News for 6 Aug 2021

Release political prisoners Tatsiana Vadalazhskaya and Uladzimir Matskevich!

06.08.2021 Release political prisoners Tatsiana Vadalazhskaya and Uladzimir Matskevich!

Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

Two more political prisoners jailed over post-election rally in Žlobin

06.08.2021 Two more political prisoners jailed over post-election rally in Žlobin

Political prisoners Mikalai Isayenka and Piotr Kanstantsinau were sentenced today by the Žlobin District Court to 18 and 24 months in prison on charges of “organizing or active participation in group actions that gravely breach public order” (Part 1 of Article 342 of the Criminal Code).

Viasna’s Andrei Paluda leaves Belarus, describes detention conditions as inhuman

06.08.2021 Viasna’s Andrei Paluda leaves Belarus, describes detention conditions as inhuman

Andrei Paluda, human rights defender of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" and coordinator of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus”, has left Belarus after detention and imminent criminal charges.

Three years in prison: Man repeatedly convicted of insulting Lukashenka

06.08.2021 Three years in prison: Man repeatedly convicted of insulting Lukashenka

The Zavodski District Court considered a criminal case against Andrei Asaula, who was charged under three articles of the Criminal Code: Part 2 of Art. 368 (“insulting the president”), Art. 364 (“violence or threat of violence against a police officer”) and Art. 369 (“insulting a representative of the authorities”).

UCP leader Mikalai Kazlou sentenced to three months in prison for disclosing investigation data

06.08.2021 UCP leader Mikalai Kazlou sentenced to three months in prison for disclosing investigation data

The Lieninski District Court of Minsk sentenced Mikalai Kazlou, chairman of the opposition United Civil Party (UCP) and a member of the Coordination Council, to three months in jail. He was found guilty under Part 1 of Art. 407 of the Criminal Code for disclosing data in a criminal case targeting the opposition Council.

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