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.
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.
27 January 2020

The stance of the Belarusian PEN Center on persecution of the participants of peaceful rallies to support sovereignty of Belarus

In December 2019, mass gatherings took place in Belarus in defense of the country’s sovereignty. The government responded with a campaign of administrative persecution against the participants of the peaceful rallies. Among those persecuted are writers, bloggers and journalists.
13 January 2020

Statement by the Board of the Belarusian PEN Center on the Persecution of Writer Uladzimir Arlou

Writer Uladzimir Arlou punished for reading out a literary work
30 December 2019

Statement on Administrative Proceedings Against Participants of Pro-Independence Protests

The Board of the Belarusian PEN Centre is deeply concerned over the administrative arrests and fines applied to the participants of peaceful rallies in defence of the independence of Belarus.