News on the topic: hunger strike
18.03.2021 Amnesty International: Life of hunger-striking prisoner at risk
Punk musician, Ihar Bantsar, has been on a hunger strike since 3 March to protest against his prolonged detention on trumped-up criminal charges. He has been imprisoned solely for exercising his rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and he must be immediately and unconditionally released.
12.07.2015 Political prisoner Rubtsou repeatedly goes on a hunger strike
Since July 1 Yury Rubtsou has gone on a hunger strike. The reason is the treatment and confinement conditions in the Baranavichy pretrial detention facility.
20.05.2015 Ambulance called in to persons on hunger strike in Mahilyou
Two persons in Mahilyou, who are protesting against illegal rehousing from flats to a hostel, have been taken bad.
13.05.2015 Yury Rubtsou continues hunger strike and prepares for trial
Despite all persuasions of medics, Yury Rubtsou continues hungering at Baranavičy remand prison.
06.05.2015 Yury Rubtsou: "I am going to declare a dry hunger-strike in the case of a closed trial"
The political prisoner Yury Rubtsou has sent a letter to the Human Rights Center "Viasna". In it, he writes that he is still keeping a hunger strike and is not going to stop. In such a way Mr. Rubtsou protests against the instigation of a criminal case under Article 415 of the Penal Code against him, which he considers fraudulent.
09.04.2015 Yury Rubtsou is keeping hunger strike in solitary confinement
As it became known to the Human Rights Centre "Viasna", the criminal case against Yury Rubtsou under Article 415 of the Criminal Code, "avoidance of serving punishment in the form of restriction of liberty", was instituted back on March 18.
07.04.2015 Yury Rubtsou may be given official charges today
April 6, political prisoner Yury Rubtsou was taken to the Pruzhany district department of the Investigative Committee due to instigation of criminal proceedings under Article 415 of the Criminal Code, evasion from serving penalty in the form of deprivation of liberty). The article envisages up to three years in prison. Today in the evening he may be presented official charges.
23.02.2015 Opposition activist goes on hunger strike in protest against arrest in Homel
Opposition activist Kanstantsin Zhukouski has announced a hunger strike to protest against a 10-day jail term he received on 20 February, according to his counsel who visited the detention center on 21 February.
28.01.2015 Maxim Vinyarski stops hunger strike
The activist feels alright, and he is gradually finishing the hunger strike.
26.01.2015 Opposition activist Maksim Viniarski goes on hunger strike in jail
As it became known to the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, Maksim Viniarski, an activist of the European Belarus opposition movement, on January 26 he began a hunger strike in protest against the sentence imposed by the court. On January 23, Judge Viktoryia Shabunia of the Tsentralny District Court sentenced the activist to an administrative arrest of 15 days for taking part in a rally in memory of the people killed during the Euromaidan protests in Kyiv.
22.01.2015 Yury Rubtsou goes on indefinite hunger strike
The political prisoner demands a job with the country's average salary of $600.
19.12.2014 Trade union activists fined over hunger strike in Babruisk
The Babruisk Court has heard the charges brought against four members of the Free Trade Union of Belarus, who were earlier dismissed from the factory TDiA – Aliaksandr Varankin, Mikalai Zhybul, Aliaksandr Hramyka and Aleh Shauchenka. The activists were charged with participating in an unauthorized mass event.
12.11.2014 Babruisk hunger-strikers questioned by police
As reported to BelaPAN by Aliaksandr Varankin, the activists of the Belarusian Independent Trade Union, having gone on a hunger strike because of their discharge from Babruisk plant of tractor details and aggregates, were questioned at the police office.
11.11.2014 Andrei Bandarenka declares a hunger-strike in prison
The father of the imprisoned human rights activist, Valery Bandarenka, reported the reasons to FFE/RL.
11.11.2014 Babruisk hunger-strikers are summoned to police
The members of the primary unit of the Free Trade Union of Belarus, dismissed from the plant of tractor details and aggregates in Babruisk, continue their hunger-strike.