Dead protester convicted of attempted murder

25.02.2021 Dead protester convicted of attempted murder

Henadz Shutau, a protester killed in Brest on August 11, has been found guilty of attempting to murder a law enforcement officer, according to a ruling by the Brest Regional Court. His friend, Aliaksandr Kardziukou, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on the same charge.

Viasna calls to release its activist Dzmitry Salauyou and end repression of human rights defenders

19.02.2021 Viasna calls to release its activist Dzmitry Salauyou and end repression of human rights defenders

Statement by the Board of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Viasna human rights defender Dzmitry Salauyou sentenced to 12 days in prison

18.02.2021 Viasna human rights defender Dzmitry Salauyou sentenced to 12 days in prison

Dzmitry Salauyou, human rights defender and member of the Board of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, was sentenced today to 12 days of administrative detention, after Judge Anzhalika Kazlova of the Minsk District Court found him guilty of “illegal picketing” (Art. 23.34 of the Administrative Code).

Belsat TV journalists sentenced to 2 years in prison

18.02.2021 Belsat TV journalists sentenced to 2 years in prison

Katsiaryna Bakhvalava (Andreyeva) and Darya Chultsova, journalists working with the Belsat TV channel, were sentenced to 2 years’ imprisonment in a general-security penitentiary each, after Judhe Natallia Buhuk of the Frunzienski District Court of Minsk found them today guilty of involvement in “group actions gravely breaching public order” (Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code).

Statement on the unprecedented attack on Belarusian human rights defenders

17.02.2021 Statement on the unprecedented attack on Belarusian human rights defenders

Assistance to victims of reprisals is increasingly becoming a reason for criminal proceedings against Belarusians defending human rights.

BAJ, Viasna under attack

16.02.2021 BAJ, Viasna under attack

At least 25 human rights defenders, mostly working with the Belarusian Association of Journalists and the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, have been either detained or targeted in police raids this morning. Several offices were searched, both in Minsk and across Belarus, including Viasna’s office in Minsk.

10 more arrested protesters declared political prisoners

15.02.2021 10 more arrested protesters declared political prisoners

Joint statement by the human rights organizations of Belarus

Hands off Marfa, hands off Viasna, hands off human rights defenders!

12.02.2021 Hands off Marfa, hands off Viasna, hands off human rights defenders!

Statement by the Board of the Human Rights Center "Viasna"

Viasna’s Marfa Rabkova faces new charges

12.02.2021 Viasna’s Marfa Rabkova faces new charges

On February 11, Marfa Rabkova, coordinator of Viasna’s volunteer network, faced new criminal charges of “inciting social hostility to the government by a group of unidentified individuals” (Part 3 of Art. 130) and “involvement in a criminal organization” (Part 2 of Art. 285 of the Criminal Code).

Seven convicts in defamation and flag desecration trials called political prisoners

10.02.2021 Seven convicts in defamation and flag desecration trials called political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Human rights defenders insist on retrials for 11 more political prisoners

09.02.2021 Human rights defenders insist on retrials for 11 more political prisoners

Joint statement of the Belarusian human rights community

Political prisoner Artsiom Sauchuk sentenced to 4 years in prison

09.02.2021 Political prisoner Artsiom Sauchuk sentenced to 4 years in prison

Judge Yuliya Blizniuk of the Frunzienski District Court of Minsk has sentenced political prisoner Artsiom Sauchuk to 4 years in a medium-security penal colony, finding him guilty under Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code.

Convicted blogger Pavel Spiryn is political prisoner

08.02.2021 Convicted blogger Pavel Spiryn is political prisoner

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights organizations

Freedom for Siarhei Drazdouski and Aleh Hrableuski!

05.02.2021 Freedom for Siarhei Drazdouski and Aleh Hrableuski!

Human rights defenders demand the immediate release of Siarhei Drazdouski and Aleh Hrableuski, activists of the Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

We demand immediate release of political prisoners Stefan Lazavik and Viktar Losik

04.02.2021 We demand immediate release of political prisoners Stefan Lazavik and Viktar Losik

Joint statement of Belarusian human rights organizations

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