Solidarity Worldwide

FIDH calls for the immediate and unconditionnal release of its Vice-president Ales Bialiatski

4 August 2011

FIDH expresses its deepest concern following the arrest today of Aliaksandr (Ales) Bialiatski, FIDH Vice-President and President of Human Rights Center Viasna.

A group of people in plain clothes surrounded the office of HRC “Viasna” in Minsk. Members of HRC “Viasna” immediately left the office and locked the door. They heard one of the plain-clothes individuals saying through his phone that “Bialiatski [was] not [t]here”.

At about 4.30 pm, Mr. Bialiatski was arrested on the street in the centre of Minsk by the police representative of the Department of Financial Investigations.

At the time of writing, the police were in the process of conducting a search of his home...

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Urgent appeal of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

August 4, 2011
The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources of the arbitrary arrest of Mr. Ales Bialatski, President of the Human Rights Centre (HRC) “Viasna” and Vice-President of FIDH.

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your intervention in the following situation in Belarus.

Description of the situation:

According to the information received, on August 4, 2011, at around 2 p.m., a group of people in plain clothes surrounded the office of the HRC “Viasna” in Minsk. Members of the HRC “Viasna” went out of the office and locked the door...

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  • Write a letter of support to Ales at following adress:

Bialiatski A.V.

213800, 1 Sikorsky Street, Babruisk, Mahiliou Region, Penal Colony No. 2

Or in Russian

Беляцкому А. В. 

ИК №2. 213800, Могилевкая обл., г.Бобруйск, ул.Сикорского, 1

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