News for October 2022
31.10.2022 What happened to political prisoners on October 24–30
Viasna update on latest political prisoners affairs.
27.10.2022 #WeStandBYyou: Darya Losik, Yuryi Hantsarevich, and Siarhei Plonis ‘adopted’ by European MPs
Libereco solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou continues.
27.10.2022 Valiantsin Stefanoviс re-elected as FIDH vice-president
Viasna deputy chair has been FIDH Vice-President since 2019.
26.10.2022 Healthcare corruption whistleblower Siarhei Satsuk sentenced to 8 years in jail
The journalist revealed many large-scale corruption facts including COVID-19 data fraud by the Ministry of Health.
26.10.2022 Viasna and PEN Belarus shortlisted for Dutch government Human Rights Tulip award
In 2022 the award ceremony will take place on 8 December during Human Rights Week.
25.10.2022 Valiantsin Stefanovic on FIDH centenary: “Defenders' solidarity is a powerful force”
Viasna human rights defenders paid special attention at the anniversary session opening.
24.10.2022 What happened to political prisoners on October 17–23
New political prisoners, harsh sentences in Autukhovich case, and other news on political prisoners in Belarus.
24.10.2022 Human rights defenders and experts share priorities for High Commissioner Volker Türk
High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk took up his mandate on 17 October 2022.
24.10.2022 Eight people recognized political prisoners over convictions of hatred incitement
Statement by the human rights community of Belarus
24.10.2022 Civic Solidarity Platform Statement on the award of the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize
Three members of the Platform, the Center for Civil Liberties (Ukraine), Memorial (Russia), and Chair of Viasna Ales Bialiatski (Belarus) awarded.
21.10.2022 Exiled members of Coordinating Council to be tried in absentia
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and her team accused of ‘conspiracy to seize power in an unconstitutional way.’
20.10.2022 #WeStandBYyou: MPs from the UK, Germany, and France ‘adopt’ political prisoners from Belarus
Yana Pinchuk, Vasil Berasnieu, and Natallia Nikitsina get symbolic support as part of Libereco's campaign
19.10.2022 Authorities abuse criminal law by convicting dissidents of ‘terrorism’
Convicts in Autukhovich and Storks fly cases recognised as political prisoners
18.10.2022 Darya Losik reportedly arrested in Minsk
The wife of jailed blogger Ihar Losik detained for three days, independent media report.
18.10.2022 Ales Bialiatski, a life of peaceful struggle for human rights in Belarus
Anaïs Marin's account of a co-laureate of the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize.