Polish MEP Marek Migalski, as a participant in Libereco-Partnership for Human Rights’ Prisoner’s Godparenthood Campaign, issued a statement on the situation in Belarus, which was supported by 14 other international members of parliament.
The Human Rights Organisation Libereco – Partnership for Human Rights condemns the jail sentence of 4.5 years that was imposed on the Belarusian human rights activist Ales Bialiatski on November 24th 2011. Together with Belarusian and international human rights organisations Libereco demands the immediate and unconditional release of Ales Bialiatski, who has been detained and sentenced for political reasons only.
The human rights organisation Libereco – Partnership for Human Rights welcomes the release of 25 political prisoners in Belarus during the past two months.
Belarusian Human Rights Defender Ales Bialiatski was detained on 4 August 2011 in Minsk. Libereco – Partnership for Human Rights is calling for his immediate und unconditional release.
Libereco together with 37 organizations from 16 countries has sent a protest letter to the Belarusian authorities to condemn the continuing repressions against civil society in Belarus and the recent arrests of peaceful demonstrators. Since 15 June 2011, at least 1730 people have been arrested during peaceful demonstrations across the country.
On Human Rights Day, 10th of December, 12 international civic and human rights organisations start a joint online petition in the internet on www.belarus-petition.org. The human rights defenders urge the acting Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenka and the 19 December 2010 newly elected President to respect and guarantee human rights in Belarus.
The NGOs BelarusWatch, Belarusian Human Rights House, Civic Belarus, Human Rights House Foundation and Libereco, in the light of their visit in Belarus, call on the polish and german minister of foreign affairs to fight for human rights and democracy in Belarus.
The NGOs Libereco, Östgruppen, ISHR, Norwegian Helsinki Committee, young european swiss und UOKG have published a joint appeal to the Belarusian Government.
The Human Rights Organisation Libereco – Partnership for Human Rights calls on the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenka, to ensure respect for freedom of religion in Belarus and to end the intimidation and harrasment of Christians.
Libereco – Partnership for Human Rights welcomes the release of conscientious prisoner Ivan Mikhailau in Belarus. Mikhailau has been imprisoned since 15th December 2009 because he refused military service out of religious reasons. On 1st February 2010 he was, therefore, sentenced to three months of imprisonment.
The NGOs Libereco, People in Need, European Exchange, Human Rights in Belarus, Young European Movement Berlin-Brandenburg and Belarusian Human Rights House have published a joint appeal to the Belarusian Government.
Imagine that you live in a dictatorship and that all you want is freedom. Therefore, you take part in a peaceful demonstration. Of course, since the regime prohibits all protest you are beaten and arrested.