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Ban calls on Belarus to release detained journalists and opposition leaders

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for the release of journalists, opposition candidates and their supporters who continue to be detained in Belarus following recent presidential elections.

Belarus: UN expert calls for health access for jailed opposition leader on hunger strike

An independent United Nations human rights expert today called on the Government of Belarus to assure access to proper health care for a jailed opposition political leader who has been on hunger strike for the past 49 days.

UN rights expert demands release of political prisoners, dialogue in Belarus

A United Nations rights expert today demanded the immediate release of political prisoners in Belarus, called on the Government “to cease human rights violations” and urged the authorities to engage in dialogue with all sectors of civil society.

Belarus: UN experts urge investigation of deteriorating human rights

With reports that recent demonstrations in Belarus have been violently dispersed and over 1,000 protesters and journalists detained, a group of seven United Nations experts today called for investigations into what they termed the deteriorating human rights situation in the country.

Deploring rights abuses in Belarus, UN expert calls for detainees’ release

In his third condemnation in a week over presidential elections in Belarus, decried by monitors as neither free nor fair, a United Nations expert today deplored the escalation of Government abuses against the independent press, opposition candidates and supporters, and called for the immediate release of all political detainees.

UN rights expert condemns Belarusian Government for abuses ahead of elections

A United Nations expert has strongly condemned the escalation of human rights violations by the Belarusian Government against the independent press, opposition candidates and their supporters ahead of Sunday’s presidential election and called for the immediate release of all political opponents.

Planned changes to Belarus legal code could threaten basic freedoms – UN expert

A United Nations human rights expert has appealed to Belarus not to adopt new provisions for its legal codes that he says could threaten basic freedoms of individuals and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and even make it difficult for him to fulfil his mandate.

UN rights expert on Belarus calls for investigation of murder of journalists

A United Nations human rights expert has urged the Government of Belarus to bring to justice those responsible for the recent murders of two journalists and to put an end to the persecution of non-State media in the country.