News for October 2022

What happened to political prisoners on October 24–30

31.10.2022 What happened to political prisoners on October 24–30

Viasna update on latest political prisoners affairs.

#WeStandBYyou: Darya Losik, Yuryi Hantsarevich, and Siarhei Plonis ‘adopted’ by European MPs

27.10.2022 #WeStandBYyou: Darya Losik, Yuryi Hantsarevich, and Siarhei Plonis ‘adopted’ by European MPs

Libereco solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou continues.

Valiantsin Stefanoviс re-elected as FIDH vice-president

27.10.2022 Valiantsin Stefanoviс re-elected as FIDH vice-president

Viasna deputy chair has been FIDH Vice-President since 2019.

Healthcare corruption whistleblower Siarhei Satsuk sentenced to 8 years in jail

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.

Viasna and PEN Belarus shortlisted for Dutch government Human Rights Tulip award

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.

Valiantsin Stefanovic on FIDH centenary: “Defenders' solidarity is a powerful force”

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.

What happened to political prisoners on October 17–23

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.

Human rights defenders and experts share priorities for High Commissioner Volker Türk

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.

Eight people recognized political prisoners over convictions of hatred incitement

24.10.2022 Eight people recognized political prisoners over convictions of hatred incitement

Statement by the human rights community of Belarus

Civic Solidarity Platform Statement on the award of the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize

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.

Exiled members of Coordinating Council to be tried in absentia

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.’

#WeStandBYyou: MPs from the UK, Germany, and France ‘adopt’ political prisoners from Belarus

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

Authorities abuse criminal law by convicting dissidents of ‘terrorism’

19.10.2022 Authorities abuse criminal law by convicting dissidents of ‘terrorism’

Convicts in Autukhovich and Storks fly cases recognised as political prisoners

Darya Losik reportedly arrested in Minsk

18.10.2022 Darya Losik reportedly arrested in Minsk

The wife of jailed blogger Ihar Losik detained for three days, independent media report.

Ales Bialiatski, a life of peaceful struggle for human rights in Belarus

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.

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