News on the topic: criminal prosecution

Andrei Paluda: “Authorities still consider the death penalty as a deterrent”

07.12.2022 Andrei Paluda: “Authorities still consider the death penalty as a deterrent”

Human rights defender comments on the bill that introduces the death penalty for treason by an official or a military officer.

Teacher gets four years in jail for a video with Russian military equipment

07.12.2022 Teacher gets four years in jail for a video with Russian military equipment

Iryna Abdukeryna is another convict in a series of war-related cases.

Out of jail! In November, 28 political prisoners got free

06.12.2022 Out of jail! In November, 28 political prisoners got free

Nineteen people served full jail time. Another 11 were released after sentencing.

What happened to political prisoners on November 28–December 4

05.12.2022 What happened to political prisoners on November 28–December 4

The long-awaited release of convicts in the Student case, rights defender Loika recognized political prisoner, and other news.

In November, 89 people criminally convicted in political cases

05.12.2022 In November, 89 people criminally convicted in political cases

Custodial and freedom-restricting sentences were handed down in all but one trial.

Three people in prolonged administrative detention recognized as political prisoners

02.12.2022 Three people in prolonged administrative detention recognized as political prisoners

Rights defenders demand the release of Uladzislau Bahamolnikau, Volha Anishchuk, and Nasta Loika.

Police arrests people for commenting on Uladzimir Makei's death

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.

Pavel Sapelka: “Viasna continues to support those whose civil and political rights were violated”

30.11.2022 Pavel Sapelka: “Viasna continues to support those whose civil and political rights were violated”

Human rights defender Pavel Sapelka comments on the criminal case against his fellows.

Eighteen people added to the political prisoner list

30.11.2022 Eighteen people added to the political prisoner list

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Lukashenka's press corps ex-reporter recognized as political prisoner

29.11.2022 Lukashenka's press corps ex-reporter recognized as political prisoner

Belarusian human rights community's statement on the Dzmitryi Semchanka case.

Viasna case sent to court

29.11.2022 Viasna case sent to court

Viasna leadership faces 7 to 12 years of jail.

What happened to political prisoners on November 21–27

28.11.2022 What happened to political prisoners on November 21–27

Viasna reports the latest news about political prisoners.

What happened to political prisoners on 14-20 November

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.

Eleven people recognized as political prisoners over lack of fair justice in courts

18.11.2022 Eleven people recognized as political prisoners over lack of fair justice in courts

Statement by the human rights community of Belarus

What happened to political prisoners on November 7–13

14.11.2022 What happened to political prisoners on November 7–13

Political prisoner count hits 1,400 and counting

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