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UN Human Rights Council adopts critical resolution on Belarus and extends mandate of Special Rapporteur

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  Belarus, English, Raw News, Viasna Belarus Human Rights Center  /  Comments Off on UN Human Rights Council adopts critical resolution on Belarus and extends mandate of Special Rapporteur

MIL OSI – Source: Viasna Belarus Human Rights Center in English – Press Release/Statement Headline: UN Human Rights Council adopts critical resolution on Belarus and extends mandate of Special Rapporteur The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted today at its 35th session to approve the resolution of the situation of human rights in Belarus. […]

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KGB closes rioting case, ‘armed group’ charges in place

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  Belarus, English, Raw News, Viasna Belarus Human Rights Center  /  Comments Off on KGB closes rioting case, ‘armed group’ charges in place

MIL OSI – Source: Viasna Belarus Human Rights Center in English – Press Release/Statement Headline: KGB closes rioting case, ‘armed group’ charges in place Investigative Committee building in Minsk. Photo: minsknews.by Minsk, 16 June. The Investigative Committee of Belarus has taken over the criminal case of alleged creation of an illegal armed group, which was […]

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UN expert urges continued scrutiny as Belarus enters new cycle of repression

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  Belarus, English, Raw News, Viasna Belarus Human Rights Center  /  Comments Off on UN expert urges continued scrutiny as Belarus enters new cycle of repression

MIL OSI – Source: Viasna Belarus Human Rights Center in English – Press Release/Statement Headline: UN expert urges continued scrutiny as Belarus enters new cycle of repression Miklós Haraszti, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus GENEVA (14 June 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur Miklós Haraszti today described the […]

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Russia: Mass arrests tighten authorities’ stranglehold on freedom of expression

By   /  June 13, 2017  /  Belarus, English, Raw News, Viasna Belarus Human Rights Center  /  Comments Off on Russia: Mass arrests tighten authorities’ stranglehold on freedom of expression

MIL OSI – Source: Viasna Belarus Human Rights Center in English – Press Release/Statement Headline: Russia: Mass arrests tighten authorities’ stranglehold on freedom of expression Photo: RIA Novosti / Ilya Pitalev A crackdown on peaceful protests across Russia in which hundreds of people were arrested and numerous others beaten by police demonstrates the authorities’ utter […]

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UN Member and Observer States should call on Bahraini authorities to free human rights defender Nabeel Rajab

By   /  June 13, 2017  /  Belarus, English, Raw News, Viasna Belarus Human Rights Center  /  Comments Off on UN Member and Observer States should call on Bahraini authorities to free human rights defender Nabeel Rajab

MIL OSI – Source: Viasna Belarus Human Rights Center in English – Press Release/Statement Headline: UN Member and Observer States should call on Bahraini authorities to free human rights defender Nabeel Rajab We, the undersigned, express our deep concern over the continued detention of prominent Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, on the first anniversary […]

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FIDH: UN must demonstrate its capacity to react

By   /  June 10, 2017  /  Belarus, English, Raw News, Viasna Belarus Human Rights Center  /  Comments Off on FIDH: UN must demonstrate its capacity to react

MIL OSI – Source: Viasna Belarus Human Rights Center in English – Press Release/Statement Headline: FIDH: UN must demonstrate its capacity to react Facing criticism once again, the Human Rights Council must demonstrate its relevance at its June session which opened yesterday. Belarus, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, among others… FIDH and its […]

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Teaching repression a lesson: support Belarusian students to get back into university

By   /  June 10, 2017  /  Belarus, English, Raw News, Viasna Belarus Human Rights Center  /  Comments Off on Teaching repression a lesson: support Belarusian students to get back into university

MIL OSI – Source: Viasna Belarus Human Rights Center in English – Press Release/Statement Headline: Teaching repression a lesson: support Belarusian students to get back into university “Being active in politics or civil society as a student is not self-evident in Belarus. The country has a long and sad history of expelling students from university […]

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KGB drops charges against Young Front activists

By   /  June 10, 2017  /  Belarus, English, Raw News, Viasna Belarus Human Rights Center  /  Comments Off on KGB drops charges against Young Front activists

MIL OSI – Source: Viasna Belarus Human Rights Center in English – Press Release/Statement Headline: KGB drops charges against Young Front activists Three out of six Young Front activists earlier accused of preparing riots during the March 25 demonstration in Minsk have been freed from criminal charges. Zmitser Dashkevich, Siarhei Palcheuski and Raman Vasiliyeu have […]

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UN High Commissioner slams Belarus over refusal to cooperate with human rights mechanisms

By   /  June 8, 2017  /  Belarus, English, Raw News, Viasna Belarus Human Rights Center  /  Comments Off on UN High Commissioner slams Belarus over refusal to cooperate with human rights mechanisms

MIL OSI – Source: Viasna Belarus Human Rights Center in English – Press Release/Statement Headline: UN High Commissioner slams Belarus over refusal to cooperate with human rights mechanisms UN Human Rights Council meeting hall in Geneva. Photo: un.org Governments around the world should not refuse to cooperate with UN human rights mechanisms, UN High Commissioner […]

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HRDs call for immediate release of all persons arrested in ‘rioting and armed group case’ after reports of torture in KGB prison

By   /  June 7, 2017  /  Belarus, English, Raw News, Viasna Belarus Human Rights Center  /  Comments Off on HRDs call for immediate release of all persons arrested in ‘rioting and armed group case’ after reports of torture in KGB prison

MIL OSI – Source: Viasna Belarus Human Rights Center in English – Press Release/Statement Headline: HRDs call for immediate release of all persons arrested in ‘rioting and armed group case’ after reports of torture in KGB prison KGB building in Minsk. Photo: fotex.biz Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights organizations Minsk, 7 June 2017 […]

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