16 July 2020

BAJ statement on mass detentions of journalists

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

Immediately release Pavel Seviarynets!

Joint statement of human rights and other civil society organizations of Belarus
25 June 2020

Culture held hostage: We demand the release of Viktar and Eduard Babaryka, removal of all restrictions on cultural projects

The cultural community of Belarus strongly protests against the politically motivated persecution of cultural figures and against other actions of Belarusian authorities that block the existence of significant cultural and civic initiatives.
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.
20 June 2020

Belarusian PEN: Cruel, inhumane treatment and tortures of activists are unacceptable

(The Statement on Russian is below/ Заявление на русском ниже) Over the past month, Belarusian human rights organizations repeatedly condemned the persecution of activists, among the other human rights violations, and demanded to stop intimidating and putting pressure on people for participating in the electoral campaign.
1 June 2020

Release Siarhei Tsikhanouski!

On May 29, during a picket held in Hrodna to collect signatures in support of the presidential nomination of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, police arrested Siarhei Tsikhanouski, head of the nomination group and a popular YouTube blogger, and at least 15 other people who took part in the picket.
18 May 2020

Key national human rights groups call to end persecution of peaceful protesters, journalists and defenders

In May 2020, the Belarusian authorities began widespread repression against the country’s civil society. More than 120 people were arbitrarily arrested and sentenced to fines and terms of detention across Belarus.