Belarus and Ukraine (see photo) has hung on a concrete fence along the railroad tracks near the train stop “Minsk- East” not for a long time – within a week it was purposefully painted with senseless characters. Continue reading »

2014 12/03

Detained at the Russian Embassy in Minsk activists from Homel Dzmitry Karashkou and Stanislau Bula were arrested for 15 and 11 days, respectively, reported human rights activist Anastasia Loika. Continue reading »

2014 08/03

Human rights activist Ales Bialiatski was arrested in August 2011, before the trial was kept in militia investigation centre # 1 – on Valadarski Street in Minsk (former Pischalov castle), then in jail in Zhodzina, and then in the colony # 2 in Babruisk. And here is the third spring behind bars. Continue reading »

2014 08/03

Artsiom Liava and Ales Marchanka were arrested for 5 days for yesterday’s rally of solidarity with Ukraine carried out at the Russian embassy. Continue reading »

2014 07/03

Maksim Viniarski was detained for poster “Occupants, get out from the Ukraine” and sentenced to 15 days. The public activist organized a picketing near the Russian Embassy in Minsk. Continue reading »

2014 06/03

On 3 March representatives of the Barys Zvozskau Belarusian HRH participated in the protest against the intervention of the Russian army in the territory of Ukraine. Continue reading »

2014 02/03

Reasons for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet being in Ukraine are secured by several agreements. Places of basement are defined in Art. 2 and 3 of the agreement between Ukraine and the Russian Federation on the parameters of BSF division and also in more detailed form – in applications N2 and 3 to this agreement. Continue reading »

2014 25/02

Big rally, which was attended by various estimates by 1.5-2 thousand Warsaw inhabitants and city guests, took place on Sunday 23.02.2014 in Castle Square in Warsaw. Continue reading »

2014 24/02

On February 22, activists were detained at the Ukrainian border, they got a stamp into their passports which prohibited entry the territory of Ukraine for 5 years and were taken on the Belarusian side. Later there appeared militia officers, who detained the guys for they were allegedly to curse. Continue reading »

2014 23/02

Belarusian activists planned to lay flowers and light candles near the sign “Zero Kilometer”, but ended up in Central district militia department.
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2014 14/02

February 14, St. Valentine’s Day, the Office of the Polish MEP Marek Migalski expresses its solidarity with the Free Belarus – Belarusian political prisoners and civil society.
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2014 11/02

Алесь Бяляцкі, за кратамі ў зале паседжаньня February 10 the international organization Front Line Defenders presented the Belarusian human rights activist Ales Bialiatski, the first of six finalists for the 10th annual Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk, awarded in collaboration with medyyasetkay “Al Jazeera.” Continue reading »

2014 10/02

‘Rights. Risks. Change!’ Campaign to focus attention on targeted human rights defenders.

Front Line Defenders launched an on-line and social media campaign today to focus attention on the plight of 12 human rights defenders (HRDs) from Eastern Europe and Central Asia coinciding with the launch of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Continue reading »

2014 22/01

According to estimates of Ukrainian organizations, during the January 19-20 fighting in the European square in Kyiv, up to the 30 journalists were injured. In all more than 50 journalists during November – December 2013 suffered, mainly from the attack of Ukrainian police and the plain-clothed people. Continue reading »

2014 22/01

The Human Rights Center “Viasna” joined the International Civil Initiative for the OSCE to establish a mechanism of rapid response to the violent breakup of mass events and signed a corresponding appeal. Continue reading »

2014 22/01

For nearly two months lasted a peaceful protest of millions of Ukrainians. Authorities showed a complete indifference to the demands of protesters and applied repression against them.
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2014 21/01

On January 16, 2014 the Ukrainian parliament quickly and unexpectedly adopted a complex restrictive draft bill which penalizes protesters, introducing criminal responsibility for denunciation, restricts the rights of civil society organizations to receive funding from abroad and to classifies them as “foreign agents”. Continue reading »

2013 29/12

Homel Center for Strategic Lawsuit prepared a compilation of decisions of the UN Human Rights Council, adopted on the appeals of Homel region inhabitants. The most frequently violated right mentioned here is the right to freedom of expression (10 decisions), right of association (3), right to be elected at free elections (3), freedom from discrimination (2) and the right to peaceful assembly (1). Continue reading »

