"human rights defenders"

Viasna as Democracy Defender: Belarusian human rights watchdog wins OSCE award Human Rights Centre Viasna has received the 2020 Democracy Defender Award.

MEP explains why delegation refused to visit House of Representatives The European parliamentarians notified the authorities about their refusal 15 minutes before…

Russian court refuses to ban facial recognition system in Moscow A resident of the capital, activist Alena Popova demanded to ban face…

Extradition looming? Tajik opposition activist detained in Belarus Farkhod Odinayev, a citizen of Tajikistan, is in custody in Belarus, human…

Chechen human rights defender Oyub Titiyev walks free Oyub Titiyev, Head of Grozny office of the Russian NGO Memorial, has…

Victory or lull? Brest authorities suspend construction of hazardous plant Anatol Lis, Chairman of Brest Regional Executive Committee, has signed an…

Rahachou resident to stand trial over comment on Facebook A Rahachou court will start considering the case of local resident Syarhei…

Human rights defenders set to bring Belarus Interior Minister to book for homophobia The Council of Ministers has informed Valyantsin Stefanovich, a lawyer at…

Belarus journalists continue to face pressure – Human Rights Watch In 2018, civil society activists, lawyers, rights groups, and independent media continued…

Human rights activists want to draw Interior Minister to responsibility for homophobia The Human Rights Center Viasna and lawyer Valyantsin Stefanovich, sent letters…

Belarus as surveillance state. Right to privacy at risk – Amnesty International The legal framework governing secret surveillance allows the Belarusian authorities to…

Officials take 3-month-old baby from mother The Loyeu District Executive Committee took the boy to the Homiel children's home.

Remember Syrians’ plight: HRW calls on leaders not to attend World Cup opening in Russia World leaders should abstain from attending the opening ceremony of the…

Belarus human rights community: At least 110 people detained on Freedom Day On March 25, police officers detained at least 110 people, the…

Minsk: Election observer to spend 7 days in jail for ‘bad language’ On February 19 the trial of Artsyom Skarabahatau has been held.…