Two jailed over post-election protests in Pinsk

21.10.2021 Two jailed over post-election protests in Pinsk

The Lieninski District Court of Brest has sentenced political prisoner Illia Bokhan to three and a half years in prison on charges of involvement in ‘riots’ in the aftermath of the rigged presidential election of August 2020.

“He tore my clothes, beat and insulted me.” Survivor stories

21.10.2021 “He tore my clothes, beat and insulted me.” Survivor stories

Nearly one year ago, on October 25, Aliaksandra (not her real name) was arrested while she was hiding with her friends in the entrance hall of an apartment building after the dispersal of a peaceful protest in Minsk. She was half strangled with her own scarf and her shoulder was injured. The girl told her story to Viasna.

Political prisoner Dzmitry Furmanau is free

21.10.2021 Political prisoner Dzmitry Furmanau is free

Political prisoner Dzmitry Furmanau has been released after 18 months in prison, RFE/RL’s Belarus service said.

Prison conditions for people arrested for commenting on killed KGB officer amount to torture

19.10.2021 Prison conditions for people arrested for commenting on killed KGB officer amount to torture

Most people detained last month for commenting on the Zeltser case are being held in inhumane conditions, according to their families.

Another protester convicted in Hrodna

19.10.2021 Another protester convicted in Hrodna

Political prisoner Aleh Khichou has been convicted over his involvement in a post-election protest of August 10, 2020, after a trial that lasted three months.

"A person who stands for national values and whose life is driven by them"

18.10.2021 "A person who stands for national values and whose life is driven by them"

Alena Laptsionak, a member of Viasna, tells Radio Racyja about Viasna leader Ales Bialiatski.

#FreeViasna: Weekly news digest on Viasna’s imprisoned human rights defenders

18.10.2021 #FreeViasna: Weekly news digest on Viasna’s imprisoned human rights defenders

On September 17, dozens of Belarusian and international human rights groups launched #FreeViasna, the campaign of solidarity with the imprisoned human rights activists of Viasna. Here’s the latest news about the Viasna members held behind bars.

Human rights defenders call to release 8 convicts in defamation trials

16.10.2021 Human rights defenders call to release 8 convicts in defamation trials

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

FIDH: Accusations against Viasna are baseless

15.10.2021 FIDH: Accusations against Viasna are baseless

Several members of Viasna, including its Chairman Ales Bialiatski, and FIDH Vice President Valiantsin Stefanovic, were charged with tax evasion on a large scale. FIDH believes, however, that the real motive behind these baseless charges is to eradicate civil society in Belarus.

Happy birthday, Valiantsin!

14.10.2021 Happy birthday, Valiantsin!

Today Valiantsin Stefanovich, deputy chairman of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” and Vice President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), celebrates his 49th birthday.

3 and 2 ½ years: prosecution requests prison terms for Viasna members in Homieĺ

14.10.2021 3 and 2 ½ years: prosecution requests prison terms for Viasna members in Homieĺ

Judge Siarhei Salouski is expected to announce his verdict in the coming days.

Ministry of Justice suspends Tsikhanouski’s key lawyer Natallia Matskevich

13.10.2021 Ministry of Justice suspends Tsikhanouski’s key lawyer Natallia Matskevich

Natallia Matskevich, the key lawyer in the trial of opposition activist Siarhei Tsikhanouski, has been suspended by the Ministry of Justice, according to BHC and BAJ.

6 more protesters listed as political prisoners

13.10.2021 6 more protesters listed as political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Siarhei Krupenich and Anastasiya Krupenich-Kandratsiyeva are political prisoners

12.10.2021 Siarhei Krupenich and Anastasiya Krupenich-Kandratsiyeva are political prisoners

Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

Tsikhanouskaya’s campaign volunteer convicted in Minsk

12.10.2021 Tsikhanouskaya’s campaign volunteer convicted in Minsk

The Saviecki District Court of Minsk sentenced political prisoner Aliaksandr Dabryianik to three years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary (“khimiya”) on charges of “organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them”.

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