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Global letter in solidarity with the Belarusian civil society

26.07.2021 Global letter in solidarity with the Belarusian civil society

161 human rights organisations demand an end to the repression against the Human Rights Center Viasna and all other human rights defenders in Belarus.

Viasna leaders remain in detention

26.07.2021 Viasna leaders remain in detention

Ales Bialiatski, chairman of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, Valiantsin Stefanovich, deputy chairman, and Uladzimir Labkovich remain in pre-trial detention in Minsk, nearly two weeks after they were detained together with eight other members of Viasna.

Help release Viasna human rights defenders!

22.07.2021 Help release Viasna human rights defenders!

Ales Bialiatski, Chairman of the Human Rights Centre Viasna, Viasna’s lawyer Uladzimir Labkovich and his partner Nina Labkovich, as well as the Vice Chairman of Viasna, Valiantsin Stefanovich were transferred to pretrial detention on 17 July.

ENEMO calls to release Viasna human rights defenders

20.07.2021 ENEMO calls to release Viasna human rights defenders

Statement by the European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO)

Five political prisoners released after 72 hours of detention. Bialiatski, Stefanovich, and Labkoviches are transferred to pre-trial detention center

17.07.2021 Five political prisoners released after 72 hours of detention. Bialiatski, Stefanovich, and Labkoviches are transferred to pre-trial detention center

On July 17, some human rights defenders who had been detained on 14 July under a criminal case were released from custody after 72 hours of detention.

"We will not stop our human rights activities." Statement by Human Rights Center "Viasna"

14.07.2021 "We will not stop our human rights activities." Statement by Human Rights Center "Viasna"

On 14 July 2021, the Belarusian authorities again attacked human rights organizations and other NGOs, human rights defenders, and activists. Viasna condemns the new wave of repression against members of our organization and civil society in Belarus and declare that we will not stop our human rights activities.

Viasna and other human rights defenders in Belarus under attack

14.07.2021 Viasna and other human rights defenders in Belarus under attack

On July 14 the law enforcement officers came with searches to the human rights activists of "Viasna" and many other human rights organizations.

FIDH and Viasna condemn new attacks on independent media in Belarus

09.07.2021 FIDH and Viasna condemn new attacks on independent media in Belarus

Yesterday, law enforcement officials organised a widescale crackdown on independent media in Belarus. FIDH and Viasna condemn the ongoing attacks which threaten to destroy the last free media in Belarus and what is left of freedom of expression and association in the country.

Viasna's human rights activist spoke about beatings during detention

05.07.2021 Viasna's human rights activist spoke about beatings during detention

Human rights defender and member of the Board of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" Zmitser Salaujou is preparing a petition against the officers of the Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption (GUBOP).

New "godparents" for Belarusian political prisoners

16.06.2021 New "godparents" for Belarusian political prisoners

Members of the German Bundestag and the European Parliament take over godparenthoods for Eduard Kudyniuk, Leanid Sudalenka and Volha Klimkova

Viasna’s imprisoned activists win Czech Homo Homini award

28.04.2021 Viasna’s imprisoned activists win Czech Homo Homini award

The Homo Homini Award for 2020 will be presented to Marfa Rabkova, Andrei Chapiuk, Leanid Sudalenka and Tatsiana Lasitsa.

Viasna marks 25 years

26.04.2021 Viasna marks 25 years

25 years ago today, tens of thousands protested peacefully against President Aliaksandr Lukashenka's plans to usurp power. The authorities responded with violence. It was on this very day, April 26, that a group of activists led by Ales Bialiatski decided to launch an initiative which is now known as Viasna.

Viasna activist Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk walks free after 8 days in jail

22.04.2021 Viasna activist Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk walks free after 8 days in jail

Viasna human rights activist Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk was sentenced to 15 days but walked free early after a successful appeal hearing.

Viasna human rights activist Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk jailed in Baranavičy, goes on hunger strike

15.04.2021 Viasna human rights activist Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk jailed in Baranavičy, goes on hunger strike

Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk, activist of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” in Baranavičy, was sentenced to 15 days in prison. However, it is still unknown what charges he faced.

Ales Bialiatski questioned in Viasna case

09.04.2021 Ales Bialiatski questioned in Viasna case

Ales Bialiatski, chairman of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, has been questioned as a witness in what is known as the “Viasna case”, a criminal investigation into the organization’s alleged involvement in the financing of the 2020 post-election protests.

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