Совет Европы

Statement by PACE in support of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Price to Ales Bialiatski

In support of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Price to Ales Bialiatski, Belarusian Human Rights Defender.

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Original sourse http://assembly.coe.int/Documents/WorkingDocs/Doc12/EDOC12854.pdf

Parliamentary Assembly: Resolution 1857 (2012)

The situation in Belarus

Resolution 1857 (2012)1

1.       The Parliamentary Assembly is deeply concerned about the deteriorating situation of human rights and civil and political liberties in Belarus, since the adoption in January 2011 of Resolution 1790 (2011) on the situation in Belarus in the aftermath of the presidential elections.

The Conference of International Non Governmental Organisations (INGOs) of the Council of Europe, meeting in Strasbourg on 27 January 2012

Resolution adopted on 27 January 2012 
CONF/PLE(2012)RES1
Concerning Civil Society in Belarus
The Conference of International Non Governmental Organisations (INGOs) of the Council of Europe, meeting in Strasbourg on 27 January 2012

News of Belarus

The website charter97.org announced winners of the National Human Rights Award 2014

This year's winners of the Viktar Ivashkevich National Human Rights Award are:

Vasil Parfiankou

The life of Vasil Parfiankou is a demonstration of how dissidents are treated in Belarus. Parfiankou has been jailed three times in the last four years for his active citizenship.

Belarussian political prisoners need European Parliament support

Today, on the occasion of the visit of Ales Bialiatski, a recently released political activist and Chairman of the Belarus Human Rights Centre "Viasna", Petras Auštrevičius MEP (Liberal Movement, Lithuania) and Hans Van Baalen MEP (VVD, Netherlands) commented:

Prominent Belarusian Rights Activist Released

Prominent Belarusian human rights activist Ales Byalyatski has arrived in Minsk after he was released from prison.

He was welcomed at a Minsk train station by his wife Natalya Pinchuk and a group of supporters on June 21.

Byalyatski told reporters he was released under an amnesty law that came into force on June 21. The rights activist also that the domestic and international support he had received heped in getting him released early.

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