News for 21 Aug 2020
21.08.2020 UN human rights chief calls to release protesters facing criminal charges
The UN Human Rights Office is continuing to follow developments in Belarus which has seen protests and strikes since the presidential election on 9 August.
21.08.2020 Over 60 protesters facing criminal charges across Belarus
The Human Rights Center “Viasna” knows the names of over sixty persons arrested in various cities of Belarus on criminal charges following the post-election protests.
21.08.2020 After 75 days in prison, opposition activist Pavel Seviarynets suspected of plotting riots
Pavel Seviarynets, political prisoner and co-chairman of the Belarusian Christian Democracy party, will not be released after serving 75 days of administrative detention, according to his mother Tatsiana.
21.08.2020 Amnesty International: Criminal case against opposition is a shocking violation of freedom of expression
This development has once again proved that there is no space in Belarus for any opinion that questions or criticizes President Lukashenka’s government. It has extinguished any remaining illusions that the authorities are interested in respecting human rights and the rule of law.