Belarus: civil society under attack 2.0

Launch of the new version of

a website reporting on the situation of Belarusian civil society

Time moves on, but the situation of human rights and civil society in Belarus remains dramatic. Ales Bialiatski, Vice-president of FIDH and President of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, is still in jail along with numerous other political prisoners; all continue to be subjected to further harassment even behind bars.

To shed light on this intolerable situation, FIDH has launched a new version of the website. This site will inform and mobilise the international community loudly speaking out for the Belarusian civil society, which continues its courageous work despite the on-going pressure.

More user-friendly provides new sections where you can access daily up-dates of news about the continuing assaults on civil society and international reactions to them. You will, of course, still find news about Ales Bialiatski as well as background information about this symbolic case.

The website is accessible in English, Russian and French, and contains hundreds of photo and video materials.

See how you can take action to support Belarusian civil society and help to free political prisoners.

New tools

FIDH has developped Freeales netvibes, a news aggregator of online and social media information sources about civil society and human rights in Belarus. Visit the Beta version and send us your feedback via

Follow us on Twitter @Freeales and find out about our Twitter activities.

You can also subscribe to our updates by email or RSS feeds.

If you like our site and its tools, share it, quote it, post it on your own media whether you are a Facebook, Google+ or Live journal user.

Share this article

Share to Google Plus
Share to LiveJournal
Share to MyWorld
Share to Odnoklassniki
Share to Yandex

Leave a reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Current ye@r *