Repression in Belarus

In Belarus – on of the EU’s new neigh­bors in East­ern Europe – human rights are heav­ily viol­ated. Pres­id­ent Alex­an­der Lukashen­ka, in 1994 elec­ted accord­ing to a demo­crat­ic con­sti­tu­tion, has changed the coun­try with a ‘coup d’état’ in Novem­ber 1996. After­wards he changed the coun­try into a neo-soviet author­it­ari­an state: Read more…

Belarus attempts neutrality

A report from the 14th Minsk For­um Novem­ber 2016. Belarus has offered to act as inter­me­di­ary in the tense rela­tion­ship between Rus­sia and the EU. This reveals a desire on Belarus’ part to put great­er dis­tance between itself and Rus­sia, with which it has extremely close polit­ic­al, eco­nom­ic and, above Read more…

Report on the demonstration in Minsk in the evening of the Belarusian presidential elections, December 19, 2010

Peter Lie­seg­ang, Mem­ber of the Asso­ci­ation ‘Human Rights in Belarus’ atten­ded the demon­stra­tion of Belarus­i­an cit­izens on pub­lic squares in Minsk in the even­ing of Decem­ber 19, 2010 – the day of the Pres­id­en­tial Elec­tions in 2010. He sums up his obser­va­tions as an eye-wit­­ness. If any­thing at all, the Read more…

Report on the Second Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

By Stefanie Schif­fer. From the 18th to 19th Novem­ber more than 200 rep­res­ent­at­ives of civil soci­ety organ­isa­tions based in the coun­tries of the European Uni­on and the East­ern Part­ner­ship (Ukraine, Belarus, Mol­dova, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Geor­gia) met in Ber­lin for the second “East­ern Part­ner­ship Civil Soci­ety For­um”. The aim of the Read more…