• HRDs call to release journalists held on criminal charges

    We note that the persecution of journalists by the Belarusian authorities is connected with their exclusively peaceful exercise of the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution and international human rights norms, namely freedom of expression, freedom of speech and freedom of information. //
  • Human rights coalition adds 8 new names to list of political prisoners

    Immediately release all political prisoners, as well as all individuals detained in connection with the exercise of freedom of peaceful assembly in the post-election period, and end political repression against the country's citizens. //
  • Immediately release arrested students and professor!

    We, representatives of the Belarusian human rights community, reaffirming our position expressed in the joint statement of November 18, 2020 on the arrest of members of the Belarusian Students’ Union, note that their persecution by the Belarusian authorities is associated with the peaceful exercise of freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution and international human rights standards in the field of freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly. //
  • Human rights defenders call to release arrested student activists

    BSA is one of the oldest and most famous organizations of Belarusian youth. The association emerged as an anti-communist youth organization in the late 1980s, united democratic youth on the grounds of resistance to authoritarian regime during Lukashenko's dictatorship consolidation, for which it was deprived of legal registration in the early 2000s. However, the organization has withstood many repressions and has retained the ability to attract Belarusian youth, for whom the values ​​of freedom, democracy and human rights are important. //

    We drew the attention of the Special Rapporteur to the fact that this situation greatly affects the inhabitants of Novaya Borovaya, who are active citizens engaged in political life, resulting in violation of their right to an adequate standard of living and the highest attainable standard of physical health. //
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