Libereco – Partnership for Human Rights

We are an independent German-Swiss non-governmental organisation dedicated to the protection of human rights in Belarus and Ukraine.

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We demand an independent investigation into greenwashing by FSC in Belarus

In an open letter initiated by Libereco Earthsight, MEPs and environmental and human rights NGOs call for an investigation into the certification of Belarusian penal colonies by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The prison camps received labels for ethical furniture production even though political prisoners are tortured there.

Five politicians from Latvia become godparents for political prisoners in Belarus

As part of our #WeStandBYyou solidarity campaign, Jana Simanovska, Antoņina Ņenaševa, Mairita Lūse as well as Leila Rasima (Progresīvie) and Juris Viļums (Apvienotais saraksts) have taken on a godparenthood Siarhei Pliashkun, Ala Zuyeva, Yauhen Verkhavodkin, Ala Sakalenka und Ruslan Slutskі.

Belarusian honorary consul in Lucerne: Libereco demands withdrawal of consular status

Libereco has sent a letter to the Swiss Foreign Minister, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, asking him to revoke the recognition of Hermann Alexander Beyeler as Belarusian Honorary Consul in Lucerne. In Libereco’s view, Beyeler’s behaviour, statements and business dealings are causing great damage to Switzerland’s reputation at home and abroad.

400th Godparent: First Minister of Scotland “adopts” Belarusian Political Prisoner Dzmitryi Halavacz

Today, Libereco’s solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou for political prisoners has reached another milestone: With First Minister of Scotland Humza Yousaf becoming the 400th parliamentarian to take on symbolic godparenthood for a political prisoner in Belarus.

Three politicians from the UK and Germany become godparents for Larysa Shchyrakova, Yauhen Hlushkou and Tatsiana and Aliaksandr Birulia

As part of our #WeStandBYyou solidarity campaign, Wendy Chamberlain (Liberal Democrats, House of Commons), Lord German (Liberal Democrats, House of Lords) and Filiz Polat (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, German Bundestag) have taken on godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus.


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