News for June 2021
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
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.
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.
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.
29.06.2021 Belarusian human rights organizations recognize six more political prisoners
Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community
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
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.
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.
28.06.2021 Statement by Belarusian human rights organizations on recognition of five more political prisoners
Joint statement of Belarusian human rights organizations
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.
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).
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
25.06.2021 Human rights organizations issue statement on recognition of eight more political prisoners
Joint statement by representatives of Belarusian human rights community
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.
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.