Ales Bialiatski turned 61 on 25 September. The founder of the Belarusian Viasna Human Rights Centre and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate of 2022 had to spend his birthday in prison. On this occasion, we commemorated his fate and that of all other political prisoners in Belarus.
Hundreds of thousands of buildings in Ukraine have already been damaged by Russia’s brutal war of aggression. Sadly, more are being damaged every day. The most common damage is the shattering of windows from the shock waves of explosions. This article is about how we can help these people protect themselves against the onset of winter.
On the initiative of Libereco, twenty human rights organisations from ten different countries signed a letter that has been sent to 413 Belarusian judges. In the letter, the organisations call out the judges’ involvement in human rights abuses and unjust imprisonment of innocent people in Belarus.
As part of our #WeStandBYyou solidarity campaign, Jürgen Hardt (German Bundestag, CDU), Bettina Stark-Watzinger (German Bundestag, FDP) and Andreas Schieder (European Parliament, SPÖ, Austria) have again taken on a godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus.
Order free appeal postcards from us now and send them to the Belarusian Embassy in Switzerland. Use them to demand the immediate release of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ales Bialiatski and all the other 1,500 political prisoners in Belarus!