News on the topic: detention
01.03.2024 At least 12 detained: what is known about the KGB crackdown on lawyers
Viasna reports what is known about the detentions, and the president of the Belarusian Association of Human Rights Lawyers, Maryia Kolesava-Hudzilina, comments on the persecution of lawyers.
07.02.2024 At least 310 detainees: results of administrative prosecution in January
Viasna compiled a list of the strangest and most ridiculous reasons why Belarusians were tried in January.
23.01.2024 KGB officers come en masse to relatives of political prisoners and former political prisoners
On January 20-23, 2024, Viasna human rights center collects facts of political persecution of Belarusians.
17.10.2023 How and why are priests being persecuted in Belarus?
Viasna reports the situation with the political persecution of religious figures.
05.10.2023 Former journalist Andrei Tolchyn did not leave the temporary detention facility after 3 days from the moment of detention
According to Homel Viasna, he was transferred to pre-trial detention center No. 3.
13.09.2023 Photo of a dog, slogan "Glory to Ukraine", red-white-red stickers: results of administrative prosecution in August
Viasna Observes has compiled a monthly list of the strangest and most ridiculous reasons why Belarusians were tried in August.
13.09.2023 Six people have been detained in Belarus on charges of "preparing terrorist acts." What is known about the detainees?
In the video, some of them look beaten, some are being led on chains during investigative actions, one of the detainees was filmed in the KGB pre-trial detention center.
17.05.2023 Pressuring political prisoners in Belarus: Censorship of correspondence and isolation
Political prisoners in Belarus face increasing restrictions on their correspondence, stifling communication and isolating them further.
14.06.2022 Political prisoner Siarhei Hun went on a dry hunger strike
For the time being Siarhei is kept in the temporary detention center of the Minsk City Executive Committee
15.04.2022 Taking pics of Russian troops considered extremism
What we know about accused in seven criminal cases brought by Investigative Committee for filming Russian military equipment
01.12.2021 Police search homes of Viasna activists across the country
According to the human rights defenders, searches have been conducted in the homes of at least 10 people.
26.03.2021 Over 200 detained on Freedom Day
More than two hundred people were detained yesterday across the country, the Interior Ministry said in its official Telegram channel. Viasna knows the names of 172 protesters arrested in various cities, including 110 in Minsk.
30.11.2020 Day 113 of protests: over 400 detained
At least 416 persons were detained yesterday as a result of several dozen simultaneous protests held in many localities across Belarus on the 16th consecutive Sunday since the rigged presidential election of August 9. Some 250 demonstrators were detained in Minsk, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
23.11.2020 380 detained on Day 106 of post-election protests
At least 379 protesters were detained yesterday in Minsk and other cities of Belarus, according to Viasna’s database. Only a few were released, while most are expected to stand administrative trials in the coming days.
16.11.2020 Over 1,000 detained again in Sunday protests
At least 1,127 protesters were detained yesterday across Belarus, as riot police and other law enforcement officers violently dispersed a dozen protests, including the 14th consecutive weekly demonstration in Minsk since the August 9 presidential election.