News on the topic: freedom of expression

Ivan Murauyou and Yauhen Merkis recognized as political prisoners

21.09.2022 Ivan Murauyou and Yauhen Merkis recognized as political prisoners

Joint statement of the Belarusian human rights community

Viasna resources added to republican list of extremist materials

14.02.2022 Viasna resources added to republican list of extremist materials

Earlier, a Telegram channel of Viasna and its pages on social networks were recognized as “extremist”

 “Viasna” telegram channel and social networks recognized as “extremist”

30.12.2021  “Viasna” telegram channel and social networks recognized as “extremist”

On December 30, 2021, the court of the Čychunačny District Court of Homieĺ recognized the content of “Viasna” telegram channel and social networks as “extremist materials”.

Human rights defenders call to release 5 persons held on "extremism" and "hooliganism" charges

18.11.2021 Human rights defenders call to release 5 persons held on "extremism" and "hooliganism" charges

Statement by the human rights community of Belarus

7 new names on list of political prisoners

16.11.2021 7 new names on list of political prisoners

Statement by the human rights community of Belarus

Prison conditions for people arrested for commenting on killed KGB officer amount to torture

19.10.2021 Prison conditions for people arrested for commenting on killed KGB officer amount to torture

Most people detained last month for commenting on the Zeltser case are being held in inhumane conditions, according to their families.

Siarhei Krupenich and Anastasiya Krupenich-Kandratsiyeva are political prisoners

12.10.2021 Siarhei Krupenich and Anastasiya Krupenich-Kandratsiyeva are political prisoners

Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

14 new political prisoners

24.09.2021 14 new political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Detained journalists of Belsat TV and RFE/RL, Tatiana Kouzina and Valeryia Kastsiuhova are new political prisoners

20.07.2021 Detained journalists of Belsat TV and RFE/RL, Tatiana Kouzina and Valeryia Kastsiuhova are new political prisoners

Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

Amnesty International: Blocking leading online media outlet is a brazen attack on freedom of expression

18.05.2021 Amnesty International: Blocking leading online media outlet is a brazen attack on freedom of expression

The blocking of the TUT.by website is a full-scale assault on the right to freedom of expression and media freedom in Belarus, and leaves a gaping wound in the country’s access to independent sources of information.

Dissent is not a crime! We demand the immediate release of political prisoner Volha Zalatar

02.04.2021 Dissent is not a crime! We demand the immediate release of political prisoner Volha Zalatar

Joint statement of Belarusian human rights organizations

Brest court orders “khimiya” terms over Lukashenka’s effigy

01.04.2021 Brest court orders “khimiya” terms over Lukashenka’s effigy

Judge Inna Klyshpach of the Maskoŭski District Court of Brest ruled today to sentence two women and a man to various terms of restricted freedom, finding them guilty under Part 2 of Article 339 of the Criminal Code, hooliganism committed by a group of persons.

Arrested Polish minority activists are political prisoners

31.03.2021 Arrested Polish minority activists are political prisoners

Joint statement of the Belarusian human rights community

Five new political prisoners in Belarus

02.03.2021 Five new political prisoners in Belarus

Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

We demand the immediate release of political prisoners Maryia Safonava and Andrei Sysun

25.02.2021 We demand the immediate release of political prisoners Maryia Safonava and Andrei Sysun

Joint statement by Belarusian human rights organizations

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