3 November 2020
The “people's ultimatum” expired on October 25, and many cultural figures, sometimes entire collectives, joined the nationwide strike. There’s been an escalation of pressure, but the regime can’t restrain the freedom of thought and creativity any longer.
27 October 2020
The week has been rich in news - arrests and pressure on cultural figures continued, but the resistance has been strong as ever!
26 October 2020
Joint statement of Belarusian PEN and Union of Belarusian Writers about cultural workers’ repressions
Every week we receive alarming reports about the detentions of our friends – writers, journalists, and cultural workers.
22 October 2020
Statement of the Belarusian PEN Center and the Union of Belarusan Writers in connection with the repressions against freedom of thought and creativity in Belarus
In Belarus, in the post-election period, there has been a targeted pressure on freedom of expression, thought, and creativity. We draw attention to the unprecedented repressions against cultural workers and the members of Belarusian creative organizations.
22 October 2020
Belarussian human rights activists announced their proposals to the UN to normalize the human rights crisis in the country
The coalition of Belarusian human rights organizations has prepared and sent to the UN the list of priority requirements for normalizing the human rights crisis in Belarus, in the third cycle of reporting on the UPR, which will be considered on November 2, 2020, at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva (Switzerland).
21 October 2020
Joint statement concerning intimidation and arrests of Belarusian human rights defenders exercising their professional duties
We, Belarusian and international human rights organisations, are alarmed at the increasing cases of intimidation and arrests of Belarusian human rights defenders exercising their professional duties.
20 October 2020
Belarusian Culture Solidarity Fund in cooperation with the Belarusian PEN Centre have launched a weekly newsletter.
14 October 2020
Belarusian Culture Solidarity Fund in cooperation with the Belarusian PEN Centre have launched a weekly newsletter telling about the Belarusian cultural resistance which has been ongoing after the presidential elections on August 9.
6 October 2020
(New York, NY) — The detention of a member of PEN Belarus during a peaceful demonstration in Minsk Sunday represents another vicious attempt to silence cultural leaders of Belarus’ protest movement and hamper the pursuit of democracy, PEN America said today.
30 September 2020
Russian Historian Yuri Dmitriev sentenced to 13 years in revenge for restoring the truth about the Soviet Terror
A court in Russia this week increased the prison sentence of Russian historian Yury Dmitriev to 13 years, just weeks before he was scheduled to be released.