Belarus is not yet ready to ratify the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty, Yury Ambrazevich, Belarus’ permanent representative to the UN Office at Geneva, said on October 9, speaking at the 124
The European Parliament on Thursday adopted a resolution urging the Belarusian authorities to end the judicial harassment, intimidation and threats against journalists and independent media outlets.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka had a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.
The government has drawn up a bill aimed at helping it tighten its grip on the media, the chairman of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) warned on Monday.
Any unauthorized demonstrations that “interfere with the life of people” must be suppressed instantly, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Tuesday, speaking to Interior Minister Ihar Shunevich.
Freedom House, a Washington-based international non-governmental organization, has ranked Belarus "not free" in its Freedom in the World Survey 2018.
The human rights situation in Belarus “considerably” deteriorated in 2017, according to an analytical review by the Vyasna Human Rights Center.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Wednesday called on Belarusian scholars to fend off what he described as a "global" information war waged through the media.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka will not attend an Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels on November 24, the Belarusian foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
German Vice Chancellor/Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel said in Minsk on Friday that he was impressed by the Belarusian government’s commitment to the idea of European unity.
The working visit of Johannes Hahn, the European commissioner for European neighborhood policy and enlargement negotiations, has been cancelled, a spokesperson for the EU’s Delegation to Belarus, told BelaPAN.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka has been invited to an Eastern Partnership summit, which is scheduled to be held in Brussels on November 24.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka held talks with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at the Independence Palace in Minsk on Thursday.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Thursday relieved Liliya Ananich of her position as information minister and appointed Alyaksandr Karlyukevich to succeed her.
Belarus and the European Union are not expected to initial their visa facilitation and readmission agreements at a summit of the Eastern Partnership in Brussels on November 24.
The European People’s Party (EPP) adopted a resolution denouncing human rights violations in Belarus at a meeting in Copenhagen on September 5. In particular, the resolution criticizes mass arrests of peaceful demonstrators this past spring.
Henadz Fyadynich, chairman of the Belarusian Union of Electronic Industry Workers, the union`s chief accountant Ihar Komlik and Natallya Pichuzhkina, a former editor of the union`s website praca-by.info, may be charged with tax evasion, the organization confirmed on Wednesday.
Ukraine will never have a calm attitude toward military exercises involving Russia, Ihor Kizim, the Ukrainian ambassador to Belarus, said in an interview with BelaPAN.
Belarus has taken steps to dispel neighbors` concerns over its coming joint military exercise with Russia and invited a "huge number" of observers to attend the maneuvers, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Thursday in Minsk, speaking at a meeting with top officials representing the Security Coun
Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Friday reiterated his pledge that Belarus would do everything possible for peace and stability in Ukraine.
A resolution criticizing Belarus’ human rights record was not included in the final declaration adopted on the final day of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s 26th Annual Session in Minsk on July 9.
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Tuesday adopted a resolution that expressed regret over human rights abuses in Belarus and urged Minsk to suspend the construction of the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant.
A Belarusian diplomat on Wednesday called on the UN Human Rights Council to abolish the position of its special rapporteur on Belarus.
The head of the Committee for State Security (KGB) declined to say on Tuesday whether a so-called riot case would actually get to court.
Andrey Kawkhuta, minister of natural resources and environmental protection, is under investigation on suspicion of forgery, Yuliya Hancharova, spokesperson for the Investigative Committee of Belarus, said on Thursday.