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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Belarus must stop the execution of Rico Krieger

On the initiative of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and Viasna, Libereco and eight other international human rights organisations call on the Belarusian authorities to stop the execution of German national Rico Krieger. On 24 June, the 29-year-old was sentenced to death in Belarus.

Libereco expands support for politically persecuted Belarusians

Libereco is now offering extrajudicial legal counselling for victims of political persecution from Belarus. This step will ensure crucial long-term support for victims of repression and state persecution, which the Belarusian Community Razam e.V. previously provided.

“I feel like a fish out of water”: Report on the situation of Belarusian civil society in exile

A new report published by Libereco documents the challenges Belarusian civil society faces in exile. For the first time, it details the difficulties in Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, and Georgia, where almost 250 Belarusian activists and people from 18 Belarusian NGOs were interviewed.

Three new godparents from Switzerland and the Czech Republic for political prisoners in Belarus

As part of our #WeStandBYyou campaign, Beat Flach (Grünliberale Partei, Switzerland), Olga Richterová (Česká pirátská strana, Czech Republic) and Michael Töngi (GRÜNE, Switzerland) are taking on godparenthood for Artsiom Karatkevich, Katsiaryna Brukhanava and Ruslan Zavadzich.

Three MPs from Finland, Germany and Italy take on godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus

As part of our solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou, Oras Tynkkynen (Vihreä liitto, Suomen eduskunta, Finland), Pina Picierno (Partito Democratico, Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, European Parliament, Italy) and Sandra Bubendorfer-Licht (Freie Demokratische Partei, German Bundestag) have taken on a godparenthood for Alesia Liantsevich, Katsiaryna Kalybenka and Anastasiya Lazarenka.

Congratulate political prisoners on their birthday!

Political prisoners in Belarus unfortunately have to spend their birthday in prison. We therefore call to write a postcard to all political prisoners who celebrate their birthday in May or June.

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