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PRESS-RELEASE 17.09.2020: Liliya Vlasova, a member of the Coordination Council, has been in detention for 18 days. What is known about her situation now?

It has already been 18 days since Liliya Vlasova — international mediator, famous lawyer, 67-year-old wife, mother and grandmother — is in custody. What is known about her now? How the events around Vlasova developed On August 31, 2020, the Financial Investigation Department of the State Control Committee detained Liliya Vlasova, a member of the […]

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IBAHRI urges release of detained Belarusian lawyer Liliya Vlasova

The recent detention of prominent Belarusian lawyer and international mediator Liliya Vlasova is of deep concern to the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI). The IBAHRI urges the authorities of the Republic of Belarus to release her immediately. Ms Vlasova is a member of the Presidium of the Coordination Council (the Coordination Council) – an independent entity established by civil […]

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Letter from Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe on arrest of lawyer Lilia Vlasova

President Alexander Lukashenko38, Karl Marx Street220016, MinskRepublic of BelarusBrussels, 2 September 2020 Subject: Arrest of lawyer Lilia Vlasova Your Excellency,I am writing to you on behalf of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), which represents the bars and law societies of 45 countries, and through them more than 1 million European […]

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RadioFreeEurope: Belarus Detains Opposition Figure, Jails Strike Leader

Belarusian authorities on August 31 jailed a strike leader and detained a top member of an opposition council aiming to coordinate a transition of power, in the latest attempt by authoritarian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka to quell opposition to his 26-year rule. Police from the financial-crimes unit detained Lilia Vlasova, one of seven members of the […]

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Press release on the detention of Liliya Vlasova

On the afternoon of August 31, the Financial Investigations Department of the State Control Committee of Belarus detained Liliya Vlasova, a renowned Belarusian lawyer and member of the Presidium of the Coordination Council. The government has not yet filed official charges against her, but Ms. Vlasova’s detention is likely connected with her activities on behalf […]