News for December 2021

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: December 2021

31.12.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: December 2021

In December, the authorities continued to apply politically motivated prosecution, issuing excessively harsh punishments to individual political prisoners.

 “Viasna” telegram channel and social networks recognized as “extremist”

30.12.2021  “Viasna” telegram channel and social networks recognized as “extremist”

On December 30, 2021, the court of the Čychunačny District Court of Homieĺ recognized the content of “Viasna” telegram channel and social networks as “extremist materials”.

Human rights defenders call to release three new political prisoners

30.12.2021 Human rights defenders call to release three new political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

The most high-profile cases of torture in Belarus in 2021

29.12.2021 The most high-profile cases of torture in Belarus in 2021

During this year's trials, the society learned about the horrific details of the beating and torture of political prisoners Mikola Dziadok, Stsiapan Latypau, Dzmitry Dubouski, Ihar Alinevich, Siarhei Ramanau and Dzmitry Rezanovich, Volha Zalatar, Yahor Martsinovich, Yegor Dudnikov and Artsiom Bayarski.

Another six names added to the list of political prisoners

29.12.2021 Another six names added to the list of political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

IRDORATH musicians sentenced to one and a half years in prison each

28.12.2021 IRDORATH musicians sentenced to one and a half years in prison each

On December 28, 2021, the Leninski District Court of Minsk sentenced three political prisoners, musicians of the of IRDORATH band Yuliya Marchanka, Piotr Marchanka and Anton Shnip, to 1,5 years in prison.

#FreedomLetters campaign took place in several Lithuanian cities

28.12.2021 #FreedomLetters campaign took place in several Lithuanian cities

"Viasna" human rights activists, together with the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs representatives, organized a series of #FreedomLetters actions to sign postcards to political prisoners in Belarus.

Eight names added to the list of political prisoners

28.12.2021 Eight names added to the list of political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Political prisoner Yegor Dudnikov sentenced to 11 years in prison

27.12.2021 Political prisoner Yegor Dudnikov sentenced to 11 years in prison

On December 27, the Minsk City Court announced a verdict in the criminal case against a 21-year-old political prisoner and a Russian citizen Yegor Dudnikov.

#FreeViasna: Weekly news digest on Viasna’s imprisoned human rights defenders

27.12.2021 #FreeViasna: Weekly news digest on Viasna’s imprisoned human rights defenders

The latest news about the imprisoned "Viasna" members

HRDs call for retrials and release of three political prisoners

24.12.2021 HRDs call for retrials and release of three political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Student Zlata Yanukovich sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom

24.12.2021 Student Zlata Yanukovich sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom

On December 24, 2021, the Leninski District Court handed down a verdict in the criminal case against Zlata Yanukovich, a third-year student of the Belarusian State University.

Political prisoner Artsiom Tabakar sentenced to 1 year in prison

24.12.2021 Political prisoner Artsiom Tabakar sentenced to 1 year in prison

On December 24, 2021, Leninsky Court of Minsk handed down a verdict on the 27-year-old political prisoner Artsiom Tabakar's case.

Human rights defenders insist on retrials and release of eight political prisoners

23.12.2021 Human rights defenders insist on retrials and release of eight political prisoners

Statement by the human rights community of Belarus

Statement on recognition of Dzmitry Dubouski, Dzmitry Rezanovich, Ihar Alinevich and Siarhei Ramanau as political prisoners

23.12.2021 Statement on recognition of Dzmitry Dubouski, Dzmitry Rezanovich, Ihar Alinevich and Siarhei Ramanau as political prisoners

Statement by the human rights community in Belarus

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