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The UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons has received information on violence and abuse against elderly political prisoners

21.03.2023

BHC provided information to the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, which is a partial answer to its request to prepare a thematic Human Rights Council in 2023 on violence, abuse and neglect of older persons.

In the report we revealed that at least 40 elderly people are now imprisoned for political reasons, 5 of whom are over the age of 70.

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The report on accountability for violations of the rights to freedom of association and peaceful assembly has been sent to the UN Special Procedures

20.02.2023

The Belarusian Helsinki Committee in cooperation with HRC Viasna, Legal Initiative, International Committee for the Investigation of Torture, and Lawtrend prepared a report on the penalization of severe violations of the rights to freedom of association and peaceful assembly. The report was sent as part of an appeal for the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

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We appealed to the UN special procedures in connection with the ongoing repression of independent trade unions in Belarus

11.01.2023

The Belarusian Helsinki Committee addressed the Special Rapporteurs on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association, on the situation of human rights defenders and on the situation of human rights in Belarus with information about repression by the Belarusian authorities against independent trade unions in violation of the right to freedom of association. 

In the report, we drew attention to the fact that at the moment there are more than 40 trade union activists and leaders imprisoned for political reasons.

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We sent a message to the UN Special Procedures on the practice of recognizing civil society organizations as extremist formations

18.12.2022

The Belarusian Helsinki Committee, Human Constanta, Lawtrend and the Belarusian Association of Journalists addressed the special rapporteurs on freedom of expression, rapporteurs on freedom of peaceful assembly and association, and on the human rights situation in Belarus to describe the practice in using anti-extremism legislation to harass representatives of civil society organizations by the authorities.

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Appealed to the UN Special Procedures in connection with the closure of the Red Church

13.12.2022

The Belarusian Helsinki Committee sent a communication to the UN Special Rapporteurs on freedom of religion or belief, on the situation of human rights in Belarus and on minority issues with information about human rights violations, in particular, the right of Catholics to manifest their religion, and the right to cultural life and the right to health of general public, in connection with the closure of the Red Church.

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APPLICATION TO THE UN SPECIAL PROCEDURES REGARDING THE ADOPTION OF A BILL THAT ALLOWS THE POSSIBILITY OF APPLYING THE DEATH PENALTY FOR TREASON TO THE STATE

12.12.2022

The BHC sent information to the Special Rapporteur on the situation with human rights in Belarus on the adoption by the House of Representatives in the first reading of the draft Law “On Amending Codes on Criminal Liability”. The draft law proposes to amend the sanction of part 2 of Article 356 of the Criminal Code, providing for the possibility of imposing the death penalty for treason against the state committed by an official holding a public position or a person covered by the status of a military man.

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Submission to the UN Special Procedures in connection with human rights violations against the defendants in the Autukhovich case

3.08.2022

The Belarusian Helsinki Committee has made a submission to the UN Special Rapporteurs on torture, on the right to health, on the independence of judges and lawyers and on the human rights situation in Belarus with information about gross human rights violations against the accused in

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Submission to the UN Special Procedures in connection with the ongoing practice of recording and publishing penitential videos with the participation of teenagers

1.08.2022

The Belarusian Helsinki Committee has sent information to the UN Special Rapporteurs on torture, on freedom of expression and opinion, on the right to health, on the right to privacy and on the human rights situation in Belarus a

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Danilevich, Mochalov, Lazarenko, Braginets. We informed the Special Rapporteurs about numerous cases of prosecution of lawyers in Belarus.

21.06.2022

The Belarusian Helsinki Committee informed the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus about numerous cases of prosecution of lawyers in Belarus.

In particular, the UN special procedures were informed about the detention of Alexander Danilevich, who was arrested on May 20 and is still in detention.

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COMMUNICATION WITH UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEURS IN DEFENSE OF BELARUSSIAN LAWYERS - 2022/2021

20.06.2022

The Belarusian Helsinki Committee is constantly communicating with the relevant UN Special Rapporteurs for the protection of Belarusian lawyers. On this page, we collect all information about the work done by human rights defenders in this regard.

 

20 June, 2022

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