News on the topic: criminal prosecution
23.06.2021 Political prisoner Ivan Bahdzevich sentenced to two years in prison
The Pieršamajski District Court of Minsk sentenced political prisoner Ivan Bahdzevich to two years of imprisonment in a penal colony.
23.06.2021 4 years in prison and 13 victims among antiterrorist police officers - new sentence for participation in protest
On 23 June the Frunzenski District Court of Minsk sentenced Mikalai Dzenisevich, 53, to 4 years of imprisonment over a march that happened on 18 October 2020 in Minsk.
22.06.2021 1.5 years of liberty restriction and 400-dollar damages for dishonoring riot police commander
On 22 June Vadzim Yermalovich, 36, was sentenced to 1.5 years of liberty restriction in an open-type penitentiary under Article 369 of the Criminal Code for insulting the commander of the Minsk riot police Dzmitry Balaba.
22.06.2021 Prosecutor asks for 15 years in jail and a fine for ex-candidate for presidency Viktar Babaryka
On June 22, the prosecutor asked for 15 years of imprisonment in a reinforced regime penitentiary for a candidate for the presidency and ex-banker Viktar Babaryka.
21.06.2021 Musician convicted in Homieĺ over a comment about local official
Uladzislau Navazhylau, vocalist of Gods Tower band, made his final statement at Homieĺ Central District Court on June 21.
18.06.2021 Human rights defenders call to release five more political prisoners
Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community
16.06.2021 Release political prisoner Mikhail Dobysh
Joint statement by the human rights community of Belarus
16.06.2021 HRDs insist on retrial and release of political prisoner Siarhei Monich
Statement by the human rights community of Belarus
16.06.2021 Stop torture and criminal prosecution of prisoner Artsiom Anishchuk!
Statement by the Board of the Human Rights Center "Viasna"
15.06.2021 11 new names on list of political prisoners
Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community
15.06.2021 Tsikhanouski, Statkevich, Losik and others to stand in-prison trial behind closed doors
The trial of several key opposition figures and critical vloggers, including Mikalai Statkevich, Siarhei Tsikhanouski and Ihar Losik, is expected start on June 24, according to their families.
14.06.2021 Andrei Kolas and Yauhen Zialkouski are new political prisoners
Joint statement of Belarusian human rights organizations
11.06.2021 Immediately release political prisoner Vasil Lohvinau!
Joint statement by Belarusian human rights organizations
10.06.2021 Political prisoner Viachaslau Papou sentenced to three years of “khimiya” over post-election protests, released in the courtroom
The Lieninski District Court of Minsk convicted political prisoner Viachaslau Papou, who was accused of “active participation in group actions that grossly violated public order” (Part 1 of Article 342 of the Criminal Code). The charges stemmed from Papou’s involvement in the post-election protests of August and September 2020.
10.06.2021 Four political prisoners sentenced to 5 years each for plotting riots that never happened
The Maskoŭski District Court of Minsk convicted today four political prisoners, who volunteered at Viktar Babaryka’s presidential campaign, Ihar Yarmolau, Dzmitry Kanapelka, Uladzislau Karetski, and Mikalai Saseu, who were accused of “preparing for riots” (Part 1, Article 13 and Part 2, Article 293 of the Criminal Code) and “other training of persons to participate in riots” (Part 3 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code).