News for October 2023

Ane Tusvik Bonde: "I will never forget the powerful feeling of the Network coming together in solidarity"

31.10.2023 Ane Tusvik Bonde: "I will never forget the powerful feeling of the Network coming together in solidarity"

Ane Tusvik Bonde shares her reflections about the human rights situation.

"Who gave the order to destroy Viasna?” The human rights center Viasna was dissolved 20 years ago

30.10.2023 "Who gave the order to destroy Viasna?” The human rights center Viasna was dissolved 20 years ago

After 20 years, we recall those events.

Statement of the human rights community on the recognition of 15 new political prisoners

27.10.2023 Statement of the human rights community on the recognition of 15 new political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

UN expert: Belarus misuses counter-terrorism and anti-extremism legislation to stifle dissent

27.10.2023 UN expert: Belarus misuses counter-terrorism and anti-extremism legislation to stifle dissent

Anaïs Marin made a statement in her report to the General Assembly.

To Make Bialiatski Better Known than Obama: How Europeans Are Fighting for Belarusians

27.10.2023 To Make Bialiatski Better Known than Obama: How Europeans Are Fighting for Belarusians

The chairman of the international human rights organization “Libereco — Partnership for Human Rights”, Lars Bünger, has been involved with Belarusian issues for more than 20 years. He gave a big interview to Euroradio, where he spoke about his human rights journey, the fight for Belarusian political prisoners and the solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou.

We demand the immediate and unconditional release of Nasta Loika

26.10.2023 We demand the immediate and unconditional release of Nasta Loika

Statement of the human rights community of Belarus

We demand the rehabilitation of people convicted for exercising freedom of expression

26.10.2023 We demand the rehabilitation of people convicted for exercising freedom of expression

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

What happened to political prisoners between October 18 and 25

26.10.2023 What happened to political prisoners between October 18 and 25

Viasna provides a weekly overview of the latest news on political prisoners.

At least 32 convicts, torture, trials in absentia and behind closed doors: what is now known about the Black Book of Belarus case

24.10.2023 At least 32 convicts, torture, trials in absentia and behind closed doors: what is now known about the Black Book of Belarus case

Viasna writes about the persecution in the Black Book of Belarus case and political prisoners convicted of leaking personal information.

#FreeViasna: review of news on imprisoned Viasna human rights defenders

24.10.2023 #FreeViasna: review of news on imprisoned Viasna human rights defenders

We collected news on Viasna team members who are behind bars.

Employee of the Navapolack penal colony convicted of beating a prisoner

23.10.2023 Employee of the Navapolack penal colony convicted of beating a prisoner

Viasna reports a rare case of punishment of a colony employee for violence against a prisoner. 

Aleh Hrableuski: "The persecution has made it visible how disabling our penitentiary system is”

20.10.2023 Aleh Hrableuski: "The persecution has made it visible how disabling our penitentiary system is”

Human rights defender and lawyer of the Office for the Rights of People with Disabilities, as well as former political prisoner Aleh Hrableuski told Viasna about the current state of people with disabilities.

Death sentence passed in Sluck

19.10.2023 Death sentence passed in Sluck

Only the effective part was announced at the trial, since part of the trial was held in closed session.

Shot in knees and jailed: what Belarusians risks for their anti-war stance

19.10.2023 Shot in knees and jailed: what Belarusians risks for their anti-war stance

As of October 18, 2023, at least 1,630 Belarusians were detained for their anti-war position. Of these, 79 persons were convicted in criminal cases for a term of 1 to 23 years. 

What happened to political prisoners between October 10 and 18

18.10.2023 What happened to political prisoners between October 10 and 18

Viasna provides a weekly overview of the latest news on political prisoners.

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