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International Appeals to Belarus Authorities to Stop Repressions

28.03.2017 Source: Press service of BAJ

Reporters without Borders: Dozens of journalists arrested during protests in Belarus

European Federation of Journalists: Three more journalists detained in Belarus

The Norwegian Union of Journalists: Stop the harassment of journalists in Belarus!

* Reporters without Borders: Open letter to the President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenka

* Committee to Protect Journalists: CPJ joins call for Belarus president to stop harassment of journalists, protesters

* This is a joint statement of 48 organizations: Albanian Helsinki Committee / Analytical Center for Interethnic Cooperation and Consultations (Georgia) / Article 19 (UK)/ Association UMDPL (Ukraine) / Bir Duino (Kyrgyzstan) / Bulgarian Helsinki Committee / Center for Civil Liberties (Ukraine) / Center for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights (Russia) / Charity foundation "East-SOS" (Ukraine) / Civic Belarus (Czech Republic) / CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Johannesburg / Committee to Protect Journalists (USA) / Crude Accountability (USA) / FIDH, Paris / Freedom Files (Russia/Poland) / German-Russian Exchange (Germany) / Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia / Helsinki Committee of Armenia / Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (Poland) / Human Rights Center "Postup" (Ukraine) / Human Rights Center (Azerbaijan) / Human Rights Information Center (Ukraine) / Human Rights Monitoring Institute (Lithuania) / Humanrights.ch (Switzerland) / Index of Censorship (UK) / Institute Respublica (Ukraine) / International Partnership for Human Rights (Belgium) / IRFS (Azerbaijan) / JEF Europe: Young European Federalists, Brussels / Kazakhstan Interantional Bureau for Human Rights and the Rule of Law / Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine) / KRF Public Alternative (Ukraine) / Libereco - Partnership for Human Rights (Switzerland/Germany) / Macedonian Helsinki Committee Memorial International, Moscow / Menschenrechte in Belarus e.V. (Germany) / Moscow Helsinki Group (Russia) / NESEHNUTI - Independent Social Ecological Movement (Czech Republic) / Norwegian Helsinki Committee / Ostgruppen – Swedish Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights / Promo LEX (Moldova) / Protection of Rights without Borders NGO (Armenia) / Public Verdict Foundation Russia) / Reporters Without Borders International, Paris / The Netherlands Helsinki Committee / The Swiss Helsinki Committee / Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union / World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), Geneva

Civil Rights Defenders: News Update: Repression Returning to Belarus

Free Press Unlimited: Journalists detained and harassed in Belarus

OSCE/ODIHR Director Link condemns undue restrictions on demonstrations and unnecessary use of force against peaceful protesters in Belarus

PACE Rapporteur: Call for immediate release of detained Belarusian activists

Index on Censorship: Belarus must immediately free and drop all charges against protesters

Civic Solidarity Platform: Belarus: Civic solidarity movement condemns mass detentions and police violence against peaceful demonstrators, calls for a strong reaction by the international community

* Article 19: Belarus: Mass detentions and police violence against peaceful demonstrators warrant strong reaction by international community

European Federation of Journalists: Mass detentions of journalists in Belarus

Reporters without Borders: Around 50 journalists arrested in Belarus in space of two days

Special Rapporteur on human rights in Belarus, Miklós Haraszti

Belarus: UN expert decries Government’s return to mass violence against peaceful protestors

International Press Institute: Belarus police raid TV station following protest coverage

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