Call to end violence in Belarus – start a political dialogue under the auspices of the OSCE

The presidential elections on August 9, 2020, took place under massive political pressure and contrary to Belarusian laws and international commitments. The ongoing state violence and detention of protesters against election rigging violates the Charter of Paris and the values ​​of democracy and Human rights in Europe. They are shaking Read more…

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…

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…