News for September 2023
29.09.2023 Repression without rules: more than 15 people from the sports field are behind bars
September 30 is the Day of Sports Solidarity.
29.09.2023 Former SOBR member Yuryi Harauski acquitted in the case of disappearance of opposition politicians
The prosecutor asked for three years of imprisonment for him, but the court decided to acquit him.
29.09.2023 "The international community must put an end to impunity for crimes in Belarus"
Three partner human rights organizations, which initiated the trial against the former SOBR member, Yuryi Harauski, issued a statement regarding his acquittal in the case.
28.09.2023 Navapolatsk: Illia Dvoiryn was convicted for pouring paint over a car with Crimean license plates and the letter Z
Illia Dvoiryn was detained on July 4 along with his son Dzmitryi and daughter-in-law Viktoryia, as well as other relatives.
28.09.2023 Three MPs from Germany and Austria become godparents to Mikita Karpenka, Danuta Peradnia and Kiryl Klimau
Jürgen Hardt (German Bundestag, CDU), Bettina Stark-Watzinger (German Bundestag, FDP) and Andreas Schieder (European Parliament, SPÖ, Austria) have again taken on a godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus.
27.09.2023 Ales Bialiatski was given the first Distinguished Alumni Award of the Marshall Center
Ales Bialiatski was represented at the ceremony by his wife Natallia Pinchuk.
27.09.2023 Statement on the recognition of 11 new political prisoners
Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community
26.09.2023 What happened to political prisoners on September 19-26
Viasna provides a weekly overview of the latest news on political prisoners.
26.09.2023 Mikhail Lapunou recognized as political prisoner
Joint statement of the Belarusian human-rights community
25.09.2023 Right Livelihood and Viasna called on the UN to create an independent mechanism for Belarus to investigate human rights violations
During the report, the foundation emphasized the role of Viasna in disclosing systemic human rights violations in Belarus.
25.09.2023 "Ales, I'm very proud..." Lithuanian schoolchildren congratulated Bialiatski on his birthday
A meeting with local schoolchildren was held at the Simonas Daukantas Gymnasium in Vilnius on the birthday of Ales Bialiatski (September 25).
25.09.2023 "He does everything with conscience and honor". A former inmate of Valadarka prison talks about Ales Bialiatski
A former political prisoner who met with Ales Bialiatski in pre-trial detention center-1 in October 2022, talked about him with Viasna.
21.09.2023 "He was just a soldier who was following orders." Trial of Belarusian ex-special forces fighter continues in Switzerland
In his last word, the former special forces fighter once again asked for forgiveness from the relatives of the murdered politicians.
20.09.2023 UN experts: presidential decree denying consular services puts Belarusians abroad at risk
UN experts urge UN Member States to facilitate the acquisition of alternative travel and identity documents by Belarusians.
20.09.2023 Human rights activist Ales Bialiatski awarded Golden Laurels
The award for Ales Bialiatski was received by human rights activist Alena Laptsionak, and Pavel Latushka spoke at the ceremony.