2013 27/12

Zhodzina activists of HRC “Viasna”, human rights activists and members of numerous election monitor campaigns of various levels in Zhodzina region wished the chairman of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Ales Bialiatski Merry Christmas. Ales Bialiatski was sentenced on 04.08.2011 to 4.5 years of imprisonment for human rights activity. Continue reading »

2013 07/12

Aliaksei Lapitski, Zhodzina

Belarusian authorities in all appearances, are in a hysterical fear of massive public protests, as well as in hopes to somehow fill up the “leaky state budget”, and as if on a fully legal grounds began to lay down conditions to applicants of peaceful assemblies (picketings, rallies, marches) about the conclusion of payment agreements with the militia, health care and community services. Continue reading »

2013 06/12

The Constitution says about guaranties from the authorities but the authorities say about the fee-paying arrangements (!?) as a prerequisite for the use of such guarantees! Isn’t it an absurd?

Biaroza human rights defenders got a response from the Executive Committee on their request to explain how it is possible to conclude a contract with health care, housing and militia cervices when organizing a mass event, if these institutions refuse to. Continue reading »

2013 06/12

“International Law in Advocacy”

On December 3, friends and partners of Human Rights House Network directed the appeal to the President of Ukraine to listen the recommendations of the Ukrainian civil society, which in particular are: Continue reading »

2013 05/12

Chief ideology official of Salihorsk district executive committee, Mikalai Maskevich, did not allow local civil society activists to hold a picket to celebrate the Human Rights Day on December 10. Continue reading »

2013 05/12

On 4 December the Leninski District Court of Hrodna considered a complaint of the Hrodna human rights defenders Viktar Sazonau, Uladzimir Khilmanovich and Raman Yurhel against the prohibition of the picket they intended to hold on 10 October, the World Day Against the Death Penalty, by the Hrodna City Executive Committee. Continue reading »

2013 03/12

Arkady Bushchenko, Kiev

Starting from November 22, the onset of the Ukrainian peaceful protest rallies under the heading of ‘Euro-Maidan’, cases of brutal violation of human rights and freedoms are becoming increasingly frequent in different regions of Ukraine.
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2013 13/11

Alaksiej Łapicki (meeting in Zhodino City Court)

On November 12, 2013 starting from 3 p.m. Zhodzina court chaired by Judge Ivan Grynkevich held a regular meeting on the case of human rights activists from Human Rights Centre “Viasna” Aliaksey Lapitski and Sviatlana Lapitskaya against Zhodzina Executive Committee, which refused hearing the application and disrupted picketing, scheduled for August 4, 2013 at the entrance to the City Park of Culture and Rest in support of Ales Bialiatski and other political prisoners. Continue reading »

2013 23/10

This week in Parliament legal guarantees of freedom of peaceful assembly are attempted to be established once again. Draft decrees “On freedom of assembly» № 2508a and № 2508a-1 are to be discussed.

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2013 17/10

Aliaksiey Lapitsky, Zhodzina

In connection with the fact that in Salihorsk members of Belarusian Language Association (TBM) began to defend their right for naming streets in Belarusian and demand implementation of the Law of the Republic of Belarus “On the geographical names of objects”, Belarusian Legal Portal asked Aliaksiey Lapitsky, the organizer and one of the founders of Zhodzina TBM n.a. F. Skaryna in 1999, about this attitude to the problem. Continue reading »

2013 12/10

Harry Pahaniaila

His biography is a finished script for a blockbuster about the adventures of a self-made person in Soviet and post-Soviet times. Camp for the repressed, orphanage, factory, army, law school, court, Ministry of Justice, Bar Association, trials and eternal unequal battle against lawlessness and injustice. Here are advices from a lawyer and a well-known Belarusian human rights activist Harry Pahaniaila.
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2013 10/10

On October 10, the International Day Against the Death Penalty, Zhodzina human rights activists instead of the peaceful picketing near the City Park of Culture which was banned by the authorities, committed several other memorable actions of dissemination of information devoted to this important topic. Their activity was met with the interest and understanding among the citizens of the town. Continue reading »

2013 29/09

Statement by the International Observation Mission of the Committee on International Control over the Human Rights Situation in Belarus Continue reading »

