News for April 2024

The case of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya's analysts has been sent to the Supreme Court

30.04.2024 The case of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya's analysts has been sent to the Supreme Court

According to the case materials, all 20 analysts are accused of committing crimes of an extremist nature in connection with the campaign for the presidential elections, as well as in the post-electoral period.

"They are trying to do everything to wipe the smile off your face forever"

30.04.2024 "They are trying to do everything to wipe the smile off your face forever"

A former political prisoner told Viasna about the naked search, voting in the elections in Žodzina prison, and the move from Valadarka to Kaliadzičy.

Ukrainians, Poles, Russians: which foreign citizens are in Belarusian prisons for political reasons

30.04.2024 Ukrainians, Poles, Russians: which foreign citizens are in Belarusian prisons for political reasons

Viasna reports which foreign citizens are being persecuted in Belarus for political reasons.

The Chernobyl Way in Warsaw

29.04.2024 The Chernobyl Way in Warsaw

Belarusians paid tribute to the victims of the Chernobyl accident and protested against Lukashenka's nuclear policy.

From an hour of mourning and silence to 35 years of processions. How the Chernobyl Way began

29.04.2024 From an hour of mourning and silence to 35 years of processions. How the Chernobyl Way began

Since then, the Chernobyl Way has always been a reason for repression from the authorities.

Almost a thousand people were detained in the first three months of 2024 in Belarus

26.04.2024 Almost a thousand people were detained in the first three months of 2024 in Belarus

Viasna human rights activists have calculated the total number of detentions for the first quarter of 2024.

"If you don't sign it, then your wife will go to prison, and your kids will be taken away by the children's services." Serhii Melyanets spoke about his detention

25.04.2024 "If you don't sign it, then your wife will go to prison, and your kids will be taken away by the children's services." Serhii Melyanets spoke about his detention

Once safe, Serhii told Viasna his story of persecution.

"They break their own rules of special proceedings." The case against Leanid Sudalenka was transferred to the court

24.04.2024 "They break their own rules of special proceedings." The case against Leanid Sudalenka was transferred to the court

It is known that there are two volumes of the case materials, but the essence of the accusation is still unknown.

"Until you exit the gate, you don't know if they will detain you for more days or if there's already a criminal case," a former prisoner

23.04.2024 "Until you exit the gate, you don't know if they will detain you for more days or if there's already a criminal case," a former prisoner

A Minsk resident told Viasna about the difference between a regular cell and a political punishment cell in the Center for Isolation of Offenders at Akrescina and his cellmates at the end of January 2024.

The statement on the recognition of 15 people as political prisoners

22.04.2024 The statement on the recognition of 15 people as political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Three MPs from Switzerland and the Netherlands take on godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus

22.04.2024 Three MPs from Switzerland and the Netherlands take on godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus

As part of #WeStandBYyou campaign, Samira Marti (Sozialdemokratische Partei der Schweiz, Switzerland), Geert Gabriëls and Esmah Lahlah (both GroenLinks-PvdA, Netherlands) are taking on godparenthood for Anzhela Sikorskaya, Dzianis Dzemidovich and Valeryia Kastsiuhova.

Political prisoner list in Belarus expanded by 11 names

19.04.2024 Political prisoner list in Belarus expanded by 11 names

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

The right to life was violated. The UN Human Rights Committee responded to the Belarusian authorities on Berazhny and Hershankou executed in 2018

18.04.2024 The right to life was violated. The UN Human Rights Committee responded to the Belarusian authorities on Berazhny and Hershankou executed in 2018

Among the violations, the committee found a violation of the right to a fair trial, noted that no one can be arbitrarily deprived of life, and demanded that the Belarusian authorities pay appropriate compensation to the mothers of the punished.

The statement on the recognition of 11 people as political prisoners

17.04.2024 The statement on the recognition of 11 people as political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

"A tool for control, propaganda, and imitation of civic life." Belaya Rus as an example of an artificial political party

17.04.2024 "A tool for control, propaganda, and imitation of civic life." Belaya Rus as an example of an artificial political party

Together with the legal service of Viasna, we talk about the Belaya Rus party, its role in the elections, and its significance for the regime.

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