News on the topic: defamation

Human rights defenders call to release 8 convicts in defamation trials

16.10.2021 Human rights defenders call to release 8 convicts in defamation trials

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Human rights defenders call to release 73 people detained in Zeltser case

07.10.2021 Human rights defenders call to release 73 people detained in Zeltser case

Statement by the human rights community of Belarus

Over 110 arrested after death of KGB officer

05.10.2021 Over 110 arrested after death of KGB officer

Between September 29 and October 1, Belarusian security forces arrested dozens of people for commenting on the deaths of IT worker Andrei Zeltser and KGB officer Dzmitry Fedasiuk.

12 more defendants in defamation trials listed as political prisoners

30.09.2021 12 more defendants in defamation trials listed as political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

14 new political prisoners

24.09.2021 14 new political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Russian national sent to prison for calling Lukashenka hijacker

20.09.2021 Russian national sent to prison for calling Lukashenka hijacker

Iryna Vikkholm, a Russian citizen and political prisoner, has been sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment a general-security penal colony, after the Maskoŭski Court in Brest found her guilty of “slander against the president” (Article 367 of the Criminal Code of Belarus).

Human rights defenders call to release 9 more persons prosecuted on defamation charges

17.09.2021 Human rights defenders call to release 9 more persons prosecuted on defamation charges

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Critical vlogger given 4 years in prison over ‘slandering’ and ‘insulting’ Lukashenka and top officials

17.09.2021 Critical vlogger given 4 years in prison over ‘slandering’ and ‘insulting’ Lukashenka and top officials

In court, Ruslan Linnik pleaded not guilty, refused to testify, and in his last statement told about the psychological and physical pressure he suffered at the hands of the security forces.

4 more persons imprisoned on defamation charges

03.09.2021 4 more persons imprisoned on defamation charges

Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

HRDs call to release 9 persons convicted of defamation offenses

23.08.2021 HRDs call to release 9 persons convicted of defamation offenses

Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

4 more political prisoners convicted in defamation trials

20.08.2021 4 more political prisoners convicted in defamation trials

Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

Human rights organizations call to release 7 persons convicted in defamation trials

10.08.2021 Human rights organizations call to release 7 persons convicted in defamation trials

Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

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”).

Journalist Hardziyevich re-arrested after guilty verdict

02.08.2021 Journalist Hardziyevich re-arrested after guilty verdict

The Ivanava District Court announced today a verdict in a criminal case against Siarhei Hardziyevich, a Drahičyn-based correspondent for online media outlet “Pieršy Rehijon”.

Human rights organizations call to release 7 persons convicted in defamation trials

31.07.2021 Human rights organizations call to release 7 persons convicted in defamation trials

Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

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