News for July 2023
26.07.2023 Belarus unites in a 12-hour online solidarity marathon with political prisoners
On Saturday, July 29th, independent Belarusian media will come together in a 12-hours all-Belarusian online solidarity marathon "We Care!" to raise funds for political prisoners and their families.
26.07.2023 #FreeViasna: Latest news about jailed Viasna human rights defenders
Leanid Sudalenka was released from jail while Viasna has been awarded another major human rights prize.
25.07.2023 11 more people recognized as political prisoners over “extremism” charges and convictions
Statement by the human rights community of Belarus
25.07.2023 Ukraine deserves to win: Nobel Peace Prize laureates to send a powerful message to the US government
The visit will take place in Washington DC from July 25 to 28, 2023.
21.07.2023 Leanid Sudalenka: “My mother thought I was working abroad for 3 years”
First interview of the released human rights defender.
21.07.2023 Viasna among five winners of UN Human Rights Prize in 2023
This year’s winners defend human rights in Belarus, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jordan, Uruguay and globally.
21.07.2023 Leanid Sudalenka released after serving jail term in full
Human rights defender has been held behind bars for two and a half years.
19.07.2023 16 Luxembourg MPs become godparents of political prisoners in Belarus
Members of Parliament have become symbolic godparents as part of Libereco solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou.
18.07.2023 Ales Puhkin's godmother Camilla Hansén: “I had really hoped that we should meet one day”
Viasna talked with Swedish MP about the life and works of Ales Pushkin and about her further actions.
18.07.2023 "Their struggle could move any of us. Their dignity and courage a lesson for anyone of us." Why foreign artists draw political prisoners of Belarus
In interviews with Viasna, Gianluca Costantini and Rash Brax open up about their creative process and what drives them to support the marginalized.
17.07.2023 Eight more people recognized political prisoners
Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community
14.07.2023 Pinchuk: “The painful ordeal fell not only on the human rights defenders, but also on the whole Belarusian people”
On the anniversary of the Viasna members' arrest, we publish the interview with Ales Bialiatski's wife.
14.07.2023 The Observatory: Injustice and cruelty of the judiciary in the Viasna case
The new report of the Observatory exposes the parody of justice during the recent trial of four Viasna members.
13.07.2023 7 Members of the Norwegian Parliament take on a godparenthood for imprisoned trade union activists
Libereco solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou continues.
12.07.2023 Human rights community of Belarus joint statement on the death in custody of the artist Ales Pushkin
The Belarusian human rights community would like to express its deepest condolences to the family, friends, and the Belarusian creative community on the death of the artist.