RHRPA “Belarusian Helsinki Committee”

NEWS

  • Human rights defenders call to drop criminal charges against BelaPAN director

    One of the levers of pressure on the independent media is economic discrimination against them. It is manifested, in particular, by an effective prohibition of foreign investments in the media, on the one hand, and by the annual government funding of public media in the amount of EUR 50 mln., on the other //
  • Human rights activists urge President to pardon political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny

    The open letter stresses that Mikhail Zhamchuzhny is exposed to “additional suffering, besides that caused by the very fact of his imprisonment” and urges the head of State to release the prisoner “on the basis of principles of humanism and justice.” //
  • Repeal of Article 193.1 is half measure, say HRDs

    We urge the Parliament to take the following steps when considering the draft bill: remove Article 193.1 from the Criminal Code; vote against the introduction of administrative responsibility through a supplement to the Administrative Code; start a public discussion with all stakeholders of further changes in legislation regulating the establishment and activities of civil society organizations. //