Libereco with a petition urges Alexander Lukaschenka to release all political prisoners in Belarus and to end the persecution of dissidents. Please support and spread our petition, please collect signatures.Petition (german) Petition (english)
Libereco supports “Freedom x 2”, a solidarity campaign with two Belarusian political prisoners, 2010 presidential candidate Mikola Statkevich and leader of “Young Front” Zmitser Dashkevich.
The NGOs Amnesty International, German-Swiss PEN Center, Reporters Without Borders, Libereco – Partnership for Human Rights, Service Civil International and ISHR organized a picket in Zurich on 19.12.2011 to demand the release of prisoners of conscience and the abolishment of death penalty in Belarus. Pictures on Facebook.
International NGOs will organize street actions across Europe to stand up for human rights in Belarus on 19 December 2011. Joint actions by NGOs will take place in London, Zurich, Prague, Berlin, Stockholm and Amsterdam. Groups of Young European Federalists across Europe have also organised protests.
Press Release (english)
One year after the 2010 Belarusian presidential elections Libereco – Partnership for Human Rights and Amnesty International release a short movie „Prisoners of conscience in Belarus“, directed by German filmmaker Sebastian Heinzel.
Libereco and Amnesty International started a post card campaign to demand the release of Belarusian prisoner of conscience Ales Bialiatski - Join this action!
Belarusian Human Rights Defender Ales Bialiatski was sentenced to four and a half years in prison on 24 November 2011 in Minsk. We are calling for his immediate und unconditional release.
Der Belarussische Menschenrechtsverteidiger Ales Bialiatski wurde am 24. November 2011 in Minsk zu viereinhalb Jahren Haft verurteilt. Wir rufen zu seiner sofortigen und bedingungslosen Freilassung auf.
Белорусский правозащитник Алесь Беляцкий был приговорён 24 ноября 2011года в Минске к 4,5 лет лишения свободы. Мы требуем его немедленного и безусловного освобождения.
Like this page on facebook to show your solidarity with Ales:
Mag diese Seite auf Facebook, um deine Solidarität mit Ales zu zeigen:
Вырази свою солидарность с Алесем Бяляцким на странице facebook:
Katrin Göring-Eckardt, Vice President of the German Bundestag has taken on a prisoner’s godparenthood for Ales Bialiatski and states:
Based on informations received by Libereco 25 people are detained for political reasons in Belarus, 11 people are unlawfully convicted and have received suspended sentences, 7 people are unlawfully accused at the moment. In Mid-August 9 political prisoners were released, 4 in early September and 11 more in mid September.
Libereco and Amnesty International started a post card campaign to demand the release of Belarusian prisoner of conscience Aliaksandr Atroshchankau - Join this action!
Based on informations received by Libereco ca. 46 people are detained for political reasons in Belarus at the moment, 15 others are banned to leave to country. All detainees, accused and suspects are facing longtime prison sentences.
More than one hundred civil society organisations from 27 OSCE countries, including the Libereco, appealed to the OSCE on the need to take urgent measures in connection with the crisis in the Republic of Belarus.
We received the appeal below from belarusian civil society activicts. To protect the safety of the authors of this appeal we can’t publish their names. This statement does not necessarily represent Libereco's oppinions, but never the less we want to spread this call for help.
Please support political prisoners and victims of repressions in Belarus: Send greetings and pictures. Sign our online petition. Send appeals.
Please send greetings as a sign of hope to all detainees in Belarus. Please send your messages by email to email@example.com. All you greetings will be passed to the prisoners by belarusian human rights defenders.
The situation of the detainees and their families in Belarus makes us very sad at the moment. Please send letters and postcards to the families of political prisoners in Belarus.
Please support two Urgent Actions of Amnesty International. Presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov has been tortured in detention. Hundreds of people in Belarus have been detained. The oppositional leaders face up to 15 years imprinsonment. Please send appeals.
Students in Belarus continue to be suffering from state repressions. In the case of Tatsiana Shaputska this means that she remains unable to continue her studies in Belarus.
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.
Libereco keeps on supporting the demand to reinstate Tatsiana Shaputska immediately. After being expelled from the Belarusian State University (BSU) in December 2009 Tatsiana Shaputska has appealed against this decision. Unfortunately she was not successful in court.
47-year-old Aleh Surhan, activist of the oppositional and not yet registered Belarusian Christian Democracy party was sentenced on February 19th 2010 to 6 months of arrest and a penalty of around 625 Euros. Libereco - Partnership for Human Rights believes that Aleh Surhan is a prisoner of conscience and appeals to release him immediately and unconditionally. Please sign our petition and send him a greeting card!