Recommendations for the International Community on Actions on the Human Rights Situation in Belarus after the Presidential Elections on 19 December 2010 by the Committee on International Control over the Situation with Human Rights in Belarus

On the occasion of the 17th session of the UN Human Rights Council

Framework for actions by the international community:

1.The human rights situation in Belarus should be discussed at the 17th session of the UN Human Rights Council. The Council should adopt a resolution on the situation in Belarus and establish a monitoring and reporting mechanism. The best option would be establishment of a position of a Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Belarus.

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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.