4 August 2020
PEN International, Belarus PEN and 23 PEN Centres are highly concerned about the systematic violations of the right to freedom of expression and other human rights that are central to democratic participation of political opponents and dissenting voices in the run-up to the presidential elections in Belarus, to take place on 9 August 2020.
28 July 2020
Amnesty International prepared the statement about Belarus. We are grateful to the colleagues for solidarity and help. The text is below.
28 July 2020
PEN America supported Belarusians and launched its flashmob with Belarusian writers and cultural figures.
17 July 2020
On June 19, Belarusian authorities arrested hundreds of opposition supporters who had lined the streets of Minsk to support petitions for opposition leader campaigns in the upcoming election.
16 July 2020
The Belarusian PEN Center signs the BAJ statement and shares it. July 14 and 15 journalists covering mass street protests in Belarus and livestreaming from them were detained, again.
14 July 2020
Vice-President of PEN Belarus Taciana Niadbaj made a speech as part of the online solidarity event with the People of Belarus that took place on Friday, July 10th.
29 June 2020
STATEMENT: BAJ outraged at arrest of bloggers, and calls on the authorities to abide by international standards and obligations
The Belarusian PEN Center signs the BAJ statement and shares it.
23 June 2020
BAJ and media outlets demand TO STOP the persecution of journalists and end restrictions on freedom of expression
The Belarusian Association of Journalists and media demand an end to the persecution of journalists and restrictions on freedom of expression. The Belarusian PEN Center signs the BAJ statement and shares it.
13 April 2020