News for January 2022
31.01.2022 #FreeViasna: Weekly news digest on Viasna’s imprisoned human rights defenders
Latest news about imprisoned Viasna members from January 24 to 30
31.01.2022 Six political prisoners in the “hay bale case” sentenced to prison. Security forces painted swastika on the detainees
On January 31, the Staŭbcy District Court pronounced verdicts to seven political prisoners in the "painted hay bale case"
31.01.2022 Members of Parliament from Germany and the United Kingdom adopt political prisoners from Belarus
Political prisoners Dzmitry Ivashkou, Vladimir Zhuravko, and Viachaslau Rahashchuk got their godparents as part of Libereco’s solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou
28.01.2022 The Clooney Foundation for Justice publishes a report on the trial of Viktar Babaryka
The lawers concluded that the fair trial standards for the former presidential nominee were violated
28.01.2022 Viasna chairman Ales Bialiatski remains behind the bars
The court did not grant his appeal against the extension of the detention term
28.01.2022 Four political prisoners accused of hacking the government computer system sentenced to 3,5 to 6,5 years
The case was considered behind the closed doors
28.01.2022 Analytical report on the formation of territorial election commissions
Entities eligible to nominate their representatives to the TECs were given an extremely short period of time, only one working day, which could seriously affect the nomination process.
27.01.2022 No opposition representatives. Who made it to the territorial referendum commissions in Belarus
“Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” analyzed territorial referendum commissions and explain the reasons for the lack of opposition members in the commissions
27.01.2022 Sad record: 1000 political prisoners in Belarus
Viasna considers at least 1000 people to be political prisoners of the Lukashenko regime.
27.01.2022 12 people recognized as political prisoners
HRDs demand the decriminalization of defamatory offenses and the abolition of liability for insulting the state, state symbols, and officials
26.01.2022 Situation on the eve of the referendum. First report of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections”
The expert mission of observation of the referendum is carried out by the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights Center "Viasna" within the campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections".
26.01.2022 The Supreme Court upheld the sentence of political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok
He will be transported to a penal colony to serve his five-year sentence.
25.01.2022 Seven more political prisoners in Belarus
Statement by the human rights community of Belarus
24.01.2022 #FreeViasna: Weekly news digest on Viasna’s imprisoned human rights defenders
Latest news about imprisoned Viasna members
24.01.2022 Aliaksandr Vasilevich’s trial to be held in private
The trial in the case of the political prisoner was closed “in the interest of protecting state secrets and other secrets protected by law”