News for June 2022

The trial over BelaPAN journalists suspended for two months

30.06.2022 The trial over BelaPAN journalists suspended for two months

A regular closed-door court hearing resulted in an unexpected decision

List of political prisoners updated with 13 new names

30.06.2022 List of political prisoners updated with 13 new names

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

“She doesn’t regret anything”: How is Marfa Rabkova doing in jail

29.06.2022 “She doesn’t regret anything”: How is Marfa Rabkova doing in jail

Aksana Kolb, the editor-in-chief of Novy Čas newspaper, met Marfa in pre-trial detention center and spoke to Viasna about the human rights defender's condition

Interactive Dialog on Belarus held at 50th Session of the Human Rights Council

29.06.2022 Interactive Dialog on Belarus held at 50th Session of the Human Rights Council

UN Special Rapporteur Anaïs Marin presented her report on the situation of human rights in Belarus that was by the Interactive Dialogue on the human rights situation in Belarus.

HRDs recognise 14 people as political prisoners

28.06.2022 HRDs recognise 14 people as political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

New sentences, increased custody level and long-awaited releases: What happened to political prisoners this week

24.06.2022 New sentences, increased custody level and long-awaited releases: What happened to political prisoners this week

Viasna has collected all the news about political prisoners for this week

Belarusian human rights defender Anisiya Kazliuk detained in Kyiv

24.06.2022 Belarusian human rights defender Anisiya Kazliuk detained in Kyiv

Police claim the activist's residence permit is not valid due to expiration despite the government stating that all documents are automatically renewed under martial law

Crackdown on academic community continues: two educators and student arrested

23.06.2022 Crackdown on academic community continues: two educators and student arrested

Two BSU professors and a BSUIR student were arrested today in Minsk

Harsh sentence for philosopher Uladzimir Matskevich

23.06.2022 Harsh sentence for philosopher Uladzimir Matskevich

Political prisoner, philosopher, and founder of the Flying University sentenced to five years of imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Viasna to present most recent reports on political persecution and prisons in Belarus

22.06.2022 Viasna to present most recent reports on political persecution and prisons in Belarus

The presentation will take place on June 24 at 12:00 in Vilnius as part of the Week against torture

Week Against Torture 2022 Program schedule

21.06.2022 Week Against Torture 2022 Program schedule

International Committee for the Investigation of Torture in Belarus together with the Viasna Human Rights Center, Legal Initiative, Belarusian Helsinki Committee, Viasna Volunteer network, Youth Council RADA, initiatives politzek.me and dissidentby invite you to participate in the events of the Week against torture from June 20 to 26

Dzmitryi Mishakouski: imprisoned despite disability and losing his eyesight in jail

21.06.2022 Dzmitryi Mishakouski: imprisoned despite disability and losing his eyesight in jail

Dzmitryi Mishakouski’s story is one of the many documented by Viasna human rights defenders accounts of torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment

Senior woman sentenced to 3.5 years in jail

17.06.2022 Senior woman sentenced to 3.5 years in jail

65-year-old political prisoner activist Alena Hnauk gets a custodial sentence under two criminal articles

Andrei Zeltser's widow to be sent in coercive mental treatment

16.06.2022 Andrei Zeltser's widow to be sent in coercive mental treatment

Political prisoner Maryia Uspenskaya sentenced to coercive treatment in a psychiatric hospital in a criminal case

Journalist Aksana Kolb sentenced to 2.5 years of freedom restriction

15.06.2022 Journalist Aksana Kolb sentenced to 2.5 years of freedom restriction

She was released in the courtroom awaiting the commencement of the sentence

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