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(Moscow) – A well-known Tajik athlete faces possible torture or ill-treatment if he is forcibly returned from Belarus to Tajikistan, the Association for Central Asian Migrants, Human Rights Watch, and Norwegian Helsinki Committee said today. Belarus…
Parviz Tursunov
(Minsk) – Police in Belarus arrested and beat an opposition activist Ales Lahvinets, causing him to be hospitalized for three days with multiple injuries, before a court sentenced him on March 27, 2017, to 10 days’ detention on fabricated hooliganism…
Ales Lahvinets holding his son in the court room before his hearing on March 27, 2017.
Update September 15, 2016
 On September 14, the Belarusian prosecutor’s office denied the Turkmen government’s request to extradite Chary Annamuradov, the former dissident and journalist from Turkmenistan. Belarusian authorities released him…
UPR Submission on Belarus
 August 2014
 The human rights situation in Belarus has deteriorated drastically and was marked by flawed presidential elections in 2010 and an ensuing crackdown on peaceful…
(Berlin) – Belarusian authorities on June 21, 2014, freed Ales Bialiatski, one of the country’s leading human rights defenders. Bialiatski had spent almost three years in prison on politically motivated tax evasion charges. “Every day Ales Bialiatski…
(Brussels) – The European Union should ensure that human rights are at the core of its relationships with the countries involved in the Eastern Partnership. On November 28 and 29, 2013, the EU will convene a summit of its eastern neighbors in Vilnius, at…