Prosecution of Belarusian journalists Ekaterina Bakhvalova and Daria Chultsova violates their right to freedom of expression

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A woman holds a sign with an image of Belarusian President Lukashenko that reads "Next stop: The Hague" (referring to the International Criminal Court), during a solidarity protest by Belarusians living in exile, Hamburg, Germany, 15 August 2020, Markus Scholz/picture alliance via Getty Images

Repression and resistance in Belarus: A monthly chronology

A monthly chronology of repression and resistance in Belarus, based on the work of IFEX members and other international and domestic actors.

A riot police officer guards State Flag Square, with the Supreme Court building in the background, during mass protests against the presidential election results, in Minsk, Belarus, 20 September 2020, Valery Sharifulin/TASS via Getty Images

IFEX stands with Belarusian Association of Journalists following court-ordered dissolution, calls on global community to support Belarusian rights defenders

IFEX expresses solidarity with its member the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), following today’s politically-motivated decision by the Belarus Supreme Court to liquidate the organisation. We call on the international community to support all Belarusian journalists and rights defenders whose lives and livelihoods are under threat.

Belarusian women march holding umbrellas in the colours of the former white-red-white flag of Belarus in solidarity with those who are imprisoned, in Minsk, 18 July 2021, STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images

Amidst escalating crackdown, international community must stand with the people of Belarus

The international community needs to urgently show solidarity with all Belarusian individuals and organisations struggling for their basic human rights, often at great cost to their own lives and livelihoods. The Belarus government’s escalating crackdown must be met with intensified international efforts to pressure the Lukašenka administration to change course and respect the human rights of the Belarusian people.