Human Rights in Belarus
Working with civil and political rights in Belarus is associated with very high risks. Human rights defenders and journalists face persecution from authorities, imprisonment, arrests, interrogation, tax inspections, and are sometimes denied from leaving the country. The Belarusian government continues to severely curtail freedoms of association, assembly, and expression, and the right to a fair trial. Harassment of human rights defenders, independent media, and defense lawyers by the authorities continues, including arbitrary bans on foreign travel. Read more about the current situation for human rights in Belarus in our latest country report.