Belarus: Crackdown on Children

The shocking government clampdown on dissent in Belarus demonstrates a blatant disregard for human rights: children, cultural figures, women, pensioners, medical workers, students and academics, trade unionists and other groups have all been targeted. Standing in solidarity, Amnesty International is highlighting some of the human rights violations each of these groups has suffered, illustrating the deep-rooted and pervasive nature of government repression in Belarus. Children have been victims of human rights violations arising from the demonstrations. They have been deprived of their right to peaceful assembly and sometimes they have been caught up in police actions as protest participants, and as unwitting passers-by.

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