News for September 2022

Viasna's statement in connection with the start of “special proceedings” and the toughening of accusations against our colleagues

30.09.2022 Viasna's statement in connection with the start of “special proceedings” and the toughening of accusations against our colleagues

Statement of Human Rights Center Viasna

“This award is a great support to us in our mission.” Viasna awarded The Albie Awards 2022

30.09.2022 “This award is a great support to us in our mission.” Viasna awarded The Albie Awards 2022

Alina Stefanovich, the wife of political prisoner and Viasna human rights defender Valiantsin Stefanovich, received the prize.

Harsh sentence handed down to journalist Kseniya Lutskina

28.09.2022 Harsh sentence handed down to journalist Kseniya Lutskina

The journalist was sentenced to eight years of imprisonment

Viasna to receive Justice For Democracy Defenders award

27.09.2022 Viasna to receive Justice For Democracy Defenders award

On 29 September, the Clooney Foundation for Justice and the Ford Foundation will host the first-ever ‘Albie Awards’ to honor global justice defenders

Right Livelihood warns UN Council about Ales Bialiatski's terrible detention conditions

27.09.2022 Right Livelihood warns UN Council about Ales Bialiatski's terrible detention conditions

Ales Bialiatski is being held in a dark, semi-basement section of a Belarusian prison, Right Livelihood and Laureate organisation Human Rights Center “Viasna” warned the UN Human Rights Council.

Human rights defender Tatsiana Lasitsa pardoned and released after 20 months in prison

26.09.2022 Human rights defender Tatsiana Lasitsa pardoned and released after 20 months in prison

Political prisoner, human rights activist, and Viasna volunteer Tatsiana Lasitsa was unexpectedly released from Homieĺ correctional facility.

Viasna leader Ales Bialiatski turned 60 in jail

26.09.2022 Viasna leader Ales Bialiatski turned 60 in jail

Prominent politicians and fellow human rights activists spoke in solidarity with Ales.

Overview of political trials on 19-25 September

26.09.2022 Overview of political trials on 19-25 September

Every week the courts keep handing down new sentences and laying new charges against political prisoners. Below, you will find an overview of the news on political prisoners for 19-25 September.

Smuggling and financing protests: Viasna human rights defenders' final indictment gets more serious

26.09.2022 Smuggling and financing protests: Viasna human rights defenders' final indictment gets more serious

Ales Bialiatski, Valiantsin Stefanovich, and Uladzimir Labkovich were charged with harsher crimes.

The UNHRC held an interactive dialogue on Belarus

23.09.2022 The UNHRC held an interactive dialogue on Belarus

On September 23, at the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council, an interactive dialogue was held on the interim updated information of the High Commissioner on the situation with human rights in Belarus.

The list of political prisoners is updated by four new names

23.09.2022 The list of political prisoners is updated by four new names

Joint statement of the Belarusian human rights community

Front Line Defenders concerned about extension of detention for Nasta Loika

23.09.2022 Front Line Defenders concerned about extension of detention for Nasta Loika

Front Line Defenders is gravely concerned about the lack of information on the whereabouts of human rights defender Nasta Loika and calls upon the Belarusian authorities to immediately release her from detention.

"This is a common European challenge." Belarusian human rights activists stand in solidarity with Ukraine

22.09.2022 "This is a common European challenge." Belarusian human rights activists stand in solidarity with Ukraine

Human rights defenders from different countries held a solidarity action with Ukraine near the Russian Embassy in Vilnius on September 21, the International Day of Peace.

Ivan Murauyou and Yauhen Merkis recognized as political prisoners

21.09.2022 Ivan Murauyou and Yauhen Merkis recognized as political prisoners

Joint statement of the Belarusian human rights community

#WeStandBYyou: Three more European MPs became godparents of Belarusian political prisoners

21.09.2022 #WeStandBYyou: Three more European MPs became godparents of Belarusian political prisoners

Members of Parliament from Germany and the Netherlands adopt political prisoners Stanislau Filimonau, Illia Turkou und Siarhei Hardziyevich

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