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

Tough sentences announced to Brest antifascists

A verdict was delivered today in the case of Brest antifascists acused of participation in a group fight with neonazis which happened on May 8, 2013.

Antifascists were tried under the art. 339.3 (malicious group hooliganism) and 147.2 (malicious bodily harm). The case was qualified as malicious due to the fact of pepper spray usage in the fight.

Dzmitry Stsyashenka got 5 years of penal colony with reinforced regime (339.3) and 500 euro of damages to be paid to the injured nazis.

Exclusive: European Union moves to suspend sanctions on Belarus

The European Union is likely to lift some sanctions on Belarus, including its travel ban on President Alexander Lukashenko, after he freed a group of political prisoners last month, diplomatic sources say.

An arms embargo against the former Soviet republic would remain. But in an overture to the man the West calls Europe's "last dictator", diplomats are looking at suspending visa bans and asset freezes on most of around 200 people under sanctions for rights abuses, some since disputed elections in 2004.