News on the topic: picks of the week
20.03.2020 Picks of the week
COVID-19 affects the rights of prisoners, peaceful protesters, and future presidential candidates; convicted trade union activist faces fewer restrictions; victim of police violence gets new chance to punish perpetrators
13.03.2020 Picks of the week
Viasna writes to UN to complain about persecution of peaceful protesters and bloggers; death convicts' sister launches petitions to save her brothers' lives; HRDs alarmed by proposals to criminalize "LGBT propaganda" and raise age of consent for same-sex relationships
06.03.2020 Picks of the week
Appeal date set for convicted anarchists Mikita Yemialyianau and Ivan Komar; Viasna's activist Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk faces formal charges; Belarus still ranked low in Freedom House annual report
28.02.2020 Picks of the week
Human rights defenders sum up aftermath of pro-independence protests; UN urged to intervene in cases of repeated detention of Belarusian protesters; Viasna activist briefly detained in Niasviž district
21.02.2020 Picks of the week
Dzmitry Paliyenka loses appeal to Supreme Court; political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny claims his mail is destroyed by prison authorities; alternative report on UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities presented in Minsk
31.01.2020 Picks of the week
Death convict loses appeal at Supreme Court; more people convicted over December protests; employment discrimination still high, new research says
24.01.2020 Picks of the week
Critical blogger gets 8 jail terms in a row; opposition activist faces criminal charges; death convict and family report harassment
17.01.2020 Picks of the week
Nearly 100 punished over pro-independence protests; government resumes investigation into extrajudicial murder case; HRW criticizes Belarus over lack of progress in key human rights areas
13.12.2019 Picks of the week
Women's rights activists stage artistic protest on Human Rights Day; critical blogger cleared of criminal charges; more people convicted in election aftermath.
06.12.2019 Picks of the week
After a summer lull, when only a few politically motivated cases of persecution were reported by the media, the fall saw a new wave of repression targeting opponents of the current regime.
29.11.2019 Picks of the week
Protesters face charges in the aftermath of November 17 elections; BAJ criticizes state media over poor coverage of the campaign; critical blogger loses claim demanding compensation for "false charges"
22.11.2019 Picks of the week: Parliamentary elections in figures
The November 17 elections brought both predictable and quite unexpected results. Some of them are shocking, while others are absurd.
11.10.2019 Picks of the Week against the Death Penalty
The past seven days have been dominated by events held as part of the annual nation-wide Week against the Death Penalty in Belarus. Viasna has collected quotes and photo evidence of the Week to highlight the diversity of voices and efforts demanding an end to executions, both in the country and worldwide.
04.10.2019 Picks of the week
Observers report record low representation of opposition in precinct election commissions; critical blogger unable to pay heavy fine, begs for community service to avoid criminal charges; Supreme Court sets appeal hearing in death convict's case
27.09.2019 Picks of the week
Trial of Dzmitry Paliyenka postponed; wheelchair user reports accessibility issues in election campaigning; Tajik opposition activist detained in Belarus, awaits extradition