Category Archives: Belarus

Read WIRE November/December and join the world’s biggest human rights event!

Every year, around Human Rights Day in December, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide send a message to someone they’ve never met. It’s a classic Amnesty technique: 52 years of human rights work show that words really do have the … Continue reading

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For some in Belarus, Independence Day might be their last

By Svetlana Vorobyeva, Amnesty International’s Belarus campaigner As Belarus marks Independence Day today, three men have been left wondering if it will be their last. These men live in the only country in Europe that still retains the death penalty … Continue reading

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The word ‘hope’: Waiting for a husband to come back home

An interview with Natalia Pinchuk, wife of Ales Bialiatski, a prominent human rights activist and prisoner of conscience from Belarus. Ales is featured in our ongoing Write for Rights 2012 global letter writing event. By Amnesty International’s Svetlana Vorobyeva. I … Continue reading

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The death penalty in Belarus: families’ painful wait

By Heather McGill, Amnesty International researcher on Belarus A local newspaper in Belarus reported on 20 July this year that Andrei Burdyka and another man had been executed. The authorities, however, were silent. For two months, the families of the … Continue reading

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