4 August 2020

Belarus: PEN calls for the immediate release of political prisoners

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 created the petition demanding to stop the police violence in Belarus

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 is in solidarity with Belarus

PEN America supported Belarusians and launched its flashmob with Belarusian writers and cultural figures.
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
14 July 2020

Belarusian PEN took part in online solidarity event with the People of Belarus

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.
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.