Protection and Asylum for Human Rights Defender Olga Karach

Urgent Action, 25.08.2023

Following the denial of political asylum by the Lithuanian authorities for the Belarusian peacebuilder and human rights defender Olga Karach (Belarusian: Вольха Карач), the international campaign #protection4olga has just been launched to demand protection and asylum for the director of the organisation Our House.

She has been fighting for human rights in Belarus for years, including the right to conscientious objection to military service, and is therefore persecuted and faces capital punishment in her country of origin, where she has been labelled a «terrorist» by the regime. More (in English and German)

As Urgent Action we have prepared a protest eMail to the Lithuanian government, which you can send via that form (in English and German).