News for March 2022

Amnesty International on Belarus: Torture and other ill-treatment endemic and committed with impunity

31.03.2022 Amnesty International on Belarus: Torture and other ill-treatment endemic and committed with impunity

Amnesty International presented its annual report, Amnesty International Report 2021/22: The state of the world's human rights.

Rail War: what we know about “Rail guerillas”

31.03.2022 Rail War: what we know about “Rail guerillas”

Belarusians are disrupting the railway network to slow down and prevent the movement of Russian military equipment into Ukraine

Political prisoner artist Ales Pushkin sentenced to 5 years in jail

30.03.2022 Political prisoner artist Ales Pushkin sentenced to 5 years in jail

A well-known Belarusian artist and performer was accused of desecrating state symbols (Article 370 of the Criminal Code) and inciting hatred (Part 3 of Article 130 of the Criminal Code)

13 people recognized as political prisoners following recent convictions and detentions

29.03.2022 13 people recognized as political prisoners following recent convictions and detentions

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Criminal case against four anarchists to be considered in private

29.03.2022 Criminal case against four anarchists to be considered in private

Political prisoners accused of organization of actions that grossly violate public order and the creation of an extremist formation

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

28.03.2022 #FreeViasna: Weekly news digest on Viasna’s imprisoned human rights defenders

Latest news about imprisoned Viasna members from March 21 to 27

Arbitrary preventive measures and sentences in “political” cases must stop

28.03.2022 Arbitrary preventive measures and sentences in “political” cases must stop

Statement by the human rights community of Belarus on recognizing six people as political prisoners

Freedom Day in shackles. Why March 25 is a special day for human rights defenders

25.03.2022 Freedom Day in shackles. Why March 25 is a special day for human rights defenders

March 25 is not only historical landmark, but also busy day for lawyers, volunteers, and journalists

Who are former law enforcers persecuted for speaking out against Lukashenka

24.03.2022 Who are former law enforcers persecuted for speaking out against Lukashenka

Viasna collects 17 cases of former law enforcement and military officers persecuted by state for political reasons

Ten more people recognized as political prisoners

22.03.2022 Ten more people recognized as political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

'They beat him slightly, striking him in body and in face': another account on ill-treatment of detained protesters

22.03.2022 'They beat him slightly, striking him in body and in face': another account on ill-treatment of detained protesters

Witness talks about torture and conditions in detention centers of Minsk and Žodzina

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

21.03.2022 #FreeViasna: Weekly news digest on Viasna’s imprisoned human rights defenders

Latest news about imprisoned Viasna members from March 14 to 20

Two more people convicted over “dance protest” in Brest

18.03.2022 Two more people convicted over “dance protest” in Brest

Overall, 116 people have already been convicted in this case

Criminal prosecution of 10 more people recognized as politically motivated

18.03.2022 Criminal prosecution of 10 more people recognized as politically motivated

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Arrested protester: “He took woman out into corridor and banged her head against wall”

17.03.2022 Arrested protester: “He took woman out into corridor and banged her head against wall”

Eyewitness account of anti-war protesters' detention condition

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