News on the topic: Viasna
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.
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.
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.
20.07.2021 ENEMO calls to release Viasna human rights defenders
Statement by the European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.