The European Union and the Republic of Belarus held the 6th round of the bilateral Human Rights Dialogue on 18 June 2019 in Brussels.
A document that was allegedly sent to Svetlahorsk district collective farms and enterprises has been brought to Belsat TV attention.
Alexander Lukashenka signed Edict on security measures during the European Games in Minsk (June 17 to July 2.). The document allows hotel guards to carry out body searches of tourists, while law enforcement agencies will block websites which call for unauthorized protests within 24 hours. What else is in the edict?
The European Olympic Committees (EOC) should establish a complaints hotline for journalists during the 2019 European Games, Human Rights Watch and the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Belarus will host the games, a multi-sport event for more than 4,000 athletes, in Minsk from June 21-30.
UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders Michel Forst Advises Journalists to Contact Him Directly
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation with human rights defenders Michel Forst visited the office of the Belarusian Association of Journalists. He met with BAJ representatives, journalists Pauliuk Bykouski, Tatsiana Karavenkova, Maryna Zolatava, and Dziyana Seradziuk.
Computers and data storage devices have been returned to Belsat two days after they were seized by the police took during the search at the Minsk office of Belsat.
The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, denounced the search conducted on 9 April in the editorial office of the Belsat TV channel in Minsk, Belarus. He called on the authorities to exercise restraint in bringing libel charges against media and journalists, and reiterated his call on the authorities to decriminalize defamation.
April 9 Minsk Department of the Investigative Committee searched the apartment used by employees of Belsat satellite TV channel.
In the morning of April 9 the police came to the office of Belsat TV channel with a search warrant from the Investigation Committee. Recently, we do not have information about the criminal proceedings that the search is part of.
Hrodna.life published a joke on April Fools' Day, and local ideologists seemed not to understand the joke.
Joint statement by human rights and other civil society organizations.
Blogger Andrei Pavuk is a suspect in a criminal case under Art. 340 Part 1 of the Criminal. He is suspected of a false report on a bomb in the building of Aktsiabrski district executive committee. The police seized all computer equipment and devices from Andrei.