News on the topic: political persecution
10.03.2023 Lawtrend review: Freedom of association and legal environment for Belarusian CSOs in 2022
Lawtrend reviewed the situation with freedom of association in Belarus in 2022.
23.02.2023 "A weapon to fight dissent." New amendments to the Criminal Code approved by the Belarusian deputies
Viasna reports what other changes were approved by the Belarusian deputies.
21.02.2023 ABW.by editor Yuryi Hladchuk sentenced to 2.5 years in a penal colony
The political prisoner was found guilty under Article 342 (active participation in actions that grossly violate public order) and Article 368 (insulting Lukashenka) of the Criminal Code.
08.02.2023 IAPB: 14,300 documents relating to 2,052 survivor-victims already digitized and archived
The International Accountability Platform for Belarus (IAPB) released its third progress report for February-September 2022.
05.02.2023 At least 58 arrested at border crossings when returning to Belarus
According to the State Border Committee, 52 people were detained on "extremist" charges when entering Belarus last year. But according to Viasna's data, at least 58 Belarusians were arrested after crossing the border in 2022 and 2023.
24.01.2023 Shot in knees and jailed: what Belarusians risks for their anti-war stance
Viasna's review of the anti-war persecution cases in 2022.
12.01.2023 Belarus in HRW's World report 2022: Mass peaceful protests wound down but repressions continue
Human Rights Watch has published World Report 2022, an annual review of the human rights situation in the world. Belarus chapter provides information about the governmental repressions against civil society in 2022.
11.01.2023 Administrative prosecution in 2022: At least 6,380 arrests
Viasna's yearly review of the administrative prosecution on political grounds.
16.12.2022 Dissident athlete Nadzeya Astapchuk arrested in Minsk
The silver medalist of the world championship in the shot put has openly criticized the Lukashenka.
14.12.2022 Belarus index on torture: authorities deliberately deepen the human rights crisis
The Civic Solidarity Platform presents its third Index on Torture complete with updated country data for 2022.
01.12.2022 Police arrests people for commenting on Uladzimir Makei's death
At least three people are detained, and the police are after dozens more.
22.11.2022 What happened to political prisoners on 14-20 November
Last week, the political prisoner count increased by 34 people and hit 1451 names.
21.10.2022 Exiled members of Coordinating Council to be tried in absentia
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and her team accused of ‘conspiracy to seize power in an unconstitutional way.’
07.09.2022 Viasna digest: 16 political prisoners released in August. Most of them fully served their terms
Viasna recalls the released political prisoners' cases and sentences.
26.08.2022 UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus report: “Hostile environment is used as a powerful tool to compel people to leave”
The UN website has published the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Anaïs Marin.