News for January 2022

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

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

Six political prisoners in the “hay bale case” sentenced to prison. Security forces painted swastika on the detainees

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"

Members of Parliament from Germany and the United Kingdom adopt political prisoners from Belarus

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

The Clooney Foundation for Justice publishes a report on the trial of Viktar Babaryka

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

Viasna chairman Ales Bialiatski remains behind the bars

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

Four political prisoners accused of hacking the government computer system sentenced to 3,5 to 6,5 years

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

Analytical report on the formation of territorial election commissions

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.

No opposition representatives. Who made it to the territorial referendum commissions in Belarus

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

Sad record: 1000 political prisoners in Belarus

27.01.2022 Sad record: 1000 political prisoners in Belarus

Viasna considers at least 1000 people to be political prisoners of the Lukashenko regime.

12 people recognized as political prisoners

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

Situation on the eve of the referendum. First report of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections”

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".

The Supreme Court upheld the sentence of political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok

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.

Seven more political prisoners in Belarus

25.01.2022 Seven more political prisoners in Belarus

Statement by the human rights community of Belarus

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

24.01.2022 #FreeViasna: Weekly news digest on Viasna’s imprisoned human rights defenders

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Aliaksandr Vasilevich’s trial to be held in private

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”

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