Letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council

We warmly welcome and fully endorse this initiative to increase awareness of the UN Human Rights Council Member and Observer States’ representatives about the level and scale of gross human rights violations continuing in Belarus and still deteriorating these days. The unprecedented level of repressions used against peaceful demonstrators, journalists, lawyers, human rights defenders and many other civil society representatives and their families indeed requires a strong and unambiguous international response.

The Human Rights situation in Belarus, solidarity with and relief to numerous victims of repressions, as well as cooperation with the civil society and grass-root initiatives have always been the core of our activity. We are therefore happy to co-sign this letter and hope that our joint voice will be heard at the international arena.

We thank all associations and human rights organisations involved in preparation and dissemination of this Joint Letter.