News on the topic: freedom of peaceful assembly

Politically motivated administrative prosecution in April: Summary

14.05.2022 Politically motivated administrative prosecution in April: Summary

Repression in Belarus has increased since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. All over the country, law enforcement officers conduct searches, arrests, and interrogations on a daily basis.

Crackdown on antiwar protests in Belarus cities and small towns

09.04.2022 Crackdown on antiwar protests in Belarus cities and small towns

Belarusians protesting against the war in which the territory of Belarus is involved against their will

Arrested protester: “He took woman out into corridor and banged her head against wall”

17.03.2022 Arrested protester: “He took woman out into corridor and banged her head against wall”

Eyewitness account of anti-war protesters' detention condition

Heads beaten and ribs broken: how police treats anti-war protesters in Minsk

15.03.2022 Heads beaten and ribs broken: how police treats anti-war protesters in Minsk

Former detainee talks about his arrest and conditions in prison

230 people detained after anti-war and anti-referendum protests

02.03.2022 230 people detained after anti-war and anti-referendum protests

People are held in detention centers in inhumane conditions

Brothers sentenced to “khimiya” terms over August 2020 protests

30.11.2021 Brothers sentenced to “khimiya” terms over August 2020 protests

The Maskoŭski District Court of Minsk sentenced today two political prisoners, brothers Aliaksei, 42, and Aliaksandr, 40, Rusetskis, to three and two and a half years of “khimiya” (restricted freedom in an open penitentiary). Both were released in the courtroom.

Teacher temporarily released after conviction on protesting charges

25.11.2021 Teacher temporarily released after conviction on protesting charges

The Lieninski District Court of Minsk sentenced political prisoner Aliaksei Minau to three years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary (“khimiya”). The convict was released in the courtroom to wait for an appeal hearing.

Human rights defenders call to release 7 more protesters

25.11.2021 Human rights defenders call to release 7 more protesters

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

15 more convicted over dancing protest in Brest

15.11.2021 15 more convicted over dancing protest in Brest

The Brest District Court has sentenced fifteen persons to various terms of imprisonment, mostly restricted freedom, over their involvement in a post-election protest that took place on September 13, 2020 in central Brest.

Human rights defenders call to release 19 more protesters

15.11.2021 Human rights defenders call to release 19 more protesters

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Political prisoner Andrei Linnik sentenced to 4 years in prison for attending peaceful protest

11.11.2021 Political prisoner Andrei Linnik sentenced to 4 years in prison for attending peaceful protest

On November 8, the Maskoŭski District Court of Minsk sentenced political prisoner Andrei Linnik to four years in a medium-security penal colony for participating in a protest on election night, August 9, 2020.

19 political prisoners convicted in Brest

09.11.2021 19 political prisoners convicted in Brest

The Lieninski District Court of Brest sentenced nineteen political prisoners to various terms of imprisonment over their involvement in a series of post-election protests held on August 9-10 last year.

Bagpiper Dzmitry Shymanski convicted over August 2020 protest

29.10.2021 Bagpiper Dzmitry Shymanski convicted over August 2020 protest

The Zavodski District Court of Minsk sentenced today political prisoner Dzmitry Shymanski to three years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary (“khimiya”) on charges of organizing “actions that grossly violated public order” and “training of persons to participate in such actions”.

Another protester convicted in Hrodna

19.10.2021 Another protester convicted in Hrodna

Political prisoner Aleh Khichou has been convicted over his involvement in a post-election protest of August 10, 2020, after a trial that lasted three months.

6 more protesters listed as political prisoners

13.10.2021 6 more protesters listed as political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

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