Human Rights Situation in Belarus: November 2022

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.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: October 2022

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).

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: September 2022

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.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: August 2022       

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.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: July 2022

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.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: June 2022

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

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: May 2022

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

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: April 2022

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

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: March 2022  

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

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: February 2022

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

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: January 2022

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.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus in 2021: Analytical review

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.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: December 2021

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.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: November 2021

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.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: October 2021

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.

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