News on the topic: criminal prosecution
03.03.2021 8 more protesters called political prisoners
Joint statement by the human rights organizations of Belarus
03.03.2021 5 years in prison for political prisoner Ruslan Parfionau
Judge Anatol Strelchanka of the Mazyr District Court has sentenced political prisoner Ruslan Parfionau to five years in a medium-security penal colony, finding him guilty of “rioting” (Part 2 of Art. 293).
02.03.2021 Viasna human rights activist Dzmitry Salauyou detained again, named suspect in criminal case
In the evening of March 1, human rights activist and member of the Board of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" Dzmitry Salauyou was detained in Minsk. The day before Salauyou was released after serving 12 days of administrative detention.
02.03.2021 Five new political prisoners in Belarus
Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community
02.03.2021 Tut.by reporter and whistleblower doctor convicted in political trial
The Maskoŭski District Court of Minsk has convicted tut.by journalist Katsiaryna Barysevich and medical doctor Artsiom Sarokin of illegal disclosing a medical secret, after they refuted official information alleging that the deceased protester Raman Bandarenka was drunk on the night of his death.
26.02.2021 7 new names on list of political prisoners
Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community
26.02.2021 Political prisoner Yauhen Dzmitryeu sentenced to two years in prison
A 26-year-old political prisoner Yauhen Dzmitryeu was sentenced today by the Centraĺny District Court of Minsk to two years in a penal colony on charges of “violating public order” (Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code). The charge stems from the events of October 4, when a water cannon was broken during a protest in Minsk.
25.02.2021 We demand the immediate release of political prisoners Maryia Safonava and Andrei Sysun
Joint statement by Belarusian human rights organizations
25.02.2021 Political prisoner Aliaksandr Kisialiou convicted in Žlobin
Judge Yauhen Yerafeyeu of the Žlobin District Court has sentenced political prisoner Aliaksandr Kisialiou to three years in prison, finding him guilty of “violating public order” (Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code) and “threat of violence or violence against a law enforcement officer” (Art. 364 of the Criminal Code).
25.02.2021 Dead protester convicted of attempted murder
Henadz Shutau, a protester killed in Brest on August 11, has been found guilty of attempting to murder a law enforcement officer, according to a ruling by the Brest Regional Court. His friend, Aliaksandr Kardziukou, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on the same charge.
25.02.2021 Political prisoner Maryna Hlazava sentenced to 18 months of ‘home imprisonment’
The Lieninski District Court of Brest has handed down the first verdicts in the criminal case of the “dancing protest” held on September 13. The case was opened under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code and involved dozens of people.
23.02.2021 Political prisoner Uladzislau Zianevich sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom
Judge Maryna Zapasnik of the Lieninski District Court of Minsk sentenced political prisoner Uladzislau Zianevich to three years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary (so-called “khimiya”), finding him guilty under Article 342 of the Criminal Code. The convict was released in the courtroom pending an appeal hearing.
19.02.2021 More protesters convicted in political trials
Courts in Minsk sentenced today political prisoners Ivan Krasouski, Volha Paulava and Liavon Khalatran to terms of restricted freedom (so-called “khimiya”), finding them guilty of “breaching public order” during the unprecedented wave of protests triggered by the fraudulent presidential election of August 2020.
19.02.2021 Political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny walks free after 6 ½ years in prison
Mikhail Zhamchuzhny, a 65-year-old political prisoner and human rights activist, was released this morning from penal colony No. 9 in the city of Horki, Mahilioŭ region, RFE/RL’s Belarus service said.
18.02.2021 Belsat TV journalists sentenced to 2 years in prison
Katsiaryna Bakhvalava (Andreyeva) and Darya Chultsova, journalists working with the Belsat TV channel, were sentenced to 2 years’ imprisonment in a general-security penitentiary each, after Judhe Natallia Buhuk of the Frunzienski District Court of Minsk found them today guilty of involvement in “group actions gravely breaching public order” (Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code).