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Another 20 NGOs liquidated in Belarus

23.07.2021, 16:11

In Belarus, authorities liquidated 20 non-governmental NGOs, including human rights groups.

This was announced on July 23 in a telegram channel by the human rights center "Viasna", Ukrinform reports .

In particular, the list includes the Center for Legal Transformation, the Office of European Expertise and Communications, Human Constanta, the Center for Environmental Solutions, the Center for the Development of Effective Communications "Living Library", Media Platform "Names", Youth Labor Rights, European Youth Parliament, Center for European Dialogue. Press Club Belarus, Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Center for Research and Forecasting Development "European Dialogue" (director - well-known politician Anatoliy Lebedko), Social Film Workshop, etc.

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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