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Overview of the fight against “extremism” in Belarus for January-March 2023

The overview reflects the main trends in the use of the markers "extremism" and "terrorism" in Belarus from January to March 2023.
Migrants and refugees

The Supreme Court has agreed with the decision of the Prosecutor General’s Office, and Tajik activist Nizomiddin Nasriddinov may soon be extradited to Tajikistan

On Thursday, April 20, the Supreme Court of Belarus considered an appeal against the decision of the Grodno Regional Court to extradite activist Nizomiddin Nasriddinov to Tajikistan.
Migrants and refugees

Free legal office for the protection of the rights of foreign citizens and stateless persons: report for 2022

This report provides an overview of the activities of the Free legal office, the specifics of applications and a description of the legislative and enforcement challenges that we faced in 2022.
Migrants and refugees

How to behave in case of emergency at the border

How to behave in case of emergency at the border:i nstructions and contacts of organizations that provide assistance

Joint Statement – Belarus: End Persecution and Ill-Treatment of Woman Human Rights Defender Nasta Lojka

Belarusian authorities should immediately and unconditionally free Nasta Lojka, a woman human rights defender held behind bars since 28 October 2022 who is being prosecuted on politically motivated incitement and other charges that carry a maximum 12 years in prison. 
Migrants and refugees

2022 Humanitarian crisis in Belarus and at the border with the European Union

In 2021, a cross-border humanitarian crisis began on the border between Belarus and neighboring states of the European Union (hereinafter referred to as the EU), when, in aggregate, tens of thousands of transit refugees arrived and continue to arrive singly or in groups to Belarus to cross the border with the EU and apply for international protection.This report maps the main stages of the humanitarian crisis in 2022, analyzes important developments in terms of the protection and promotion of human rights.
Migrants and refugees

Joint Statement: Halt Extradition of Activist Nasriddinov to Tajikistan

Human rights organisations, express grave concern for the fate of the activist Nizomiddin Nasriddinov and call on the Belarusian authorities not to extradite Nasriddinov to Tajikistan.

Newsletters about situation with human rights in Belarus

The human rights organization Human Constanta regularly prepares a news digest on human rights violations in Belarus after the August 9 elections.

Overview of the fight against “extremism” in Belarus for October-December 2022

The review reflects the main trends in the use of markers “extremism” and “terrorism” in Belarus from October to December 2022.

Special projects

Humanitarian crisis

Human rights organization Human Constanta has collected information about the migration situation with "transit refugees" and is sharing a thematic report on this page. We call this situation a "humanitarian crisis" and recommend, among other things, organizing a humanitarian corridor for the 1,000 people who are still in Belarus.

Ice Hockey World Championship 2021 in Belarus: joint statement by human rights organizations

Human rights violations continue in Belarus: 18,000 people were detained for expressing opinions and participating in peaceful gatherings between August and 9 November 2020. From the beginning of the presidential election campaign to 4 November, at least 4,600 people were brought to administrative responsibility for political reasons. At least 850 people have become suspects in […]

No one is illegal

The stigmatizing word "illegals" is increasingly heard in the media. So people are called, although this is a wrong definition, entailing discrimination and even hatred. We wrote 7 reasons why calling people “illegal” is wrong.

Entry to Belarus for foreign citizens

From 2018, citizens of 74 countries can come to Belarus and stay there for up to 30 days without any visa. Which countries are in the list, what types of visas there are and what entry conditions see in our infographics.

22 tries — animation about refugees in Brest

Perpetual Humanitarian Assistance Mission in Brest Human Constanta started in October 2016. At that time the local migration crisis occurred at the border. What kind of refugees are in Brest and what are they fleeing from? Together with the Dutch animator and the Clear studio we tried to talk about it in a small clip.

Foreign students in Belarus

How many foreign students study in Belarusian higher educational institutions? We made inquiries, collected information for 2017 and made a clear infographic.

Road through Belarus

We have gathered tips for human rights defenders, journalists, and activists on safe transit and stay in Belarus: what threats can there be and how to respond to them. In most cases, you will have no problems, but each situation is unique, so help the council members who will help you help.

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