News for 30 Sep 2021
30.09.2021 12 more defendants in defamation trials listed as political prisoners
Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community
30.09.2021 At least 439 people sent to prisons on protest charges: One year after first sentence in post-election trials
One year ago, on September 29, 2020, the first politically motivated verdict was passed for the events related to the rigged presidential election. On that day, Pavel Piaskou and Uladzislau Yeustsihneyeu were convicted under Part 2 of Art. 363 of the Criminal Code for resisting riot police officers during a rally on June 19, in which a riot policeman pulled out a gun to threaten unarmed protesters.
30.09.2021 Imprisoned punk rocker Ihar Bantsar to spend remainder of term in penal colony
The decision was taken in response to a request by the administration of correctional facility No. 9 in Viciebsk, where the man had already served three and a half months.