Belarusian human rights groups respond to Viasna extremist labeling


Statement by Belarusian human rights organizations in connection with the recognition of Viasna as an extremist organization

We, the Belarusian human rights organizations, strongly protest against the declaration of the Viasna Human Rights Center as an extremist organization and express our solidarity with our colleagues.


Belarus: International human rights groups demand release of Viasna members on first anniversary of crackdown


On the first anniversary of the unprecedented crackdown on the Human Rights Center Viasna ("Viasna") in Belarus, 23 international and Belarusian human rights organizations are launching a campaign to demand the release of seven detained Viasna members, and highlight the plight of hundreds of others, who have been prosecuted and jailed solely for exercising their rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression.

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