Immediately release arrested students and professor!

24.11.2020 Immediately release arrested students and professor!

Joint statement by Belarusian human rights organizations

380 detained on Day 106 of post-election protests

23.11.2020 380 detained on Day 106 of post-election protests

At least 379 protesters were detained yesterday in Minsk and other cities of Belarus, according to Viasna’s database. Only a few were released, while most are expected to stand administrative trials in the coming days.

Convicted protesters lose appeal in “resisting arrest” trial

20.11.2020 Convicted protesters lose appeal in “resisting arrest” trial

The Minsk City Court upheld today the sentences of imprisonment earlier handed down to two protesters arrested on charges of using violence when resisting arrest at an election rally. The sentences were condemned as politically motivated by the country’s human rights community.

Human rights defenders call to release arrested student activists

19.11.2020 Human rights defenders call to release arrested student activists

Statement of Protest against attack on Belarusian Students' Association

Viasna journalist gets 15 more days in prison

18.11.2020 Viasna journalist gets 15 more days in prison

Maryna Kastylianchanka, Viasna member and journalist, has been sentenced to another 15 days of administrative detention, after a mock trial held in the Baranavičy detention facility on Tuesday, November 17.

Position of Belarusian human rights organizations on the death of Raman Bandarenka

16.11.2020 Position of Belarusian human rights organizations on the death of Raman Bandarenka

Numerous video footage of the incident and testimonies by eyewitnesses allow us to conclude that officers of special units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus were involved in the crime with a high degree of probability.

Over 1,000 detained again in Sunday protests

16.11.2020 Over 1,000 detained again in Sunday protests

At least 1,127 protesters were detained yesterday across Belarus, as riot police and other law enforcement officers violently dispersed a dozen protests, including the 14th consecutive weekly demonstration in Minsk since the August 9 presidential election.

Ales Bialiatski: “The fault for Raman Bandarenka’s death lies with the Interior Ministry”

13.11.2020 Ales Bialiatski: “The fault for Raman Bandarenka’s death lies with the Interior Ministry”

Last night, November 12, a 31-year-old artist Raman Bandarenka died in a Minsk hospital after being beaten by unknown persons believed to be plain-clothed police officers. The Human Rights Center "Viasna" demands the initiation of a criminal case, investigation and punishment for those responsible for Raman's death.

Nearly 1,000 criminal cases: Aftermath of presidential election and post-election protests

12.11.2020 Nearly 1,000 criminal cases: Aftermath of presidential election and post-election protests

Over 900 persons in Belarus have been targeted by criminal charges related to the August 9 presidential election and the post-election protests that followed, according to Viasna’s estimates.

Three months after, still no justice for people who died in protests

11.11.2020 Three months after, still no justice for people who died in protests

In August, within days of one another, three people were laid to rest after attending post-election protests that were met with police violence and non-lethal weapons. In Minsk, Aliaksandr Taraikouski died from a rubber bullet wound. Henadz Shutau from Brest died a few days later under similar circumstances. Aliaksandr Vikhor from Homieĺ was detained, and three days later, the young man died in hospital.

Eduard Palchys new political prisoner

09.11.2020 Eduard Palchys new political prisoner

Joint statement by the human rights organizations of Belarus on recognizing Eduard Palchys as a political prisoner

Over 1,000 protesters detained amid violent dispersals

09.11.2020 Over 1,000 protesters detained amid violent dispersals

Over 1,000 peaceful protesters were detained yesterday, mostly in Minsk and in other cities of Belarus, as riot police and other law enforcement forces violently dispersed a dozen demonstrations. The Minsk protest was the thirteenth consecutive Sunday assembly held since the August 9 election.

19 more persons qualify as political prisoners

05.11.2020 19 more persons qualify as political prisoners

Joint statement of the Belarusian human rights organizations

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.

Immediately release political prisoners Maryia Babovich and Dzianis Hrakhanau!

29.10.2020 Immediately release political prisoners Maryia Babovich and Dzianis Hrakhanau!

Joint statement of Belarusian human rights organizations

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