2011 27/09
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The working group of the Assembly of Pro-Democratic NGOs of Belarus has adopted two statements concerning the possible dialogue of the authorities with society and the prospects of the EU-Belarus relations within the European Partnership programme.
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2011 26/09
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The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) has admitted the violations made against civil activist Inha Abramava at a detention center in Brest.
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2011 26/09
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The UN Human Rights Council has considered the interim report on the situation of political prisoners, human rights defenders, journalists and lawyers following the 19 December 2010 presidential election in Belarus.
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2011 26/09
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In Miensk 25 september 2011

On 25 September, the friends and colleagues of Ales Bialiatski staged a festive event in Minsk Nezalezhnastsi Square to congratulate the imprisoned leader of Viasna on his 49th birthday.
“Happy birthday, Ales!
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2011 25/09
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Congratulations from Executive Office and Working Group of Belarusian NGO Assembly
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2011 24/09
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Belarusian existing system of registration of public associations and political parties is very complicated and provides official ample opportunities to restrict constitutional right to freedom of association.
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2011 23/09
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23 September 2011

Minsk

The Human Rights Center “Viasna” expresses its concern over the transfers of political prisoners Andrei Sannikau and Zmitser Dashkevich.

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2011 22/09
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Aliaksei Kolchyn, Mahiliou

Mahiliou human rights defender Aliaksei Kolchyn has been interrogated by the local office of the State Control Committee’s financial investigation department. Continue reading »

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2011 22/09
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Kanstantsin Zhukouski, Homel

Kanstantsin Zhukouski, an activist from Homel detained by police in the evening of September 21 for unknown grounds, was taken to hospital in early hours of September 22.
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2011 22/09
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Dimitris N. Iliopoulos, EU Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council

On 20 September, the International Federation of Human Rights and the Human Rights House Foundation held a side-event on the criminal prosecution of Viasna leader Ales Bialiatski.
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2011 22/09
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Valer Misnikau, Vitsebsk

The UN Human Rights Committee has registered the complaint submitted by Vitsebsk resident Valer Misnikau against alleged violations of his civil rights by the Belarusian authorities.
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2011 17/09
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Zhodzina town

Zhodzina human right defenders try to reinstate constitutional right to peaceful assembly of citizen’s freedom of expression and information in court. Continue reading »

2011 16/09
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Эўрапарлямэнт, Стразбур

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Belarus: arrest of Ales Bialatski, human rights defender

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European Parliament resolution of 15 September 2011 on Belarus: the arrest of human rights defender Ales Bialatski
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2011 13/09
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Tatsiana Kasynkina, the investigator, who is in charge of Ales Bialiatsky’s case, improved the system of mass formal replies. According to the words of several activists from Vitebsk to the publication “For Human Rights” the “Refusal to satisfy petition” now looks different way. This decree is sent to everyone who requested the release of Ales Bialiatsky under his personal guarantee. Continue reading »

2011 09/09
Алена Залеская, Віцебск

At the 101st session of the United Nations Human Rights Committee adopted a resolution regarding the appeal of Alena Zaleskaya to the committee. In this appeal Alena, the citizen of Belarus, claimed that the Belarusian authorities violated her rights under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights signed by Belarus.
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2011 09/09
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Uladzimir Tseliapun, MaМазыр

On 6 September Mazyr-based human rights defender Uladzimir Tseliapun received an answer from the Mazyr District Executive Committee to his repeated request to authorize a picket in support of Ales Bialiatski.
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2011 08/09
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Human Rights Center Viasna

Statement

Minsk, 8 September 2011

If there are political prisoners, a dialogue is impossible. There is a great risk of taking new political hostages by the authorities if the political system is not transformed.
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2011 06/09
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Vitebsk social and political activists, human rights defenders and journalists have responded to the call of the HRC “Viasna” – “Send a letter of support to Ales Bialiatsky”. Within several days, they wrote about thirty letters on postcards. Postcards were sent to the Minsk detention center number 1, in Valadarsky street. Continue reading »

2011 02/09
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Belarus – Widespread crackdown on human rights defenders, and break-in at the offices of Human Rights Center ‘Viasna’ Continue reading »

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2011 02/09
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Viktar Sazonau, Harodnya

On 2 September Viktar Sazonau, human rights defender from Harodnia, was summonsed to the police station in Haradnichanskaya Street. There he was informed that a report for violation of Article 22.9, “unlawful production and distribution of unregistered printed production”, had been drawn up on him.
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2011 02/09
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Mr Stéphane Hessel

Stéphane Hessel, Honorable President of the Committee of members of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), went through many challenges in his life. Being a participant of the French and English anti-Nazi Resistance, he was taken to Buchenwald where he was to have been executed by shooting, but managed to escape.
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2011 02/09
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Belarusian human rights activists can complain against the actions of Poland and Lithuania on the issue of bank accounts of Ales Bialiatsky. Continue reading »

2011 01/09
Алесь Бяляцкі, Менск

The arrested head of the Human Rights Centre “Viasna” Ales Bialiatsky tries to use time, which he is forced to spend behind the bars, more productive. Human rights activist reads a lot, studies English language, makes exercise and writes memoirs about the association of young writers “Tuteyshiya”, since he was one of its founders. Continue reading »

2011 01/09
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Not being able to obtain justice in Belarusian courts, Vitebsk residents are forced to seek help from international organizations. Thus, it became known that the UN Human Rights Committee accepted the complaint of one of the oldest members of the BNF Conservative Christian Party, its Vitebsk branch, – Yan Dzerzhavets. Continue reading »