News for 6 Aug 2021
06.08.2021 Release political prisoners Tatsiana Vadalazhskaya and Uladzimir Matskevich!
Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community
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).
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.
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”).
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.