Despite recent modest improvements to media freedom in Belarus, journalists fear renewed repression is likely.
A theatre playwright and a former worker from the Minsk Automobile Plant were found guilty of using offensive language online in Belarus.
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.
NGOs from different countries of the world announced the International Day of Solidarity with Civil Society of Belarus. It will be held on 4 August, on the second anniversary of the arrest of a well-known Belarusian human rights defender Ales Bialiatski.
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) is organising a demonstration to “welcome” Belarus Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makey in Brussels on 22 July.
The International Observation Mission of the Committee on International Control over the Human Rights Situation in Belarus accepts applications for the post of the Representative on Human Rights Defenders.
Lukashenko’s government is open for dialogue with Europe. But it will expect something in return.
A resolution that was adopted on 13 June in Geneva extends the mandate of Miklos Haraszti, a Special Rapporteur on human rights situation in Belarus, for one more year.
Belarus’s dictator Alexander Lukashenko will be able to count on some “like-minded” friends when it comes to a vote on his human rights record at the UN this week.
Statement by Yuri Dzhibladze at the 23rd session of the UN Human Rights Council during interactive dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Belarus.