Special Rapporteur

MEMORANDUM
on the appointment of a Special Rapporteur on 19 December 2010 events

The Committee of International Control over the Human Rights Situation in Belarus announces an appointment of a Special Rapporteur to investigate the events related to the opposition protests on 19 December 2010 in Belarus.

The Committee of International Control over the Human Rights Situation in Belarus (http://hrwatch-by.org) is a coalition of NGOs from OSCE countries.

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22 February 2010


INTERIM HUMAN RIGHTS ASSESSMENT of the Events of 19 December 2010 in Minsk (Belarus) by the Special Rapporteur of the Committee on International Control over the Situation with Human Rights in Belarus

 


Final Human Rights assessment of the Events of 19 December 2010 in Minsk, Belarus

News of Belarus

Human rights defender Tatsiana Reviaka questioned by KGB

Mrs. Tatsiana Reviaka, member of the Human Rights Center Viasna’s Council, has been summoned for “conversation” to the KGB central office, after she received an official writ, saying that she should be questioned “as a person being aware of circumstances that have significance for maintaining the national security of the Republic of Belarus.”

Tatsiana Reviaka visited the KGB office, accompanied by her lawyer.

Ales Bialiatski: “I am a persistent violator!”

Back in the middle of June the imprisoned head of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Ales Bialiatski wrote in his letter to Valiantsin Stefanovich: “It seems to me that the reprimands I have received are not the last ones”. The new information from Babruisk, where Ales is currently kept, confirms these words. Thus, in his letter to Valiantsin Stefanovich of 5 August he writes about more reprimands, issued to him by the administration of penal colony #2.

Ukrainian civic activists express their disquiet about the visit of President of Belarus to Kyiv

Open appeal to the heads of states, diplomats and representatives of the international organizations:

Ukrainian human rights defenders, civic activists and concerned citizens express their disquiet about the planned visit of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko to Kyiv on July 1st 2012.