27 May 2021

HRDs demand release and retrial for political prisoner Iryna Palianina

Joint statement by Belarusian human rights organizations
27 May 2021

12 more names on list of political prisoners

Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community
6 November 2020

Belarus: Writers, artists and cultural workers targeted in repression against the democracy movement

Today, 6 November 2020, the Belarus PEN Centre makes the following call for international support as the government onslaught against the pro-democracy movement continues.
26 October 2020

Joint statement of Belarusian PEN and Union of Belarusian Writers about cultural workers’ repressions

Every week we receive alarming reports about the detentions of our friends – writers, journalists, and cultural workers.
22 October 2020

Statement of the Belarusian PEN Center and the Union of Belarusan Writers in connection with the repressions against freedom of thought and creativity in Belarus

In Belarus, in the post-election period, there has been a targeted pressure on freedom of expression, thought, and creativity. We draw attention to the unprecedented repressions against cultural workers and the members of Belarusian creative organizations.
21 October 2020

Joint statement concerning intimidation and arrests of Belarusian human rights defenders exercising their professional duties

We, Belarusian and international human rights organisations, are alarmed at the increasing cases of intimidation and arrests of Belarusian human rights defenders exercising their professional duties.
6 October 2020


(New York, NY) — The detention of a member of PEN Belarus during a peaceful demonstration in Minsk Sunday represents another vicious attempt to silence cultural leaders of Belarus’ protest movement and hamper the pursuit of democracy, PEN America said today.
30 September 2020

Russian Historian Yuri Dmitriev sentenced to 13 years in revenge for restoring the truth about the Soviet Terror

A court in Russia this week increased the prison sentence of Russian historian Yury Dmitriev to 13 years, just weeks before he was scheduled to be released.
18 September 2020

Statement of the Belarusian arts and culture community in defense of art workers affected by the violence of the authorities

Mass peaceful protests caused by the unprecedented election fraud have continued since 9 August in Minsk and throughout Belarus.