Belarus: Amnesty International oral statement delivered at the UN Human Rights Council 46th session re: Belarus’ adoption of UPR recommendations

We are witnessing the most serious civil and political human rights crisis in Belarus’ post-independence history, following the widely contested presidential election in August 2020. Protests continue to be violently suppressed and an estimated 30,000 people have been arbitrarily arrested, often by armed, masked, unidentified men, using excessive force.

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