News for June 2021

Two more women convicted for contempt of official

30.06.2021 Two more women convicted for contempt of official

On June 29, two more women were put under house arrest for insulting policemen in comments

Three years of jail for defending his mother: Siarhei Dziatsuk convicted in was passed in Homieĺ

30.06.2021 Three years of jail for defending his mother: Siarhei Dziatsuk convicted in was passed in Homieĺ

On June 30, the Centraĺny Court of Homieĺ passed a verdict in the criminal case against Siarhei Dzitsuk who is accused of violence or threat of violence against police officers.

Ihar Bukas, Dzianis Ivashyn and Dzianis Urad adopted by European MPs

30.06.2021 Ihar Bukas, Dzianis Ivashyn and Dzianis Urad adopted by European MPs

As part of Libereco’s #WeStandBYyou solidarity campaign, Erin McGreehan, Seán Haughey and Jens Geier take over godparenthoods for political prisoners in Belarus.

Woman sentenced to 2 years of house arrest for evicting a "political" assistant prosecutor from her apartment

30.06.2021 Woman sentenced to 2 years of house arrest for evicting a "political" assistant prosecutor from her apartment

On June 30, the Zavadski District Court in Minsk passed a sentence upon 33-year-old Volha Sinialiova who refused to let her apartment to the assistant prosecutor of Frunzenski district of Minsk, Alina Kasjanchyk.

Belarusian human rights organizations recognize six more political prisoners

29.06.2021 Belarusian human rights organizations recognize six more political prisoners

Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

Baranavičy: freedom restriction for tearing down national flag

29.06.2021 Baranavičy: freedom restriction for tearing down national flag

Baranavičy District Court considered the criminal case against Siarhei Muraveika for contempt of the state flag of the Republic of Belarus

Contempt of president cost Hrodna resident one year of prison

29.06.2021 Contempt of president cost Hrodna resident one year of prison

On 28 June Kastryčnicki District Court of Hrodna considered the criminal case against Aliaksandr Babkin, who was accused of insulting the president of Belarus.

Civic Solidarity Platform's anti-torture working group presents its second Index on Torture

29.06.2021 Civic Solidarity Platform's anti-torture working group presents its second Index on Torture

In 2020, the Working Group developed the Index and conducted the first pilot measurement in 8 countries of the OSCE region.

Statement by Belarusian human rights organizations on recognition of five more political prisoners

28.06.2021 Statement by Belarusian human rights organizations on recognition of five more political prisoners

Joint statement of Belarusian human rights organizations

Another minor sentenced to jail time

28.06.2021 Another minor sentenced to jail time

16-year-old Daniil Kalesnikau was sentenced to 1 year and 3 months in a juvenile correction facility.

One year of house arrest for changing words of national anthem

28.06.2021 One year of house arrest for changing words of national anthem

Hanna Vazhnik was found guilty of remaking the national anthem and sentenced to one year of restricted freedom (house arrest).

Amnesty International calls transfer of Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega to house arrest "cynical trick" of Belarus' regime

25.06.2021 Amnesty International calls transfer of Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega to house arrest "cynical trick" of Belarus' regime

Marie Struthers commented on the play of the Belarusian authorities with political prisoners

Human rights organizations issue statement on recognition of eight more political prisoners

25.06.2021 Human rights organizations issue statement on recognition of eight more political prisoners

Joint statement by representatives of Belarusian human rights community

FIDH launches website tracking systematic human rights violations in Belarus

25.06.2021 FIDH launches website tracking systematic human rights violations in Belarus

International Federation for Human Rights announced launching a website that might help mobilize for justice in Belarus.

Pratasevich and Sapega moved to house arrest

25.06.2021 Pratasevich and Sapega moved to house arrest

Raman Pratasevich's father told the BBC today that his son has been transferred to house arrest. The same was confirmed for his partner Sofia Sapega.

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