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56 human rights NGOs liquidated in Belarus

27.07.2021, 11:27

At least 56 human rights NGOs have been liquidated in Belarus as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

Today the Viasna list includes 56 organizations, including "Center for Legal Transformation", "Office of European Expertise and Communications", Human Constanta, Media Platform "Imena", Belarusian Press Club, Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, "Art Usadba", " Mova Nanova ”,“ IPM Business School ”and others.

As IMI reported, on July 22, the Ministry of Justice of Belarus filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the country to liquidate the Belarusian PEN Center, a civil case has already been initiated against it.

on July 16, the journalist of the Belarusian service of Radio Svoboda Inna Studzinska who had been detained by security forces in Minsk, was on hunger strike for the second day, demanding to allow hew defense lawyer to visit her. 

As of July 21, she and her colleagues Oleh Hruzdylovych and Ales Dashchynsky. No charges were filed against them for that moment.

As IMI reported, on July 20, it became known that journalists of the Belarusian service of Radio Liberty - Oleg Gruzdylovich and Oles Dashchynsky - were detained for 10 days in Minsk.

As IMI reported, On July 16, security forces in Belarus searched journalists working for Belsat TV. 

On the same day in Minsk, in the office of the Belarusian service of Radio Svoboda, during a search, security officers broke down doors and seized equipment.

As IMI reported quoting BAJ, on July 18, in 60 days more than 60 searches were conducted in the media outlets and the homes of journalists in Belarus.

As IMI reported, on July 14, mass searches and detentions of activists, human rights activists, and journalists took place throughout Belarus. In particular, searches took place in the offices of at least 13 NGOs, including the Viasna Human Rights Center,  the Lawtrend rights group, the Association of the World's Belarusians Batslaushchyna (Fatherland), the Names project, the Territory of Rights group, the Gender Perspectives human rights organization, the Belarusian Association of Journalists, the Union of Belarusian Writers, the Belarusian Popular Front, the For Freedom movement, and the BEROC Center of Economic Investigations.

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