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Libereco: Nachwuchsjournalisten gesucht: Beobachtung und Dokumentation der Präsidentschaftswahlen in Belarus
Hast du Lust, dich ehrenamtlich zu engagieren und die belarussischen Präsidentschaftswahlen journalistisch zu begleiten und zu dokumentieren? Die Wahlen finden am 19.12.2010 statt. Mehr
Libereco: Call for young journalists: Monitor and document the presidential election in Belarus
Do you like to take part in the upcoming Belarussian presidenctial election as an honorary journalist? The election will take place on 19th December 2010. More
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Libereco: Einrichtung eines Zivildienstes in Belarus. Libereco bleibt dran.
Auch weiterhin gibt es keinen Zivildienst in Belarus für junge Männer, die aus Gewissensgründen den Kriegsdienst verweigern. Belarus verletzt damit nach wie vor das Menschenrecht auf Gewissensfreiheit. Mehr
Libereco: Elaborating and implementing a law on alternative civil service in Belarus. Libereco keeps watching.
An alternative service for conscientious objectors of military service is still not given in Belarus, which violates the human right for conscientious freedom. More
Libereco: Der Politische Gefangene Aleh Surhan wurde freigelassen
Am 27. Juli 2010 wurde Aleh Surhan, ein Aktivist der Belarussischen Christlichdemokratrischen Partei, aus dem Gefängnis entlassen. Er wurde am 19. Februar 2010 wegen angeblichen Widerstands gegenüber der Polizei zu 6 Monaten Haft verurteilt. Mehr
Libereco: Political Prisoner Aleh Surhan released
On 27 July 2010, Aleh Surhan, activist of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Party, was released from prision. He was sentenced on February 19th 2010 to 6 months of arrest because of alleged resistance to the police. Mehr
Amnesty International: Belarus frees conscientious objector
Amnesty International has welcomed the release of a conscientious objector in Belarus who had been sentenced to one year in prison for "evading military service". Yevgeny Yakovenko, who refuses to carry arms because of his pacifist convictions, was amnestied by a panel of judges in the south-eastern city of Gomel on 23 July. More
Amnesty International: Call for a prompt, impartial and effective investigation into the death of journalist Aleh Byabenin
Amnesty International has written today to the Prosecutor General of Belarus calling for a prompt, impartial and effective investigation into the recent death of the founder of the unofficial news website Charter’97, Aleh Byabenin. More
Article 19: Freedom of Expression Must Not be Compromised During Pre-Election Period
As Belarus awaits the announcement of the date for upcoming Presidential Elections, the country is engulfed in an unprecedented wave of violence and intimidation against independent journalists. ARTICLE 19 has grave concerns about the safety and security of media workers in the country and calls on the Belarusian government to commit to the protection of the media and to ensure they are free to report on the elections without fear of repercussions. More
Reporters Without Borders:Harassment of media grows in run-up to presidential election
Reporters Without Borders deplores increasing harassment of the Belarusian press in the run-up to the presidential election that has been scheduled for next spring. What with the information ministry’s repeated warnings, police raids, tax inspections and the country’s new media law, press freedom is now severely compromised in Belarus. More
Reporters Without Borders: Opposition journalist’s death – was it suicide or murder?
Oleg Bebenin, a journalist and outspoken government critic, was found hanged in his country house near Minsk on 3 September. He had been due to go to the cinema with friends that evening. The police say there is no reason to doubt that he took his own life, but his relatives and colleagues insist that the circumstances of his death were very strange. More
Reporters Without Borders: Harassment continues in run-up to presidential election
Reporters Without Borders reiterates its concern about the hounding of journalists in the run-up to the presidential election scheduled for 19 December. Harassment by the authorities is severely curtailing the already limited freedom of the Belarusian media, which are still reeling from journalist Oleg Bebenin’s mysterious death at the start of September. More
Menschenrechtler für freie Wahlen: Erschwerte Akkreditierung einheimischer Wahlbeobachter
Die „Menschenrechtler für freie Wahlen“ kritisieren fehlende Transparenz bereits zu Beginn des Wahlprozesses. Laut Bericht der einheimischen Wahlbeobachter fand die Abstimmung über den Wahltermin ohne eine parlamentarische Debatte über alternative Wahltermine statt. Nach einer ca. zehnminütigen Diskussion hat die Repräsentantenkammer über den durch das Komitee für staatliches Bauwesen, Kommunalverwaltung und gesetzliche Regulierung vorgeschlagenen Wahltermin am 19. Dezember einstimmig entschieden. Aus den sieben zur Verfügung stehenden Wahlterminen wurde lediglich einer – am 6. Februar – kurz erwogen und dann abgelehnt. Mehr
Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections: Difficulties accreditating Domestic Election Observers
The “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” are already criticising the lack of transparency at the start of the election process. According to the domestic election observers’ reports, the vote determining the election date took place without a prior parliamentary debate looking at alternative election dates. After a discussion of approximately ten minutes, the House of Representatives opted unanimously for the election date of 19th December, which was proposed by the “Committee for state buildings, communal administration and legislative regulation”. Of the seven alternative election dates available, just one – 6th February – was briefly considered and then rejected. More
Viasna: Review-Chronicle of Human Rights Violations in Belarus in May 2010
In May, the legal proceedings on four politically motivated criminal cases came to an end, two new death verdicts were issued and several peaceful actions were dispersed, including actions of activists of sexual minorities. As a result of a clash with the police, a youth activist Zmitser Parmon got to hospital with a broken clavicle. Although several civil activists were sentenced to arrests, the administrative persecution in May was mainly confined to fines. More
Viasna: Review-Chronicle of Human Rights Violations in June 2010
On 8 June, representatives of the Human Rights Center Viasna and the Belarusian Helsinki Committee held a press-conference dedicated to the analysis of the situation during the first six months of 2010. They stated the absence of positive changes concerning the respect of human rights along with the deterioration of the general situation due to the approach of the presidential election. What concerns the latest amendments to the Electoral Code, the human rights activists alleged that they had little influence on the last election, which didn't have significant differences from the previous ones. More
Viasna: Review-Chronicle of Human Rights Violations in Belarus in July-August 2010
The socio-political life during these months was quite calm. Though not defined by significant events, it was accompanied with escalation of the relations between Belarus and Russia, oil and informational war. The general situation of human rights in Belarus remained the same: restriction of freedom of word, administrative and criminal persecution of the opposition and forced dispersals of peaceful street actions. More
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Veranstaltungshinweis: Berlin, 30.09.2010: Wie weiter in Belarus?
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