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25.09.2013
Ales Bialiatski, the imprisoned leader of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" and vice-president of the International Federation for Human Rights, will celebrate his 51st birthday on September 25.
24.09.2013
The universality of human rights has to be protected in order to provide for genuine security, speakers said at the opening of the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw on 23 September.
20.09.2013
The 2013 Sakharov Prize nominees, presented at a joint meeting of the Foreign Affairs and Development committees and the Human Rights Subcommittee on Monday, are: Malala Yousafzai (Pakistan), Edward Snowden (USA), Reeyot Alemu and Eskinder Nega (Ethiopia), Ales Bialatski, Eduard Lobau an
20.09.2013
About 80 Russian NGOs are found to be “foreign agents” as the result of inspections conducted by the authorities of the country. Here is a summary of administrative cases against and official warnings to organisations that are found to be breaking the “foreign agents” law
12.09.2013
Appeal to human rights defenders and independent public actors of Russia, USA, Europe and other countries on the situation in Syria.
03.09.2013
Index on censorship has called upon the G20 countries to put free speech on the agenda when they meet in Saint Petersburg, Russia for a summit on 5-6 September.
15.08.2013
A theatre playwright and a former worker from the Minsk Automobile Plant were found guilty of using offensive language online in Belarus.
13.08.2013
Crude Accountability’s new film, “Five Kilometers of Indifference,” describes the many years of struggle of the residents of the village of Berezovka, in western Kazakhstan, to achieve relocation away from one of the world’s largest oil and gas condensate fields, Karachaganak.
05.08.2013
Thousands of people around the world joined the International Day of Solidarity with Civil Society of Belarus. Human rights defenders, civil activists, politicians, artists and ordinary citizens from 15 countries of the world took part in actions of solidarity on 4 August.
18.07.2013
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) is organising a demonstration to “welcome” Belarus Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makey in Brussels on 22 July.
17.07.2013
The feminist punk collective has released a new song and video ahead of an appeal hearing for jailed member Maria Alyokhina on 24 July.
15.07.2013
Despite having established that the attack was ordered, police did not identify the mastermind behind it and the authorities failed to recognise that this was not an ordinary crime, but a crime against free expression.
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