Statement on the release of four political prisoners

24.06.2021 Statement on the release of four political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Three years of restricted freedom for messages in Telegram chats

24.06.2021 Three years of restricted freedom for messages in Telegram chats

On 24 June Minsk Centraĺny District Court sentenced Aliaksei Spiridonau to three years of restricted freedom in an open-type penitentiary.

"Expressed hostility for law enforcement officers." Siarhei Treshchanka sentenced to 3 years in prison for commenting a video

24.06.2021 "Expressed hostility for law enforcement officers." Siarhei Treshchanka sentenced to 3 years in prison for commenting a video

On 24 June, Homieĺ Regional Court sentenced Siarhei Treshchanka to 3 years of imprisonment. He was accused of insiting social enmity or discord under part 1 of article 130 of the Criminal Code.

Six political prisoners are on trial under "Tsikhanouski's case"

24.06.2021 Six political prisoners are on trial under "Tsikhanouski's case"

On 24 June, the trial of political prisoners Siarhei Tsikhanouski, Ihar Losik, Mikola Statkevich, Uladzimir Tsyhanovich, Artsiom Sakau and Dzmitry Papou started in Homieĺ.

International NGOs: Nestlé must immediately stop funding state media in Belarus

24.06.2021 International NGOs: Nestlé must immediately stop funding state media in Belarus

Over 50 non-governmental organisations are therefore calling on the Swiss food company to immediately end its support for the Lukashenko regime’s TV propaganda.

Human rights defenders demand the immediate release of political prisoner Andrei Levanyuk

23.06.2021 Human rights defenders demand the immediate release of political prisoner Andrei Levanyuk

Belarusian human rights organizations consider Andrei Levanyuk a political prisoner

Political prisoner Ivan Bahdzevich sentenced to two years in prison

23.06.2021 Political prisoner Ivan Bahdzevich sentenced to two years in prison

The Pieršamajski District Court of Minsk sentenced political prisoner Ivan Bahdzevich to two years of imprisonment in a penal colony.

PACE: the situation in Belarus is a threat to whole of Europe

23.06.2021 PACE: the situation in Belarus is a threat to whole of Europe

On June 23, at a morning sitting of PACE, members of working groups debated on the topic "The situation in Belarus: a threat to the whole of Europe".

4 years in prison and 13 victims among antiterrorist police officers - new sentence for participation in protest

23.06.2021 4 years in prison and 13 victims among antiterrorist police officers - new sentence for participation in protest

On 23 June the Frunzenski District Court of Minsk sentenced Mikalai Dzenisevich, 53, to 4 years of imprisonment over a march that happened on 18 October 2020 in Minsk.

Details of the charges against Viasna's human right defender in Homieĺ: trial is likely to happen in July

23.06.2021 Details of the charges against Viasna's human right defender in Homieĺ: trial is likely to happen in July

The preliminary investigation of Leanid Sudalenka' case has been completed - he is getting acquainted with the 77-volume materials of the case.

International human rights organizations urge HRC to support extension of mandate of Special Rapporteur on Belarus

22.06.2021 International human rights organizations urge HRC to support extension of mandate of Special Rapporteur on Belarus

The 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council will touch upon the Belarusian issue.

1.5 years of liberty restriction and 400-dollar damages for dishonoring riot police commander

22.06.2021 1.5 years of liberty restriction and 400-dollar damages for dishonoring riot police commander

On 22 June Vadzim Yermalovich, 36, was sentenced to 1.5 years of liberty restriction in an open-type penitentiary under Article 369 of the Criminal Code for insulting the commander of the Minsk riot police Dzmitry Balaba.

Prosecutor asks for 15 years in jail and a fine for ex-candidate for presidency Viktar Babaryka

22.06.2021 Prosecutor asks for 15 years in jail and a fine for ex-candidate for presidency Viktar Babaryka

On June 22, the prosecutor asked for 15 years of imprisonment in a reinforced regime penitentiary for a candidate for the presidency and ex-banker Viktar Babaryka.

Musician convicted in Homieĺ over a comment about local official

21.06.2021 Musician convicted in Homieĺ over a comment about local official

Uladzislau Navazhylau, vocalist of Gods Tower band, made his final statement at Homieĺ Central District Court on June 21.

UN Senior Human Rights Advisor's work suspended in Belarus

21.06.2021 UN Senior Human Rights Advisor's work suspended in Belarus

Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Belarus, reported today to Deutsche Welle that the work of the Senior Human Rights Advisor's office has been suspended by the Belarusian government.

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