• Joint Statement from Belarus human rights defenders’ community on the death in prison of artist Aleś Puškin

    The right to life is a right that should not be interpreted narrowly. It concerns the entitlement of individuals to be free from acts and omissions that are intended or may be expected to cause their unnatural or premature death, as well as to enjoy a life with dignity. //
  • We made a statement at an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Belarus during the 53rd session of the Human Rights Council

    We stressed that the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus is an important mechanism for assessing the overall human rights situation, responding to systemic human rights violations and maintaining international attention on the country, and called on the Human Rights Council to extend the mandate for another year. //
  • Demand adherence to Belarus' international obligations on sexual and reproductive rights: a joint statement by human rights organisations

    We state that the initiative of the Prosecutor General's Office is an unjustified interference of the state in the personal life of citizens. It contradicts the international obligations of the Republic of Belarus in the sphere of human rights, including sexual and reproductive rights, as well as poses a threat to various vulnerable groups (including, but not limited to the LGBTQ community, teenagers, women). //
  • Spoke today at the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers during the 53rd session of the Human Rights Council

    In an online appeal prepared jointly with Belarusian Association of Human Rights Lawyers, we described the repressive campaign that the Belarusian government is waging against lawyers who defend human rights. //
  • International human rights defenders: Belarus must stop ill-treatment of Maria Kalesnikava

    Belarusian authorities should immediately end the ill-treatment of Maria Kalesnikava and all the other political prisoners, 24 international and Belarusian rights groups said today. Kalesnikava is being held in solitary confinement and is not receiving adequate medical care despite serious health problems. She is being denied essential foods and medicines. Since mid-February, Kalesnikava has been denied any communication with her family, including calls, letters, or visits. Her lawyer has had no access to Kalesnikava since February 7, despite repeated attempts to contact her. //
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