9 political prisoners in Belarus are in critical situation and freedom for 32 activists is restricted, a new report by the Intarnational Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organisation in Belarus, Human Rights Centre Viasna, reveals.
Following launches in Minsk and Brussels, join Index on Censorship for the UK launch of our important new policy paper ‘Belarus: Time For Media Reform’.
Join Index at a presentation of a new policy paper on media freedom in Belarus on 19 February, 2014, 15.00 at the Office for Democratic Belarus, Rue de la Loi 42, Brussels.
In a new policy paper, launched in Minsk on 6 February 2014, Index calls for the much-needed reforms of the media field in Belarus.
The political prisoner can be “pardoned” if “it is proved the damage he caused with the tax fraud has been repaid.”
The book by the political prisoner could "damage the image" of the country according to authorities.
The whole system that should ensure a functioning public opinion in Belarus is perverted.
The status quo between the European Union and Belarus remains in place. The EU Council prolonged its present sanctions against Belarusian officials last week.
Keeping tight control over every sphere of social life is the general policy of the Belarusian authorities. This is true not only about politics, economy or media; arts and culture face censorship as well.
Music: to “black lists” and back
From 5 to 10 October, the Human Rights Center Viasna will hold Week Against the Death Penalty, full of events and information on the painful issues raised by human rights activists in the Belarusian society.