2013 27/09

From September 22 to 26 in Zhodino and other cities of the country as well as abroad, rallies in support of political prisoner and a prominent human rights activist, the head of the human rights center “Viasna” Ales Bialiatski were held. Continue reading »

2013 25/09

On September 24 Zhodzina citizens congratulated a well-known Belarusian human rights activist Ales Bialiatsky sentenced to 4.5 years of imprisonment on his birthday. Continue reading »

2013 20/09
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Ales Bialiatsky

Homel human rights activists have begun an action on birthday of Ales Bialiatsky, the sentenced head of the human rights center “Viasna”. During the campaign any concerned citizen can come to the office on Paleskaya street, 52 of the regional center and sign a birthday card for the political prisoner and human rights activist. Continue reading »

2013 06/09

Chairman of PO “BAJ” Zhana Litvina and vice-chairman Andrey Bastuniets

These were results of the pilot research EaP Mass Media Freedom Index which were announced today in the office of BAJ. Continue reading »

2013 29/08

The well-known international organization is ready to declare a forcibly confined to a psychiatric hospital Ihar Pastnou prisoner of conscience, when it will be finally confirmed that in respect of the Vitebsk doctor an arbitrary detention has been applied for a not prohibited by law criticism of health care state in Vitebsk region. Continue reading »

2013 28/08

On Zhodino media site www.licviny.info in section “Legal protection: law and justice” and “Publications” there appeared a full version of the ballot PRAŬNY FARPOST №8. Continue reading »

2013 23/08

Piatro Ivanou

Vitsebsk citizen Piatro Ivanou sent a complaint against the officcials of the government of the Republic of Belarus to Mrs. Margaret Sekagya, the United Nations special rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders. Continue reading »

2013 20/08

Barys Bukhel and Aliaksiey Kolchyn filed a statement to the Leninsky district court of Mahiliou. Through the court they want to declare invalid and annul the decision of the Mahiliou Executive Committee of December 19, 2007 № 25-19 “On Mass Events in the city of Mahiliou” as well as of June 16, 2010 № 15-12 «On Amendments to the Decision of December 19, 2007 № 25-19″.
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2013 17/08

Alaksiej Łapicki, Žodzina

That is the latest example – the UN Human Rights Committee has registered a complaint of Vital Lapasau, activist from Hrodna. At first glance it is an ordinary complaint. Several dozens complaints of Belarusians have been registered and considered by the UN HRC recently. However, it should be noted that this is the first complaint of the kind from Hrodna region which was filed with the methodological support of Homel human rights defenders. Continue reading »

2013 16/08

Today, an activist from Homel Kastus Zhukousky in search of a judge who was able to hear his case on the basis of the Constitution and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights appealed to the President of the Supreme Court Valiantsin Sukhala. If the higher court will make a decision on the case motivating it by the local decision on the procedure of peaceful assembly in Homel, the activist intends to apply to the UN Human Rights Committee. Continue reading »

2013 16/08

The UN Human Rights Committee has registered a complaint by a human rights activist Vitaly Lapasau from Hrodna, who was punished by the authorities with a large administrative penalty for his participation in an unauthorized mass event on last year’s October 27 in the village Yakushouka, Svislach region, which was dedicated to perpetuate the memory of the 1863 uprising participants. Continue reading »

2013 05/08

Freedom to Ales!

Freedom for Ales!

Ales is every one of us. This is who we are! We all are Ales!

Solidarity actions are our small contribution to the fight against the repressive and command system, which is imposed to the people of Belarus by a pro-government nomenclature of stagnation times and its longtime leader.

Freedom for Ales Bialiatsky!
Freedom for political prisoners in Belarus!
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2013 04/08

On August 4, it will be two years since the arrest of Ales Bialiatsky – Vice-President of the International Federation of Human Rights, the head of the Belarusian human rights center “Viasna” closed by the authorities. International Day of Solidarity with Belarusian civil society is timed to this date. Continue reading »

2013 03/08

GENEVA (2 August 2013) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, has urged the Belarusian Government to “immediately and unconditionally” release and rehabilitate human rights defender Ales Bialiatski. “Mr Bialiatski’s detention is a symbol of the repression against human rights defenders,” he said.
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2012 05/09
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Leanid Sudalenka, Homel

