2014 30/06

Ales Bialatski met his friends and colleagues, human rights defenders and lawyers from abroad and from various regional departments of Human Rights Center “Viasna” in Belarus. Continue reading »

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2014 30/06

On June 27, the Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House hosted a press conference of Ales Bialiatski, a former political prisoner, Head of the Human Rights Centre Viasna, Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and one of the Belarusian HRH founders. Ales Bialiatski thanked those present for the attention, but repeatedly reminded about the rest of Belarusian political prisoners.
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2014 26/06

It has been over two years since the entry in force of the Law “On the Legal Profession and Activities of Lawyers in the Republic of Belarus” and other regulations adopted pursuant to it. Despite the fact that this law is sufficiently “fresh”, the need for changes in the Belarusian legislation on lawyers has been prompted by both national and foreign experts. Continue reading »

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2014 26/06

A periodic report of Belarus on the human rights situation in the country was to be presented to the UN Human Rights Committee on November 7, 2001, but was eventually submitted with a 10-year delay on December 15, 2011. The country’s latest periodic report was considered back in 1997, therefore, the report highlights issues of compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in Belarus for the period from November 1997 to March 2015. The report has been prepared and submitted in accordance with Article 40 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
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2014 26/06

GENEVA (24 June 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, welcomed the release from prison of human rights defender Ales Bialiatski, but called for the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners and their full rehabilitation. Continue reading »

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2014 25/06

The UN Human Rights Committee has registered a complaint by a resident of the village of Buyany, Vitsebsk region, Leanid Zdrestau. Continue reading »

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2014 24/06

Belarusian-speaking citizens of Salihorsk supported the initiative of human rights defender Harry Pahaniajla regarding the discrimination of the Belarusian language and appealed to the Constitutional court.
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2014 23/06

“It is OK to be in prison for the sake of a democratic, independent Belarus,” said Ales Bialiatski during a press conference held today in the Minsk office of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”. He then crossed out his name on a T-shirt bearing the names of the remaining seven political prisoners. Continue reading »

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2014 21/06

A well-known human rights activist Ales Bialiatski has been released. He told his wife Natalya Pinchuk about that over the phone. She reported about that to charter97.org website.
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2014 20/06

The UN Human Rights Committee admitted to consideration a complaint by Viktar Sazonau, a human rights defender from Hrodna, Radio Racyja reports.
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2014 19/06

Belarusian media law requires mandatory state accreditation for foreign and national journalists and recognizes only those journalists working for state-registered media organizations.
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2014 19/06

Uladzimir Shyla, an opposition activist from the town of Salihorsk, has submitted a complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee to appeal against a ban on a Human Rights Day imposed by the executive officials back in December 2013.
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2014 17/06

Anatol Paplauny, a human rights activist from Homel, asks prosecutor Siarhei Zaitsau Gomel to inspect a local building center named “OMA”, where his complaint in the Belarusian language received a written answer in Russian. The store manager Natallia Urubleuskaya argues that “business correspondence and legal documents should be sent to the population in Russian”. Continue reading »

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2014 17/06

The Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the well-known lawyer and human rights defender Hary Pahaniayla sent a petition to the Constitutional Court to highlight the flaws of language-related legislation, which result in the discrimination of one of the official languages, Belarusian.
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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 09/06

In Zhodzina it became necessary to make agreements with the police, medical and community services after the representative of the executive committee recognized her own order to applicants to make such agreements to be groundless. Continue reading »

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2014 09/06

“Pact” unites Belarusian citizens on whose complaints the UN Human Rights Committee made or is going to make a decision.
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2014 08/06

Hrystaphor Zhaliapau (in the photo), the coordinator of the Movement for Freedom in Viciebsk region, sent the head of the executive committee Viktar Nikalaikin a letter. Continue reading »

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2014 06/06

At this time, a group of Belarusian human rights activists is in Sweden. They visited the police station and met with the press secretary and the representatives of the Dialogue Police, which is consistently working with public, including public events in the capital. Continue reading »

2014 05/06

Several dozen residents of the regional center have signed a collective letter to the Council of Ministers in which they ask officials to change the decision 881 of 10.07.2009 of Vitebsk Executive Committee, which regulates the rules of applications to authorities when applying for a street protest. Continue reading »

2014 02/06

Baranavichy district court refused to return Ukrainian flag to Uladzimir Hundar. This comes from the letter signed by the deputy chairman of the court Vasil Petryva, which the public activist received by mail.
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2014 01/06

Biaroza human rights activist Tamara Shchapiotkina and Siarhey Rusetsky and public activist Tatsiana Tarasevich sent a cassation appeal to Brest Regional Court, in which they asked to cancel Beroza district court’s decision and submit a complaint to Biaroza district court to another judge. Continue reading »