Stage play, quiz, "prison experiment": events of the Week against Torture, June 24–30

Stage play, quiz, "prison experiment": events of the Week against Torture, June 24–30

June 26 is the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

The statement on the recognition of 17 people as political prisoners

The statement on the recognition of 17 people as political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Franak Viachorka was sentenced in absentia to 20 years of imprisonment

Franak Viachorka was sentenced in absentia to 20 years of imprisonment

The verdict was handed down by judge Valiantsina Ziankevich.

We demand to overturn the verdict against Leanid Sudalenka, to stop court arbitrariness and persecution of human rights defenders

We demand to overturn the verdict against Leanid Sudalenka, to stop court arbitrariness and persecution of human rights defenders

Statement of the Viasna Human Rights Center

The statement on the recognition of 15 people as political prisoners

The statement on the recognition of 15 people as political prisoners

Joint statement of the human rights coalition

Three MPs from Finland, Germany and Italy take on godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus

Three MPs from Finland, Germany and Italy take on godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus

As part of solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou, Oras Tynkkynen (Vihreä liitto, Suomen eduskunta, Finland), Pina Picierno (Partito Democratico, Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, European Parliament, Italy) and Sandra Bubendorfer-Licht (Freie Demokratische Partei, German Bundestag) have taken on a godparenthood for Alesia Liantsevich, Katsiaryna Kalybenka and Anastasiya Lazarenka.

Leanid Sudalenka: "I will stop respecting my legal profession if I give up"

Leanid Sudalenka: "I will stop respecting my legal profession if I give up"

The human rights defender speaks about his trial in absentia, special proceedings, violation of rights during the trial, and his future plans.

Five years of imprisonment in a high security colony and a huge fine: the verdict of human rights activist Leanid Sudalenka

Five years of imprisonment in a high security colony and a huge fine: the verdict of human rights activist Leanid Sudalenka

Leanid Sudalenka is one of the first human rights defenders who faced criminal prosecution after the 2020 presidential election.

"The head of the colony personally beats up political prisoners." A former prisoner speaks about the Viciebsk colony

"The head of the colony personally beats up political prisoners." A former prisoner speaks about the Viciebsk colony

He secretly brought the contacts of his cellmates out from prison and persuaded the "activists" to work with political prisoners.

The statement on the recognition of 5 people as political prisoners

The statement on the recognition of 5 people as political prisoners

Statement by the human rights community of Belarus

The pressure continues: what happened to political prisoners between May 23 and June 14

The pressure continues: what happened to political prisoners between May 23 and June 14

Viasna reports the latest news about political prisoners.

Serbia: Stop the Extradition of Andrey Gnyot to Belarus

Serbia: Stop the Extradition of Andrey Gnyot to Belarus

The Belgrade High Court ordered the extradition of Belarusian filmmaker and co-founder of the “Free Association of Athletes SOS-BY”, Andrey Gnyot, from Serbia to Belarus.

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