News for December 2022

Vital Melnik, Aliaksandr Zhukau, and Ihar Kunhurtsau recognized as political prisoners

30.12.2022 Vital Melnik, Aliaksandr Zhukau, and Ihar Kunhurtsau recognized as political prisoners

Joint statement of the Belarusian human rights community

Statement on recognition of seven political prisoners

30.12.2022 Statement on recognition of seven political prisoners

Joint statement of the human rights community of Belarus

Tortures continue in detention: the most notable cases in 2022

30.12.2022 Tortures continue in detention: the most notable cases in 2022

Torture and detention in inhumane conditions have been an integral part of the political persecution in Belarus since August 2020. We recall the most notorious torture cases that leaked out in 2022.

18 more prisoners declared political in Belarus

28.12.2022 18 more prisoners declared political in Belarus

Joint statement of Belarusian human rights community

FIDH urges Belarus authorities to stop prosecution of Viasna members

27.12.2022 FIDH urges Belarus authorities to stop prosecution of Viasna members

In advance of the trial, the FIDH Observatory demands release and calls for solidarity actions in support of the imprisoned human rights defenders in Belarus.

What happened to political prisoners on 19-25 December

26.12.2022 What happened to political prisoners on 19-25 December

Every week the courts keep handing down new sentences and laying new charges against those already in custody. But there are also those who have served their term and are finally released.

Feliks Zhylinski and Andrei Navakouski  recognized as political prisoners

23.12.2022 Feliks Zhylinski and Andrei Navakouski recognized as political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

#FreeViasna: Latest news about jailed Viasna human rights defenders

23.12.2022 #FreeViasna: Latest news about jailed Viasna human rights defenders

Bilalitski's wife received the Nobel Peace Prize award for him, the Viasna trial date is determined, and other news about jailed rights defenders.

Rights defenders learn about another eight political prisoners

22.12.2022 Rights defenders learn about another eight political prisoners

Statement by the human rights community of Belarus.

Viasna trial to begin on January 5

22.12.2022 Viasna trial to begin on January 5

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ales Bialiatski, Valiantsin Stefanovic, and Uladzimir Labkovich are in the dock. Zmitser Salauyou will be tried in absentia.

"He is a symbol of the struggle for freedom." Ales Bialiatski's portrait unveiled in front of the Belarusian embassy

21.12.2022 "He is a symbol of the struggle for freedom." Ales Bialiatski's portrait unveiled in front of the Belarusian embassy

A fresco painting with a portrait of Ales Bialiatski was ordered by the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

What happened to political prisoners on December 12–18

21.12.2022 What happened to political prisoners on December 12–18

Political persecution in Belarus continues.

RIP Aleh Hulak

16.12.2022 RIP Aleh Hulak

The outstanding human rights defender passed away at the age of 55.

Eleven people recognized as political prisoners over defamation charges

16.12.2022 Eleven people recognized as political prisoners over defamation charges

Rights defenders insist on decriminalizing defamation offenses.

Dissident athlete Nadzeya Astapchuk arrested in Minsk

16.12.2022 Dissident athlete Nadzeya Astapchuk arrested in Minsk

The silver medalist of the world championship in the shot put has openly criticized the Lukashenka.

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