News on the topic: criminal prosecution

8 more protesters called political prisoners

03.03.2021 8 more protesters called political prisoners

Joint statement by the human rights organizations of Belarus

5 years in prison for political prisoner Ruslan Parfionau

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).

Viasna human rights activist Dzmitry Salauyou detained again, named suspect in criminal case

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.

Five new political prisoners in Belarus

02.03.2021 Five new political prisoners in Belarus

Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

Tut.by reporter and whistleblower doctor convicted in political trial

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.

7 new names on list of political prisoners

26.02.2021 7 new names on list of political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Political prisoner Yauhen Dzmitryeu sentenced to two years in prison

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.

We demand the immediate release of political prisoners Maryia Safonava and Andrei Sysun

25.02.2021 We demand the immediate release of political prisoners Maryia Safonava and Andrei Sysun

Joint statement by Belarusian human rights organizations

Political prisoner Aliaksandr Kisialiou convicted in Žlobin

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).

Dead protester convicted of attempted murder

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.

Political prisoner Maryna Hlazava sentenced to 18 months of ‘home imprisonment’

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.

Political prisoner Uladzislau Zianevich sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom

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.

More protesters convicted in political trials

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.

Political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny walks free after 6 ½ years in prison

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.

Belsat TV journalists sentenced to 2 years in prison

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).

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