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7 new names on list of political prisoners

31.08.2021 7 new names on list of political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

More political prisoners convicted in Brest

30.08.2021 More political prisoners convicted in Brest

The Lieninski District Court of Brest announced its verdict in another trial involving participants in a September 2020 demonstration dubbed as a “dancing protest” by domestic media, sentencing fourteen more defendants, including three political prisoners, to various terms of restricted freedom (imprisonment in open penitentiaries).

6 more political prisoners convicted over “riots” in Brest

21.08.2021 6 more political prisoners convicted over “riots” in Brest

The Maskoŭski District Court of Brest announced a verdict in the case of “mass disorders” that allegedly took place on August 10, 2020.

7 more protesters listed as political prisoners

18.08.2021 7 more protesters listed as political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

3 to 4 1/2 years in prison: Six political prisoners convicted in another trial over Brest “riots”

12.08.2021 3 to 4 1/2 years in prison: Six political prisoners convicted in another trial over Brest “riots”

The Lieninski District Court of Brest announced today its verdict in the third trial of protesters accused of “rioting” during the post-election events of August 9-10, 2020.

Runaway MMA fighter sentenced to prison term over “violent resistance” to police

11.08.2021 Runaway MMA fighter sentenced to prison term over “violent resistance” to police

Earlier, Aliaksei Kudzin was extradited from Russia despite Strasbourg Court decision.

10 more protesters recognized as political prisoners

10.08.2021 10 more protesters recognized as political prisoners

Joint statement by 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).

Human rights groups call to release five new political prisoners

05.08.2021 Human rights groups call to release five new political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Political prisoner Ihar Laptanovich sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison

04.08.2021 Political prisoner Ihar Laptanovich sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison

On August 4, the Maskoŭski District Court of Brest convicted twelve defendants in the seventh trial of the so-called “dancing protest case” (Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code, participation in actions that grossly violate public order).

7 new names on list of political prisoners

30.07.2021 7 new names on list of political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

9 new names on list of political prisoners

19.07.2021 9 new names on list of political prisoners

Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

Political prisoner Viachaslau Papou sentenced to three years of “khimiya” over post-election protests, released in the courtroom

10.06.2021 Political prisoner Viachaslau Papou sentenced to three years of “khimiya” over post-election protests, released in the courtroom

The Lieninski District Court of Minsk convicted political prisoner Viachaslau Papou, who was accused of “active participation in group actions that grossly violated public order” (Part 1 of Article 342 of the Criminal Code). The charges stemmed from Papou’s involvement in the post-election protests of August and September 2020.

Four political prisoners sentenced to 5 years each for plotting riots that never happened

10.06.2021 Four political prisoners sentenced to 5 years each for plotting riots that never happened

The Maskoŭski District Court of Minsk convicted today four political prisoners, who volunteered at Viktar Babaryka’s presidential campaign, Ihar Yarmolau, Dzmitry Kanapelka, Uladzislau Karetski, and Mikalai Saseu, who were accused of “preparing for riots” (Part 1, Article 13 and Part 2, Article 293 of the Criminal Code) and “other training of persons to participate in riots” (Part 3 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code).

More peaceful protesters convicted in Brest

08.06.2021 More peaceful protesters convicted in Brest

The Brest District Court convicted today the third part of defendants in a massive criminal case opened after the events of September 13, 2002, when several hundred protesters were dispersed by a water cannon and faced charges under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code.

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