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18 January 2021

PEN AMERICA DEMANDS IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF BELARUSIAN TRANSLATOR VOLHA KALACKAJA

Author Margaret Atwood says Belarus must halt its "cruel assault" on those seeking democracy.
10 December 2020

On Human Rights Day, NGOs call for accountability and an end to the violent crackdown in Belarus

On the occasion of International Human Rights Day and in light of recent findings on Belarus by both the OSCE’s Moscow Mechanism and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the below organisations are deeply concerned about ongoing abuses carried out by agents and supporters of the government of President Alexander Lukashenko and call for immediate investigations and redress. 
25 November 2020

Three journalists jailed on criminal charges. We demand their immediate release!

Recently, the authorities have detained and sent to pre-trial detention centers three Belarusian journalists who were performing their professional duties.
6 November 2020

Belarus: Writers, artists and cultural workers targeted in repression against the democracy movement

Today, 6 November 2020, the Belarus PEN Centre makes the following call for international support as the government onslaught against the pro-democracy movement continues.
6 November 2020

Position of Belarusian human rights organizations on constitutional reform

In response to a constitutional reform announced by the authorities, Belarusian human rights organizations consider it necessary to note the following. We believe that the process of discussing changes to the Constitution organized by the authorities is an attempt to silence gross human rights violations, including torture of thousands of detainees.
6 November 2020

Belarus: As the crisis in Belarus continues, Belarus PEN calls for international support

Today, 6 November 2020, the Belarus PEN Centre makes the following call for international support as the government onslaught against the pro-democracy movement continues.
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.