Leanid Sudalenka from Homiel strategic lawsuit centre has achieved another victory in protecting rights of the Belarusians. The UN Committee on Human Rights considered the appeal about confiscation of computers from association “Civil Initiatives” at the presidential elections of 2001. According to this decree, the Belarussian State shall return the equipment and compensate the public association court costs.
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2012 05/07
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On 4 July Judge of the Salihorsk District Court Valiantsina Lapina turned down the appeal of a “Young Front” activist Andrei Tychyna against the prohibition of a bicycle rally, issued by the Salihorsk City Executive Committee.
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2012 27/06

His wife, Natalia Pinchuk and Antoine Bernard, the Chief executif officer of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), were the ones who filed the complaint with the UN Human Rights Committee on behalf of Ales Bialiatski, the Chairman of the Human Rights Center Viasna, and the Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), who is currently serving a sentence in a penal colony in the city of Bobruiks.
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2012 01/06

Volha Čajčyc, Smalavičy

TV journalists Tatsiana Belashova and Volha Chaichuts were detained by police in Gorky Park in Minsk. They were making a report in connection with the International Child Protection Day, 1 June. Continue reading »

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2012 31/05
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Urgent call for immediate and unconditional release and for lifting the ungrounded travel ban of Belarusian human rights defender Aleh Volchak
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2012 30/05
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Over the past number of days, in a flagrant denial of their right to freedom of movement, several Belarusian human rights defenders have been stopped by border guards while they were leaving Belarus, along with numerous political activists and journalists.
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2012 29/05
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On 29 May, Minsk Pershamaiski District Court sentenced civil activist Vasil Parfiankou to six months of arrest for violating the restrictions of a preventive supervision imposed by a court under Art. 421 of the Criminal Code.
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2012 28/05
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On 24 May 2012, human rights defender Mr Oleg Volchek was arrested and detained by police, and sentenced to nine days of administrative imprisonment. Oleg Volchek is a prominent human rights lawyer and director of the non-governmental organisation Pravovaya pomoshch naseleniyu (Legal Aid to Population), which was closed down by the Belarusian authorities in 2003.
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2012 28/05

Аляксей Лапіцкі, Жодзіна

Continuation of unlawful practice of purposeful political persecution against the opponents of the regime in the country shows that in the field of civil rights and political freedoms the entirely destructive suppression system has formed here. It is aimed at purposeful and deliberate deprivation active citizens of their inalienable constitutional rights to freedom of association, peaceful assembly, dissemination of information and expression of views… Continue reading »

2012 24/05

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
PUBLIC STATEMENT

18 May 2012
EUR 49/005/2012

Amnesty International’s position on the case of
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2012 22/05

Paval Sapielka, Miensk

21.05.2012 Viasna launches campaign to monitor penal system. All information concerning the analysis of penal law and penal system monitoring will be published in a thematic section on the website of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”. The section’s expert is lawyer Pavel Sapelka.
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2012 07/05

Valiantsin Stefanovich, the deputy head of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 4 May the deputy head of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Valiantsin Stefanovich filed a written application with the head of the Minsk City Court in connection with a gross violation of the legislation by Alena Siamak, a judge of the Tsentralny District Court of Minsk.
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2012 04/05
Alaksiej Lapicki, Vilnia

Alaksiej Lapicki, in Vilnia

The article about the appeal of Homiel politician Vasil Paliakou to the UN Human Rights Committee on the fact of prohibition of the “National Assembly” and his subsequent administrative proceedings followed by his arrest and imprisonment still makes us ask a rhetorical question, with all our understanding of the situation in the country… That is, why don’t Belarusian authorities adopt the progressive experience of their colleagues from Vilnius))? As people say – “CHICKEN”?!
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2012 04/05

Vasil Paliakou, Homel

On 4 May the vice-head o the United Civil Party and chairman of the Homel regional organization of the UCP Vasil Paliakou applied to the UN Human Rights Committee. The politician believes that the Belarusian authorities violated Article 19 and 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the right to freedom of information and of peaceful assembly) by sentencing him to arrest for organizing the People’s Assembly.
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2012 30/04
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Mikalay Ulasievich

