News for July 2022

Political prisoner Vital Zhylinski sentenced to three years in jail

19.07.2022 Political prisoner Vital Zhylinski sentenced to three years in jail

He was convicted of participating in actions violating public order and inciting hatred

Valiantsin Stefanovich re-nominated for the post of FIDH Vice-President

18.07.2022 Valiantsin Stefanovich re-nominated for the post of FIDH Vice-President

Viasna lawyer Pavel Sapelka attended a meeting of FIDH International Bureau, where he presented Viasna's reports and met with Deputy-Mayor Jean-Luc Romero-Michel

Yuliya Laptanovich, mother of three, gets five years in jail

18.07.2022 Yuliya Laptanovich, mother of three, gets five years in jail

Political prisoner found guilty under six articles of the Criminal Code

‘Terrorist’ from Mazyr sentenced to eight years in a medium-security penal colony

18.07.2022 ‘Terrorist’ from Mazyr sentenced to eight years in a medium-security penal colony

The Hrodna Regional Court pronounced a verdict against Yauhen Zbarouski, who was put on the ‘list of terrorists’ at the end of June 2022.

A photo with drummers at a protest led to three years under house arrest

18.07.2022 A photo with drummers at a protest led to three years under house arrest

Anastasiya Sankouskaya who was first sentenced to administrative imprisonment for taking part in protest, found guilty in a criminal case

What happened to political prisoners last week, July 11 to 15

18.07.2022 What happened to political prisoners last week, July 11 to 15

Political prisoners list updated with 26 names, at least six political prisoners convicted, and other news

Student gets six years in jail for creating a button for website

15.07.2022 Student gets six years in jail for creating a button for website

On July 12 Brest Regional Court pronounced the verdict on 23-year-old political prisoner Kanstantsin Rudnitski

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: June 2022

15.07.2022 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: June 2022

Torture and prohibited treatment continue to be used against those arrested and in politically motivated criminal cases

Journalist convicted for taking pics of military aircraft

14.07.2022 Journalist convicted for taking pics of military aircraft

Political prisoner Yuryi Hantsarevich found guilty of promoting extremist activity

FIDH: immediately release Viasna members and all those arbitrarily detained

14.07.2022 FIDH: immediately release Viasna members and all those arbitrarily detained

A year after the arbitrary arrest of the president and vice president of the Human Rights Center Viasna, no justice is in sight

Dashkevich family convicted

14.07.2022 Dashkevich family convicted

The sentence is a body blow to Zmitser and Nasta and sparks a public outcry

Sixteen people prosecuted under notorious Article 342 are recognized as political prisoners

13.07.2022 Sixteen people prosecuted under notorious Article 342 are recognized as political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Journalist Katsiaryna Andreyeva sentenced to eight years in prison for high treason

13.07.2022 Journalist Katsiaryna Andreyeva sentenced to eight years in prison for high treason

She was supposed to be released on September 5, however new charges under a serious article were brought against her in April

“If he didn't like the answer, he hit me with a stick”: Ex-detainee recounts her experience of torture by police

12.07.2022 “If he didn't like the answer, he hit me with a stick”: Ex-detainee recounts her experience of torture by police

Hanna Morskaya spent 63 days behind bars in inhuman conditions

HRDs call to decriminalize defamation offenses as 10 more people considered political prisoners

12.07.2022 HRDs call to decriminalize defamation offenses as 10 more people considered political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

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