#Belarus

Arbitrarily detained, released after 5 days: Eco-activist Irina Sukhy spent almost a week in a detention for participating on a peaceful protest

Arbitrarily detained, released after 5 days: Eco-activist Irina Sukhy spent almost a week in a detention for participating on a peaceful protest

At the beginning of September, many environmental activists were detained in Belarus , which has caused a wave of indignation and solidarity across Europe. Among others, also...

Environmental activists are being arrested in Belarus. Arnika is calling for an end of the persecution

Environmental activists are being arrested in Belarus. Arnika is calling for an end of the persecution

In the past three days, repressive forces of the Belarusian state are trying to detain members of the board of the environmental organization Ecohome. According to the NGO...

Public air monitoring project AirMQ continues a series of educational webinars for residents of Belarusian cities

Public air monitoring project AirMQ continues a series of educational webinars for residents of Belarusian cities

A series of educational webinars organized by NGO Ecohome, which started on April 17, 2020, continued on June 11. The latest webinar was dedicated to the Covid-19 pandemic and...

Resurgence of activist persecution in Belarus: Brest activists under arrest

Resurgence of activist persecution in Belarus: Brest activists under arrest

On April 17 and 18, three Brest activists - Dmitry Bekalyuk, Alexander Kabanov and Dmitry Androsyuk - were detained before the “feeding of pigeons” - a weekly Sunday protest...

European study exposing toxic e-waste chemicals in children’s products spurs calls for policy to end recycling exemptions for hazardous waste

European study exposing toxic e-waste chemicals in children’s products spurs calls for policy to end recycling exemptions for hazardous waste

Environmental health researchers released alarming evidence [1] today that toxic brominated flame retardants, hazardous chemicals from electronic waste that are known to disrupt...

Czech NGO Arnika helped solving tens of environmental problems in Belarus

Czech NGO Arnika helped solving tens of environmental problems in Belarus

Tree-cutting, recycling, and illegal landfill. Those are the main reasons the Belarusians seek out experts from non-governmental environmental organizations. To make it happen, a...

IPEN CEE Regional Meeting Participants Visit Czech Chemical Factory

IPEN CEE Regional Meeting Participants Visit Czech Chemical Factory

How to deal with toxic pollution: That was the main theme of the IPEN Central and Eastern Europe Regional Meeting that took place in Prague in October, 2017. The three-day...

Governments call for stronger protection of environmental activists and criticize Belarus for persecution

Governments call for stronger protection of environmental activists and criticize Belarus for persecution

Governments of 46 countries are seriously concerned over harassment of environmental defenders which is increasing globally. Budva Declaration, of the UNECE Aarhus Convention...

Shrinking space for civic society: Public participation in decision-making on environment deteriorates

Shrinking space for civic society: Public participation in decision-making on environment deteriorates

A large number of countries are failing to adhere to the agreed provisions of the international Aarhus Convention which concerns environmental democracy. While the post-Soviet...

“Stop the persecution of environmental activists!” a new website for whistle-blowers appeals

“Stop the persecution of environmental activists!” a new website for whistle-blowers appeals

A new project launched by non-governmental organizations from the Czech Republic and Belarus aims to fight against dangerously rising statistics of persecuted activists. The...

Belarusian activists has been freed after week, many people remain in prison

Belarusian activists has been freed after week, many people remain in prison

Activists Maryna Dubina, Xenie Maljukova and Alena Dubovik have been released from detention after a week; they are from EcoHome, an NGO. Police arrested them because of...

Belarusian ecological activists jailed, “Let them go!” demands Arnika

Belarusian ecological activists jailed, “Let them go!” demands Arnika

Although the meeting took place quietly and with the correct permit, approximately fifty people were arrested without justification and brutally attacked on 15 March in Minsk,...