Public activist from Varniany Mikalay Ulasievich continues to seek legitimacy from the local authorities. The day before Mikalay along with another human rights activist from Astraviets Ivan Kruk sent a special ppeal to the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Belarus, and on April 28 Ulasievich visited the head of Astraviets militia.
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2012 25/04
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Arbitrary detention is used in Belarus against political opponents and persons exercising their freedoms of conscience, opinion and expression. The use of arbitrary detention as a tool of systematic repression of critical voices constitutes a serious violation of human rights as the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention underlines1. We urge the authorities of the Republic of Belarus to release all political prisoners and to compensate them for the harm suffered.
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2012 23/04
Алесь Бяляцкі

Алесь Бяляцкі

The Nobel Committee has admitted the nomination of Viasna leader Ales Bialiatski for the 2012 Peace Prize, Polskie Radio reports, quoting Polish Sejm MP Andrzej Halicki and chairman of the Freedom and Democracy Foundation Tomasz Pisula.
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2012 19/04

Paris-Geneva, April 19, 2012. On April 2, 2012, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), submitted the case of Mr. Ales Bialiatski to the United Nations (UN) Working group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD).

Mr. Ales Bialiatski is the Vice President of FIDH and the President of the Human Rights Centre “Viasna”, in Belarus.

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2012 14/04
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Yauhen Galashchapau, Maldova

Yauhen Galashchapau, Master of International Human Rights Law (Moldova)

Regarding the human rights situation in Belarus …

Yauhen Galashchapau, an expert of International Human Rights Law, participated in monitoring of the human rights situation in Belarus on the OSCE mission (2011)
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2012 03/04
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On 30 March 2012, human rights defender Mr Valery Shchukin was condemned to an administrative fine in relation to a protest held on the previous day against the trial of political activists which was about to take place behind closed doors in Orsha. Following his protest, he was detained and put in pre-trial detention before being charged. Valery Shchukin is a 70-year-old human rights defender based in Vitsebsk who is particularly active in defending political and civil rights.
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2012 02/04
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Rapporteur of PACE on Belarus, Mr. Andres Herkel

2012-03-31
The text was prepared for the Fallen Freedom Fighter’s Day conference in Tartu on 25 March 2012.

Some days ago I was in springtime Oslo. The conference was dedicated to the situation in Belarus and it was organised by the Norwegian Helsinki Committee in cooperation with the Norwegian PEN Club. At the dinner, one of the hosts had tears in her eyes. Continue reading »

2012 30/03

On 24 February 2012, the Pervomaisk District Court in Vitebsk sentenced opposition activist Siarhei Kavalenka to two years and one month imprisonment, having found him guilty of evading serving a punishment of supervised release.
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2012 22/03
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Andrey Varvashevich

On March 6, 2012 the Presidium of the Minsk City Bar Association has considered the disciplinary proceedings against a lawyer Andrey Varvashevich and decided to exclude him from the bar “for committing a disciplinary offense, not compatible with the rank of a lawyer, in terms of his intentional actions, which collectively humiliated personal dignity and high rank of a lawyer and undermined the prestige of the legal profession, public confidence to a lawyer and the legal profession as a whole”. However, from the text of the decree of the Presidium it is not clear what action of A.Varvashevich was the reason for his exclusion from the Bar.

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2012 20/03
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On 16 March 2012, Dzmitry Kanavalau and Uladzislau Kavaliou were executed, two days after President Lukashenka rejected their request for clemency. Continue reading »

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2012 20/03
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The execution of two men convicted of carrying out a deadly metro bombing last year in Minsk has been condemned by Amnesty International as it called on the Belarus authorities to release the bodies to their families for burial.
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2012 20/03

Constitutional Court

The current situation in Belarus shows that the mechanisms of constitutional control and protection of human rights work here in a very specific, selective manner. It all depends on what field of international standards of law is affected: socio-economic or socio-political, relating to universal human rights reflected in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Continue reading »

2012 12/03
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On 5 March the discussion of the yearly report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders took place at the UN Human Rights Council.
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2012 09/03

Distribution of these materials in Homiel was stopped by the riot militia

In Homiel a member of anti-alcohol campaign “Don’t drink –let’s live” Vasil Takarenka was arrested. He was arrested by riot militia near the store “Homiel”. The activist was taken to the militia department of the Central District.
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2012 07/03

As we reported earlier, Homiel Centre of strategic litigation issued a manual on the issues of legal conflicts of administrative law, which lead to the practice of violation of the right to freedom and personal inviolability.
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2012 06/03

Siarhei Lisichonak, Мiensk

Assembly of Democratic NGOs of Belarus is against Art. 193.1 of the Criminal Code of Belarus and the restriction of the right to freedom of association for the citizens of Belarus.

