Human Rights Situation in Belarus: August 2021

02.09.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: August 2021

During the month, the authorities continued to actively prosecute individuals for political reasons. Viasna knows the names of at least 136 people convicted in August in politically motivated criminal trials.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: July 2021

03.08.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: July 2021

On July 14, three more members of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” were detained on criminal charges: Ales Bialiatski, chairman of the organization, Valiantsin Stefanovich, member of Viasna’s Board and vice-president of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and Uladzimir Labkovich, lawyer and coordinator of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections”.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: June 2021

03.07.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: June 2021

The Human Rights Center “Viasna” is ware of at least 125 people were convicted in politically motivated criminal trials during the month.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: May 2021

02.06.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: May 2021

In May, the authorities continued to actively prosecute people for political reasons. According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, since August 2020, more than 3,000 criminal cases have been opened for violating the procedure of holding mass events and protests.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: April 2021

03.05.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: April 2021

During the month, the human rights situation in the country continued to deteriorate.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: March 2021

02.04.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: March 2021

The authorities continued to actively prosecute individuals for political reasons. There were 325 political prisoners, as of the end of March, and their number continues to increase.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: February 2021

03.03.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: February 2021

The human rights situation in the country continued to deteriorate, indicating an even greater aggravation of the already profound human rights crisis.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: January 2021

02.02.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: January 2021

Experts of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" note the continuing intensification of repression and further deterioration of the human rights crisis in the country.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus in 2020. Analytical Review by Viasna

08.01.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus in 2020. Analytical Review by Viasna

The 2020 repressions are unprecedented for the entire history of Belarus and testify to the profound human rights crisis in the country, which has led to the international isolation of Belarus and repeated sanctions by the EU, the U.S. and the UK.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: December 2020

31.12.2020 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: December 2020

Viasna experts note the continuation of the intensification of repressions and the further aggravation of the human rights crisis in the country. During the month, the country's authorities did not demonstrate their readiness to resolve the crisis and to engage in real dialogue with society.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: November 2020

03.12.2020 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: November 2020

The authorities continued to actively prosecute citizens for political reasons. There are 146 political prisoners held in prisons, as their number continues to increase. A total of over 900 individuals have been targeted by criminal cases during the presidential campaign and in the post-election period.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: October 2020

02.11.2020 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: October 2020

During the month, the authorities continued to routinely prosecute citizens for political reasons. There are 101 political prisoners at the moment, and the number continues to increase. The total number of people targeted by criminal cases in the election and post-election period is more than 700 people.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: September 2020

02.10.2020 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: September 2020

During the month, the authorities actively applied criminal prosecution for political reasons. Seventy-four political prisoners continued to be held in detention, and the number continues to grow. The total number of citizens held in criminal cases during the electoral and post-electoral periods has reached 242.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: August 2020

02.09.2020 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: August 2020

Viasna deplores the existence of a deep human rights crisis in the country, which affects almost every aspect of civil and political rights. The crisis has led to gross violations of the rights of thousands of citizens and requires immediate settlement, including with the intervention of international organizations.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: July 2020

03.08.2020 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: July 2020

The presidential campaign takes place against the background of continuous repression, in an atmosphere of fear and intimidation of society. July was marked by a continued deterioration of the human rights situation in the country, which can be described as a crisis.

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