News on the topic: criminal prosecution
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
30.11.2022 Eighteen people added to the political prisoner list
Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community
29.11.2022 Lukashenka's press corps ex-reporter recognized as political prisoner
Belarusian human rights community's statement on the Dzmitryi Semchanka case.
29.11.2022 Viasna case sent to court
Viasna leadership faces 7 to 12 years of jail.
28.11.2022 What happened to political prisoners on November 21–27
Viasna reports the latest news about political prisoners.
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.
18.11.2022 Eleven people recognized as political prisoners over lack of fair justice in courts
Statement by the human rights community of Belarus
14.11.2022 What happened to political prisoners on November 7–13
Political prisoner count hits 1,400 and counting