Search Results

Sort by
News
To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council:  Excellency,  We, the undersigned associations and human rights organisations call on the Human Rights Council to create a new mechanism assisting the process of…
Demonstrators carry a huge historical flag of Belarus as thousands gather for a protest at the Independence square in Minsk, Belarus, Aug. 23, 2020.
News

Interactive Dialogue on Human Rights Situation in Belarus

(Geneva) – The High Commissioner’s report on the situation in Belarus compellingly describes the widespread, brutal, and violent crackdown on peaceful protesters and their supporters in the context of the recent presidential vote. It also details the…
Young demonstrators during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, 6 December 2020.
,
Belarus protest Oct 25
News

Countrywide Raids Target Top Rights Groups, Activists, Journalists

Click to expand Image Police in Minsk carry documents and computers out…
Police in Minsk carry documents and computers out of the office of the Belarusian Association of Journalists on February 16, 2021, as Andrei Bastunets, the head of the organization, looks on.
News

Arrests, Torture of Peaceful Protesters Follow Disputed Election

Click to expand Image Demonstrators carry a huge historical flag of…
Demonstrators carry a huge historical flag of Belarus as thousands gather for a protest at the Independence square in Minsk, Belarus, Aug. 23, 2020.
News

Raman Bandarenka Beaten to Death by Unidentified Assailants

Raman Bandarenka died yesterday as a result of a vicious beating by a group of unidentified assailants in the capital of Belarus. Today, thousands of peaceful protestors across the country demanded justice for his murder…
Portrait of Raman Bandarenka
News

As the crackdown continues in Belarus, protesters have responded with humour - but UN action, or sanctions, could really help.

Click to expand Image Riot police stand guard during demonstrations…
Riot police stand guard during demonstrations against police violence in Minsk, Belarus, September 6, 2020. 
,
Belarus woman
News

Detainees Report Beatings, Inhuman Treatment, and Threats of Sexual Abuse

Click to expand Image Police officers detain Nina Bahinskaya, 73, during…
Police officers detain Nina Bahinskaya, 73, during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, September 19, 2020.
News

International Scrutiny Is the Way to Get it

Click to expand Image © It is unusual for…
Belarusian security forces dragging protester
News

What Detained Protesters Endured at the Hand of Police

When protests flared up across Belarus over the hotly contested August 9 presidential elections, Ales N. joined one of the first demonstrations in the streets of Minsk, but on August 11, the 30-year-old IT worker had no such plans. He was tired and had a…
Riot police stand guard during demonstrations against police violence in Minsk, Belarus, September 6, 2020.