Maria Kolesnikova: No regrets for Belarus activist jailed for coup plot

Ms Kolesnikova called the case against her "absurd", arguing that her goal of bringing "positive change" to Belarus had simply proved too popular for the authorities to tolerate. Maria Kolesnikova: No regrets for Belarus activist jailed for coup plot   A year ago, Belarusian security forces tried to get rid of Maria Kolesnikova. But the opposition activist refused to leave the country, ripping up her passport at the border and

SOLIDARITY RALLY WITH BELARUS

Around a hundred people gathered at the historic Römerberg Square in Frankfurt-am-Main to demand an end to the "last dictatorship in Europe" and the release of all political prisoners in Belarus. Thanks to the ISHR, many German parliamentarians, academics and members of civil society came together to stand up for the Belarusian people. Photo: Valentin Popa. For democracy and freedom in Belarus Together with representatives of Belarusian civil society, politicians

Resolution for Belarus

We see the numerous shocking events in Belarus as an opportunity to rally together and demand an immediate end to all persecution, repression and torture of all opposition and civil society actors. Solidarity with the Belarusian democracy movement – rally on September 18, 2021 Since the rigged presidential elections in Belarus in August 2020, the repression against the democracy movement has assumed unimaginable proportions. More than 10.000 people have been

The ISHR rally on 18 September 2021

The Belarusian democracy movement has been subjected to massive repression since the rigged presidential elections of 9 August 2020. Peaceful protesters have been brutally arrested, representatives of the opposition have been imprisoned and tortured, even media and NGOs' workers have been persecuted. The ISHR invites everyone to support the Belarusian democracy movement at a rally to be held on 18 September 2021 at Römer (Frankfurt-am-Main). Solidarity with the Belarusian democratic

The legal situation in Belarus and ways out of the “legal default”

In the center of Europe, people are tortured and killed for their opinions, and this is no joke. On Thursday, April 29, 2020, a German-Belarusian virtual “round table” was held on the legal situation in Belarus. The reason for the gathering of experts was the “legal default” in the country, a situation when a regime openly ignores the laws to practice repression. The German Society for East European Studies, which

ISHR’s (Belarus) Young Human Rights Defender School Marks the 1st Anniversary

ISHR's (Belarus) Young Human Rights Defender School Marks the 1st Anniversary ISHR's (Belarus) Young Human Rights Defender School Marks the 1st Anniversary The Young Human Rights Defender School was opened in Brest by the decree of the Board of the ISHR (Belarus) dated January 25, 2020. A year later, the experiment can be called successful. Author of textbooks on human rights, Professor Ivan Kotlyar took the scientific leadership of the

Round table on media freedom in Belarus: the situation is critical, the pressure on the media is only growing

On January 22, a virtual “round table” was held with the participation of editors-in-chief of leading media outlets and leaders of journalistic organizations in Belarus. The topic of discussion was the situation with the deterioration of conditions for the media On January 22, a virtual “round table” was held with the participation of editors-in-chief of leading media outlets and leaders of journalistic organizations in Belarus. The topic of discussion was

Pyotr Kolpakov, veteran of the Great Patriotic War from Belarus, participant in the ISHR project “Tell me about the War,” dies at the age of 97

Pyotr Kolpakov, veteran of the Great Patriotic War from Belarus, participant in the ISHR project “Tell me about the War,” dies at the age of 97 Participants of the ISHR project “Tell me about the War” grieve over the death of a veteran, winner of the Stalingrad and Kursk battles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MD3ZsNyPKY On January 3, 2021, Pyotr Kolpakov, a veteran of the Great Patriotic War from Belarus, a participant in the

UN round table on political prisoners in Belarus: little strokes fell great oaks

On December 2, a virtual “round table” was held with the participation of leaders of civil society organizations in Belarus, organized by the EU delegation to the UN. The topic of discussion was the situation with political prisoners in the country.   UN round table on political prisoners in Belarus: little strokes fell great oaks “This is unacceptable,” UN experts, ambassadors, and leaders of civil society organizations in Belarus exchanged views

Appeals for help from Belarus. You too can do something that easy!

There is a danger that the Belarusian topic will finally go off the radar since the West has its own current news: elections in the USA, the coronavirus, local protests in Poland, and others. Plus, foreign journalists from Belarus were expelled and deprived of their accreditations. Who will write from the scene? Appeals for help from Belarus. You too can do something that easy! There is a danger that the