24.11.2020 Immediately release arrested students and professor!
Joint statement by Belarusian human rights organizations
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.
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.
19.11.2020 Human rights defenders call to release arrested student activists
Statement of Protest against attack on Belarusian Students' Association
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
05.11.2020 19 more persons qualify as political prisoners
Joint statement of the Belarusian human rights organizations
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.
29.10.2020 Immediately release political prisoners Maryia Babovich and Dzianis Hrakhanau!
Joint statement of Belarusian human rights organizations