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Belarus demands continued attention from UN Human Rights Council

05 September 2011

International human rights organizations, including the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, are calling on the UN Human Rights Council to continue addressing the situation in Belarus. In contradiction to the June resolution of the Council on Belarus, further steps have been taken by the authorities to repress freedom of expression and to thwart fair trials. Harassment of human rights defenders has been stepped up, with Ales Bialiatisky, the leader of human rights organisation Viasna, being imprisoned.

The appeal to the UN Human Rights Council can be found here (English)