News for April 2022

 ‘Welcome to Gestapo’: The arrest of artist Dzmitry Padrez

29.04.2022 ‘Welcome to Gestapo’: The arrest of artist Dzmitry Padrez

Former cellmate's account of threats and beatings during the arrest of a political prisoner

Twenty-seven new political prisoners in Belarus

28.04.2022 Twenty-seven new political prisoners in Belarus

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Mikalai Autukhovich to be tried under ten articles of the Criminal Code

27.04.2022 Mikalai Autukhovich to be tried under ten articles of the Criminal Code

The hearing will begin in Hrodna Regional Court on 16 May

Belarus to introduce the death penalty for attempted acts of terrorism

27.04.2022 Belarus to introduce the death penalty for attempted acts of terrorism

The relevant amendments to the Criminal Code passed by the House of Representatives

Defiant former investigator beaten in jail

26.04.2022 Defiant former investigator beaten in jail

Mikita Starazhenka's cellmate confirmes there were marks of severe beatings on political prisoner

“You are the force that moves Belarus forward”: Viasna turns twenty-six

26.04.2022 “You are the force that moves Belarus forward”: Viasna turns twenty-six

While seven members of organization remain behind bars among more than a thousand political prisoners, Viasna remains at the forefront of human rights protection

Novy Chas editor-in-chief Aksana Kolb is political prisoner

26.04.2022 Novy Chas editor-in-chief Aksana Kolb is political prisoner

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

The trial of Marfa Rabkova, Andrei Chapiuk and eight other political prisoners to be held behind closed doors

25.04.2022 The trial of Marfa Rabkova, Andrei Chapiuk and eight other political prisoners to be held behind closed doors

The trial of ten political prisoners began today in Minsk City Court

Kafkaesque accusations against the staff of Viasna ahead of its 26th anniversary

25.04.2022 Kafkaesque accusations against the staff of Viasna ahead of its 26th anniversary

Joint statement of international human rights organizations

Anarchist political prisoners sentenced in Minsk

22.04.2022 Anarchist political prisoners sentenced in Minsk

The case was heard in closed session

On the cessation of persecution of Belarusian independent trade unions

21.04.2022 On the cessation of persecution of Belarusian independent trade unions

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Eleven ‘Railway guerillas’ recognized as political prisoners

21.04.2022 Eleven ‘Railway guerillas’ recognized as political prisoners

Statement by the human rights community of Belarus

Aliaksandr Fiaduta and another seven people recognized as political prisoners

21.04.2022 Aliaksandr Fiaduta and another seven people recognized as political prisoners

Statement by the human rights community of Belarus

German MPs adopt political prisoners

20.04.2022 German MPs adopt political prisoners

Members of Parliament from Germany adopt political prisoners Volha Klaskouskaya, Yury Chudzinovich and Pavel Vinahradau

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

18.04.2022 #FreeViasna: Weekly news digest on Viasna’s imprisoned human rights defenders

Latest news about imprisoned Viasna members from April 11 to 17

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