News for August 2021

7 new names on list of political prisoners

31.08.2021 7 new names on list of political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

More political prisoners convicted in Brest

30.08.2021 More political prisoners convicted in Brest

The Lieninski District Court of Brest announced its verdict in another trial involving participants in a September 2020 demonstration dubbed as a “dancing protest” by domestic media, sentencing fourteen more defendants, including three political prisoners, to various terms of restricted freedom (imprisonment in open penitentiaries).

As authorities say they will not prosecute police officers over torture reports, Viasna pledges to continue documenting abuse

27.08.2021 As authorities say they will not prosecute police officers over torture reports, Viasna pledges to continue documenting abuse

The Investigative Committee said yesterday that it would not open any criminal cases, after completing an investigation into some 680 statements filed by post-election protesters to report torture and other types of ill-treatment at the hands of security forces.

Observatory urges Belarus to release Viasna members ahead of trial in Homieĺ

26.08.2021 Observatory urges Belarus to release Viasna members ahead of trial in Homieĺ

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Belarus.

Members of Parliament from Sweden and Ireland adopt political prisoners Dzianis Khazei, Aliaksandr Kazlianka and Valiantsin Kolb

26.08.2021 Members of Parliament from Sweden and Ireland adopt political prisoners Dzianis Khazei, Aliaksandr Kazlianka and Valiantsin Kolb

As part of Libereco’s #WeStandBYyou solidarity campaign, Lotta Olsson (Swedish Parliament, The Moderates), Laila Naraghi (Swedish Parliament, Social Democratic Party) and Gerard Craughwell (Seanad Éireann, Independent, Ireland) are taking over godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus.

Human rights defenders demand retrials and release of four new political prisoners

25.08.2021 Human rights defenders demand retrials and release of four new political prisoners

Statement by the human rights community of Belarus

HRDs call to release 9 persons convicted of defamation offenses

23.08.2021 HRDs call to release 9 persons convicted of defamation offenses

Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

Trial of Viasna’s Homieĺ members set for September 3

23.08.2021 Trial of Viasna’s Homieĺ members set for September 3

Human rights defender of Viasna Leanid Sudalenka and volunteer Tatsiana Lasitsa have been detained for seven months.

6 more political prisoners convicted over “riots” in Brest

21.08.2021 6 more political prisoners convicted over “riots” in Brest

The Maskoŭski District Court of Brest announced a verdict in the case of “mass disorders” that allegedly took place on August 10, 2020.

Political prisoners Ihar Liashchenia, Viktar Kuushynau are free

21.08.2021 Political prisoners Ihar Liashchenia, Viktar Kuushynau are free

Viktar Kuushynau, product director at the PandaDoc software company, and Ihar Liashchenia, former Belarusian ambassador to Slovakia, were released yesterday.

4 more political prisoners convicted in defamation trials

20.08.2021 4 more political prisoners convicted in defamation trials

Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

Press Club members released after 8 months in detention

19.08.2021 Press Club members released after 8 months in detention

Four members of Press Club Belarus, founder and chairperson Yuliya Slutskaya, her son Piotr Slutski, financial director Siarhei Alsheuski and program director Ala Sharko, have been released after spending eight months in pre-trial detention, nashaniva.com said.

Human rights defenders call to release BelaPAN employees

19.08.2021 Human rights defenders call to release BelaPAN employees

Statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

7 more protesters listed as political prisoners

18.08.2021 7 more protesters listed as political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

“No more fear they can be taken out for execution”. The Kostseu brothers meet with family for first time after pardon

18.08.2021 “No more fear they can be taken out for execution”. The Kostseu brothers meet with family for first time after pardon

Illia Kostseu and Stanislau Kostseu, two brothers and former death row prisoners, have been allowed to see their family for the first time since they were pardoned in April 2021, according to their sister Hanna.

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