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2012 29/02

Valiantsin Stefanovich, Partyzanski District Court, 02 December 2011, Мiensk

Valiantsin Stefanovich, deputy chair of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” has received copies of court rulings ordering to execute the decision by Miensk Partyzanski District Court of 16 December 2011.
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2012 28/02
Ігар Случак, Гомель

Ihar Sluchak, Homel

Homel resident Ihar Sluchak has lodged another complaint with the Supreme Court Chairman Valiantsin Sukala, urging him to review the administrative arrest for alleged disorderly conduct in late August 2011 Continue reading »

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2012 27/02

On 27 February, Homel human rights defenders Anatol Paplauny and Leanid Sudalenka submitted a complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee, arguing that their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly were violated by Belarus. Continue reading »

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2012 25/02
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Who is “our” and who – “stranger”?

February 23 antyalkagolnuyu activists were detained by police in 1230 about a department store “Homel”.
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2012 24/02
Мікалай Самасейка, Палата прадстаўнікоў Нацыянальнага Сходу Рэспублікі Беларусь, Менск

Mykalay Samaseyka, Chairman of the Standing Committee of Parliament, Мiensk

Homiel opposition activists Uladzimir Katsora and Uladzimir Niapomnyashchykh received a response from the House of Representatives to their appeal, the main point of which was that the Parliament would call the Constitutional Court to initiate bringing in line Article 8.4 of Procedural-Executive Code on Administrative Offences (PEKAO) with Article 25 of the Constitution and Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Continue reading »

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2012 24/02

Zinaida Shumilina, Homel

A member of the UCP from Homel Zinaida Shumilina has sent an individual complaint to the UN Committee on Human Rights. She believes that, together with his colleagues suffered from the actions of Belarusian authorities. The conflict, which requires the intervention of the international structure – the UN Committee on Human Rights, established in February last year.
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2012 24/02
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Siarhei Kavalenka, Vitsebsk

Vitsebsk activist of the Conservative Christian Party – Belarusian Popular Front Siarhei Kavalenka has been sentenced to two years and one month of imprisonment on charges of violating parole restrictions.
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2012 18/02
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Vladislav Kovalev

Liubou Kavaliova, mother of sentenced to death penalty Vladislau Kovaliou received a response from the Presidential Administration.
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2012 18/02
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Siarhey Kavalenka, Vitsebsk

On February 14 the Human Rights Centre “Viasna” published the appeal to Siarhey Kavalenka (see below), who has gone on hunger strike in Vitsebsk prison long time ago. A citizen of Belarus, he has been prosecuted not for criminal acts, but for his own beliefs and sincere love for the motherland. And now he is in critical condition and can loose his life.

He faced such sufferings, risky to health and his life, for the sake of changing the situation and to achieve justice. But … Continue reading »

2012 17/02
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The European Parliament,

– having regard to its resolution of 17 December 2009 on Belarus1 and to its other resolutions on that subject, in particular those of 15 September 20112, 12 May 20113, 10 March 20114 and 20 January 20115,
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2012 17/02
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This report underlines the crucial role played by human rights defenders in standing up for the rights of others, challenging oppression and speaking out for those who have no voice said Front Line Defenders’ Executive Director Mary Lawlor speaking in Dublin today.
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2012 17/02

The imprisoned leader of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Ales Bialiatski has been convoyed to penal colony No. 2 in the town of Babruisk, Mahiliou region, to serve his 4.5-year term for alleged tax evasion, the human rights defender’s wife says.
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2012 16/02

Aleh Aheeu, Miensk

Today people in Belarus are not surprised by the facts of numerous administrative detentions of persons from the active part of Belarusian society. The passive part of this society accepts these messages as granted, as a weather forecast for tomorrow.
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2012 14/02
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Lilia Maroz

Standing Commission of the Council of the Republic of Belarus found no reason to test the administrative law for compliance with the Constitution and international law.
Homel opposition activists Uladzimir Katsora and Uladzimir Niapomniashchykh received such a response to their appeal from the House of territorial representation. Continue reading »

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