News on the topic: criminal prosecution

6 more people designated as political prisoners

22.10.2021 6 more people designated as political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Two jailed over post-election protests in Pinsk

21.10.2021 Two jailed over post-election protests in Pinsk

The Lieninski District Court of Brest has sentenced political prisoner Illia Bokhan to three and a half years in prison on charges of involvement in ‘riots’ in the aftermath of the rigged presidential election of August 2020.

Political prisoner Dzmitry Furmanau is free

21.10.2021 Political prisoner Dzmitry Furmanau is free

Political prisoner Dzmitry Furmanau has been released after 18 months in prison, RFE/RL’s Belarus service said.

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.

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.

"A person who stands for national values and whose life is driven by them"

18.10.2021 "A person who stands for national values and whose life is driven by them"

Alena Laptsionak, a member of Viasna, tells Radio Racyja about Viasna leader Ales Bialiatski.

Human rights defenders call to release 8 convicts in defamation trials

16.10.2021 Human rights defenders call to release 8 convicts in defamation trials

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

FIDH: Accusations against Viasna are baseless

15.10.2021 FIDH: Accusations against Viasna are baseless

Several members of Viasna, including its Chairman Ales Bialiatski, and FIDH Vice President Valiantsin Stefanovic, were charged with tax evasion on a large scale. FIDH believes, however, that the real motive behind these baseless charges is to eradicate civil society in Belarus.

3 and 2 ½ years: prosecution requests prison terms for Viasna members in Homieĺ

14.10.2021 3 and 2 ½ years: prosecution requests prison terms for Viasna members in Homieĺ

Judge Siarhei Salouski is expected to announce his verdict in the coming days.

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

Tsikhanouskaya’s campaign volunteer convicted in Minsk

12.10.2021 Tsikhanouskaya’s campaign volunteer convicted in Minsk

The Saviecki District Court of Minsk sentenced political prisoner Aliaksandr Dabryianik to three years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary (“khimiya”) on charges of “organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them”.

Babaryka’s campaign managers Kupreyeva and Karaka walk free

12.10.2021 Babaryka’s campaign managers Kupreyeva and Karaka walk free

The charges against Kupreyeva and Karaka remain in place and they will be under travel restrictions before trial.

Ex-police officer sentenced to 2 years in prison for participating in post-election protests

08.10.2021 Ex-police officer sentenced to 2 years in prison for participating in post-election protests

The Centraĺny District Court of Minsk sentenced political prisoner Yahor Viarshynin to two years in a general-security penal colony, finding him guilty under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (“actions that grossly violate public order”).

Human rights defenders call to release 73 people detained in Zeltser case

07.10.2021 Human rights defenders call to release 73 people detained in Zeltser case

Statement by the human rights community of Belarus

Political prisoner Aleh Kulesha sentenced to prison term in another dancing protest trial in Brest

06.10.2021 Political prisoner Aleh Kulesha sentenced to prison term in another dancing protest trial in Brest

The Maskoŭski District Court of Brest has convicted the eighth group of defendants in the series of trials dubbed by journalists and human rights defenders as “dancing protest case”.

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