News for July 2022

First conviction handed down in Belarusian court for wanting to join Ukraine's armed units

29.07.2022 First conviction handed down in Belarusian court for wanting to join Ukraine's armed units

Siarhei Vaitsiuk convicted for attempted participation in hostilities on the territory of a foreign state

#WeStandBYyou: MPs from Italy and Germany adopt political prisoners Siarhei Hlebka, Aliaksandr Trotski, and Uladzimir Rubasheuski

28.07.2022 #WeStandBYyou: MPs from Italy and Germany adopt political prisoners Siarhei Hlebka, Aliaksandr Trotski, and Uladzimir Rubasheuski

Libereco’s solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou continues

“It was short electric shocks, but at least they didn't hit me!”

28.07.2022 “It was short electric shocks, but at least they didn't hit me!”

A former detainee told us about police torture with a taser, recruiting informants, and almost a month in detention

Four youngsters sentenced to five to six years in jail

27.07.2022 Four youngsters sentenced to five to six years in jail

The court pronounced a verdict in the case of political prisoners Arsenii Maiseichyk, Adam Sauko, Siarhei Batura, and Mikita Kuntysh

What happened to political prisoners last week, July 18 to 22

26.07.2022 What happened to political prisoners last week, July 18 to 22

Political prisoners list updated with 14 names, at least 11 political prisoners convicted, and other news

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

26.07.2022 #FreeViasna: Weekly news digest on Viasna’s imprisoned human rights defenders

Latest news about imprisoned Viasna members

300 MPs have taken on godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus

26.07.2022 300 MPs have taken on godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus

The Libereco campaign #WeStandBYyou reaches the milestone of 300 MPs taking on godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus

Seven people added to list of political prisoners

26.07.2022 Seven people added to list of political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

The UN HRC found a violation of the rights of the mother of executed Pavel Selyun

22.07.2022 The UN HRC found a violation of the rights of the mother of executed Pavel Selyun

Human Rights Defenders Against the Death Penalty recalls the case of Pavel Selyun, tells what rights of the mother of the executed Belarusian were violated, and campaign coordinator Andrei Paluda explains why this decision is important for the Belarusian society

HRDs: Authorities abuse criminal law by passing harsh sentences on protesters

22.07.2022 HRDs: Authorities abuse criminal law by passing harsh sentences on protesters

Statement by the human rights community of Belarus

HRDs recognize eight more people as political prisoners and call to decriminalize defamation offenses

21.07.2022 HRDs recognize eight more people as political prisoners and call to decriminalize defamation offenses

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Political prisoner convicted for white-red-white flag gets another term for insulting Lukashenka

19.07.2022 Political prisoner convicted for white-red-white flag gets another term for insulting Lukashenka

Heorhi Vasilenka accused under Part 1, Article 368 of the Criminal Code sentenced to 17 months in jail

Supreme Court terminates activity of five independent trade unions

19.07.2022 Supreme Court terminates activity of five independent trade unions

Prosecutor's Office claims that trade unions became politicized and their leaders were engaged in ‘destructive activities’

Minor gets three years in jail for filming Russian military equipment

19.07.2022 Minor gets three years in jail for filming Russian military equipment

Pavel Piskun accused of promoting extremist activity under Part 1 and Part 2 of Article 361-4 of the Criminal Code gets custodial sentence

Political prisoner convicted in a criminal case for three ‘political’ comments

19.07.2022 Political prisoner convicted in a criminal case for three ‘political’ comments

Aliaksandr Kazakevich sentenced to 18 months of freedom restriction under home confinement

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