Fifteen people recognized as political prisoners over prosecution under notorious Article 342

05.10.2022 Fifteen people recognized as political prisoners over prosecution under notorious Article 342

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Nadzeya Luchanok at the OSCE conference: “Our main goal is the release of all political prisoners”

05.10.2022 Nadzeya Luchanok at the OSCE conference: “Our main goal is the release of all political prisoners”

Political prisoners in Belarus have been a topic of a side event at the OSCE Warsaw Human Dimension Conference, the largest European conference on human rights and democracy.

September sentences in political cases in numbers

04.10.2022 September sentences in political cases in numbers

Custodial and freedom-restricting sentences were handed down in all politically motivated cases in September.

Ten people recognized as political prisoners

03.10.2022 Ten people recognized as political prisoners

Statement by the human rights community of Belarus

What happened to political prisoners on September 26–October 2

03.10.2022 What happened to political prisoners on September 26–October 2

At least 12 people convicted in courts, six political prisoners finished serving their terms

"When I feel hopelessness, despair, when I don't see the light, — I remember Ales." Human rights activist Ales Bialiatski is 60 years old

01.10.2022 "When I feel hopelessness, despair, when I don't see the light, — I remember Ales." Human rights activist Ales Bialiatski is 60 years old

Svaboda spoke with Ales Bialiatski's colleagues, whom he had introduced to human rights activities.

Viasna's statement in connection with the start of “special proceedings” and the toughening of accusations against our colleagues

30.09.2022 Viasna's statement in connection with the start of “special proceedings” and the toughening of accusations against our colleagues

Statement of Human Rights Center Viasna

“This award is a great support to us in our mission.” Viasna awarded The Albie Awards 2022

30.09.2022 “This award is a great support to us in our mission.” Viasna awarded The Albie Awards 2022

Alina Stefanovich, the wife of political prisoner and Viasna human rights defender Valiantsin Stefanovich, received the prize.

Harsh sentence handed down to journalist Kseniya Lutskina

28.09.2022 Harsh sentence handed down to journalist Kseniya Lutskina

The journalist was sentenced to eight years of imprisonment

Viasna to receive Justice For Democracy Defenders award

27.09.2022 Viasna to receive Justice For Democracy Defenders award

On 29 September, the Clooney Foundation for Justice and the Ford Foundation will host the first-ever ‘Albie Awards’ to honor global justice defenders

Right Livelihood warns UN Council about Ales Bialiatski's terrible detention conditions

27.09.2022 Right Livelihood warns UN Council about Ales Bialiatski's terrible detention conditions

Ales Bialiatski is being held in a dark, semi-basement section of a Belarusian prison, Right Livelihood and Laureate organisation Human Rights Center “Viasna” warned the UN Human Rights Council.

Human rights defender Tatsiana Lasitsa pardoned and released after 20 months in prison

26.09.2022 Human rights defender Tatsiana Lasitsa pardoned and released after 20 months in prison

Political prisoner, human rights activist, and Viasna volunteer Tatsiana Lasitsa was unexpectedly released from Homieĺ correctional facility.

Viasna leader Ales Bialiatski turned 60 in jail

26.09.2022 Viasna leader Ales Bialiatski turned 60 in jail

Prominent politicians and fellow human rights activists spoke in solidarity with Ales.

Overview of political trials on 19-25 September

26.09.2022 Overview of political trials on 19-25 September

Every week the courts keep handing down new sentences and laying new charges against political prisoners. Below, you will find an overview of the news on political prisoners for 19-25 September.

Smuggling and financing protests: Viasna human rights defenders' final indictment gets more serious

26.09.2022 Smuggling and financing protests: Viasna human rights defenders' final indictment gets more serious

Ales Bialiatski, Valiantsin Stefanovich, and Uladzimir Labkovich were charged with harsher crimes.

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