Open Letter to the President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenka

Dear Mr. Pres­id­ent We, 48 under­signed organ­iz­a­tions from 24 coun­tries, strongly con­demn the con­tinu­ing wave of deten­tions and har­ass­ment of peace­ful pro­test­ers, journ­al­ists, human rights defend­ers, civil soci­ety act­iv­ists, anarch­ists and oppos­i­tion party mem­bers in Belarus. Most of the deten­tions and har­ass­ment are linked to par­ti­cip­a­tion in peace­ful protests demand­ing Read more…

Freedom for Ales Bialiatski

Ales Biali­at­ski is the Chair of Belarus­i­an Human Rights Cen­ter Viasna and the Vice-Pres­id­ent of the Inter­na­tion­al Fed­er­a­tion for Human Rights. He was detained with­in the frame­work of a crim­in­al case invest­ig­ated under Art­icle 243. 2 of the Belarus­i­an Crim­in­al Code (“con­ceal­ment of profits on an espe­cially large scale”). This Read more…

Final Declaration of the Campaign ‘Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections’ in Belarus

No con­firm­a­tion of offi­cial elec­tion res­ult pos­sible by inde­pend­ent elec­tion mon­it­or­ing. Final Declar­a­tion of the Cam­paign “Human Rights Defend­ers for Free Elec­tions” in Belarus Slight improve­ment of gen­er­al con­di­tions ascer­tained On Sunday, 28th Septem­ber 2008, the par­lia­ment­ary elec­tions took place in Belarus. The ini­ti­at­ive “Human Rights Defend­ers for Free Elec­tions” Read more…