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Virtual UN Event on the Assault on Freedom of Expression and Human Rights in Belarus

Please join us to discuss the situation in Belarus, specifically with cultural rights violations, as a follow up to the latest PEN Belarus report and in anticipation to the upcoming report by the UN SR on Belarus. Sarah Rainsford will moderate. Let's keep Belarus on the international agenda!


Svetlana Alexeivich, Nobel Prize laureate and chair of PEN Belarus

Taciana Niadbaj, vice-president and executive director of PEN Belarus

Galina Kazimirovskaya, artistic director and conductor of Volny Chor (Free Choir)

Anaïs Marin, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus

Rachel Denber, deputy director Europe and Central Asia, Human Rights Watch

Gulnoza Said, Europe and Central Asia program coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists

The format will be interactive. It will consist of remarks by the panelists followed by brief interventions from member states interested in making them and a question-and-answer session.

Registration is here.