Mobilising for Justice in Belarus
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PACE adopted an urgent resolution on the creation of a permanent mechanism on human rights and migration crises in Belarus.
Council of Europe
Jailed Belarusian opposition leader and activist Maryia Kalesnikava awarded the ninth Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize which honours outstanding civil society action in the defence of human rights.
freedom of association
freedom of expression
freedom of assembly
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet says that she continues to be alarmed by “persistent allegations” of “widespread and systematic torture” of protesters in Belarus, deeply concerned over restrictions on civic space & fundamental freedoms.
23 international and Belarusian human rights organisations, including FIDH, launched the campaign #FreeViasna to demand the release of seven detained Viasna members.
EU Special Representative for Human Rights Eamon Gilmore called on behalf of the European Union for the unconditional releases of imprisoned members of Viasna HRC.