News for May 2023
31.05.2023 Unveiling the shadows of Škloŭ colony: A former inmate's account on life and work conditions in jail
A survivor of Škloŭ Colony reveals disturbing detention conditions and systemic abuses.
31.05.2023 HRDs: Law school of Belarusian State University infringed students' rights forcing them into “confession” videos
Joint statement on the distribution of “repentant” videos by the Faculty of Law of Belarusian State University.
31.05.2023 UN experts: Belarus must release all detainees held on political grounds and protect their rights
UN experts called on Belarusian authorities to immediately release all prisoners detained on spurious charges for exercising their fundamental rights to peaceful assembly, association and expression.
31.05.2023 Dzmitryi Sonchyk's imprisonment and health crisis in his cellmates' accounts
The political prisoner suffered a heart attack and a stroke while serving his time. However, he was sent back to a penal colony.
30.05.2023 Deportation under scrutiny: Belarus's increasing expulsions for 'extremism' and 'protest' activities
An in-depth look at the country's controversial expulsion procedures amidst political unrest and the ongoing war in Ukraine.
30.05.2023 No good practices to share from Belarus: Insights from Vienna consultation
Natallia Satsunkevich, a Belarusian human rights center Viasna representative, participated in a regional consultation with the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
29.05.2023 Behind bars in Belarus: A former political prisoner's account on the red label and restricted freedom
Dzmitry Abramuk provides an eye-opening account of life within these institutions, shedding light on the grim experiences of political prisoners under the regime of Lukashenka.
29.05.2023 #FreeViasna: Latest news about jailed Viasna human rights defenders
The regime continues its crackdown on Viasna labelling its media extremist, while the international community demands the unconditional release of our jailed fellows.
26.05.2023 Political prisoner Viktoryia Kulsha subjected to abuse in detention
Viktoryia Kulsha, facing extended imprisonment, alleges harsh conditions, abuse, and multiple heart attacks due to ongoing hunger strikes.
26.05.2023 Belarusians in Moscow unwavering in support for political prisoners
For over a year, Belarusians living in Moscow have consistently sent heartfelt messages to political prisoners in their homeland, and the responses are profoundly touching.
25.05.2023 Pavel Sapelka: “Belarusians are victims of apparent abuses of power”
Viasna lawyer comments on the latest Moscow Mechanism report on human rights violations in Belarus presented by OSCE.
24.05.2023 Danish MPs take on a godparenthood for Yury Kavaliou, Siarhei Ratkevich and Aleh Khramykh
Libereco's solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou continues.
23.05.2023 Over 100 Nobel Laureates join PEN International in support of Nobel Peace Prize winner Ales Bialiatski
The letter was released on the International Day of Solidarity with Political Prisoners in Belarus.
22.05.2023 The world has not forgotten about Belarusian political prisoners: How the international community expresses solidarity on the Day of Political Prisoners
Representatives from different countries worldwide continue to express solidarity and demand the release of Belarusian political prisoners.
22.05.2023 Raman Pratasevich pardoned by Lukashenka
Previously, the court sentenced him to eight years in prison.