03.12.2022 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: November 2022
The profound human rights crisis has spanned across all spheres of public and political life. There were 1,447 political prisoners as of December 1.
02.11.2022 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: October 2022
Ales Bialiatski became one of the three Nobel Peace Prize laureates. Valiantsin Stefanovich was re-elected Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH).
11.10.2022 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: September 2022
Coordinator of Viasna’s volunteers Marfa Rabkova and volunteer Andrei Chapiuk were sentenced to 15 and 6 years in prison, respectively.
19.09.2022 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: August 2022
It has been two years since the authorities rigged the presidential election of 2020 in favor of Mr. Aliaksandr Lukashenka.
12.08.2022 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: July 2022
July marked a year since Viasna Chairman Ales Bialiatski, Deputy chairman Valiantsin Stefanovich, and lawyer Uladzimir Labkovich were taken in custody on trumped-up charges.
15.07.2022 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: June 2022
Torture and prohibited treatment continue to be used against those arrested and in politically motivated criminal cases
14.06.2022 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: May 2022
On May 21, the Day of Political Prisoners in Belarus, actions in memory of Vitold Ashurak and in solidarity with more than 1,200 political prisoners took place all around the world
13.05.2022 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: April 2022
Minsk Municipal Court has commenced hearings of criminal case against Viasna volunteer service coordinator Marfa Rabkova, volunteer Andrei Chapiuk, and eight other persons
06.04.2022 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: March 2022
Ongoing war in Ukraine radically changes agenda in Europe and world; democratic countries have imposed new sanctions and restrictions on Belarus
04.03.2022 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: February 2022
On February 27, a referendum on the draft Constitution of Belarus was held. Experts of the monitoring campaign “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” documented numerous law violations
03.02.2022 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: January 2022
As of February 1, Belarusian penal facilities held 1,022 political prisoners; the number continues to increase steadily.
05.01.2022 Human Rights Situation in Belarus in 2021: Analytical review
The presidential election of August 2020 and the unprecedented protests that followed determined the long-term political situation in Belarus.
31.12.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: December 2021
In December, the authorities continued to apply politically motivated prosecution, issuing excessively harsh punishments to individual political prisoners.
03.12.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: November 2021
Viasna member and head of the Center for Strategic Litigation Leanid Sudalenka and Viasna volunteer Tatsiana Lasitsa were sentenced to three years and two years and six months in prison, respectively.
04.11.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: October 2021
Viasna is aware of at least 95 people convicted in politically motivated criminal trials during the month.