News for November 2023

Stories of teenage political prisoners of Belarus who were deprived of their freedom

30.11.2023 Stories of teenage political prisoners of Belarus who were deprived of their freedom

Viasna reports how the Belarusian authorities persecute children for political reasons, and why the children were imprisoned.

Statement on the recognition of six new political prisoners

29.11.2023 Statement on the recognition of six new political prisoners

Statement by the human rights community of Belarus

What happened to political prisoners between November 17 and 27

29.11.2023 What happened to political prisoners between November 17 and 27

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

Latest news about jailed Viasna human rights defenders

28.11.2023 Latest news about jailed Viasna human rights defenders

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

Solidarity without borders: a guide on supporting political prisoners from abroad

27.11.2023 Solidarity without borders: a guide on supporting political prisoners from abroad

Now that thousands of Belarusians are scattered all over the world, Viasna has gathered possible ways to support and cheer up political prisoners from abroad.

Statement of the human rights community on the recognition of 13 new political prisoners

22.11.2023 Statement of the human rights community on the recognition of 13 new political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Support Viasna on Giving Tuesday

22.11.2023 Support Viasna on Giving Tuesday

For the first time, Viasna has decided to join the global Tuesday of radical generosity and calls for support for its long-term activities in defense of human rights in Belarus. 

"We will have an expert mission." Human rights activists explained how they will conduct an election monitoring campaign

22.11.2023 "We will have an expert mission." Human rights activists explained how they will conduct an election monitoring campaign

Representatives of the Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections campaign and its expert Pavel Sapelka answered a number of topical questions about the upcoming election campaign.

Statement on the launch of an expert election* observation mission in Belarus on February 25, 2024

22.11.2023 Statement on the launch of an expert election* observation mission in Belarus on February 25, 2024

The Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections campaign announces the launch of an expert mission to monitor the elections* of deputies of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the eighth convocation and local Councils of Deputies of the twenty-ninth convocation, which will be held in Belarus on February 25, 2024.

Violation of the right not to be tried twice? The UN expressed concern about the use of article 411

21.11.2023 Violation of the right not to be tried twice? The UN expressed concern about the use of article 411

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus and Working Group on Arbitrary Detention appealed to the Belarusian state regarding the application of article 411 of the Criminal Code of Belarus. There was no response from the Belarusian state to this appeal.

"Show everyone we have no connection with." We recall the political prisoners whom the authorities showed in prisons

20.11.2023 "Show everyone we have no connection with." We recall the political prisoners whom the authorities showed in prisons

In Belarus, a number of political prisoners are in complete isolation without communication with the outside world.

What happened to political prisoners from November 9 to 17

17.11.2023 What happened to political prisoners from November 9 to 17

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

International Day of Solidarity with Belarus: Joint statement to the OSCE

17.11.2023 International Day of Solidarity with Belarus: Joint statement to the OSCE

The UK and others issue a statement to the OSCE's Permanent Council on the human rights situation in Belarus, calling for immediate release of all political prisoners.

Statement of human rights organizations on recognition of Andrei Tolchyn as a political prisoner

17.11.2023 Statement of human rights organizations on recognition of Andrei Tolchyn as a political prisoner

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

"We need to do more." A Viasna human rights activist spoke at the opening of the assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

16.11.2023 "We need to do more." A Viasna human rights activist spoke at the opening of the assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

The 15th annual Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum is taking place in Brussels from November 14 to 16.

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