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Viasna's statement in connection with the start of “special proceedings” and the toughening of accusations against our colleagues

30.09.2022 Viasna's statement in connection with the start of “special proceedings” and the toughening of accusations against our colleagues

Statement of Human Rights Center Viasna

Viasna to receive Justice For Democracy Defenders award

27.09.2022 Viasna to receive Justice For Democracy Defenders award

On 29 September, the Clooney Foundation for Justice and the Ford Foundation will host the first-ever ‘Albie Awards’ to honor global justice defenders

Human rights defender Tatsiana Lasitsa pardoned and released after 20 months in prison

26.09.2022 Human rights defender Tatsiana Lasitsa pardoned and released after 20 months in prison

Political prisoner, human rights activist, and Viasna volunteer Tatsiana Lasitsa was unexpectedly released from Homieĺ correctional facility.

Smuggling and financing protests: Viasna human rights defenders' final indictment gets more serious

26.09.2022 Smuggling and financing protests: Viasna human rights defenders' final indictment gets more serious

Ales Bialiatski, Valiantsin Stefanovich, and Uladzimir Labkovich were charged with harsher crimes.

“Our voices are hers”—Viasna human rights defenders read Marfa Rabkova's last word in court

13.09.2022 “Our voices are hers”—Viasna human rights defenders read Marfa Rabkova's last word in court

Marfa Rabkova was sentenced to 15 years in jail for her peaceful human rights activities.

Marfa Rabkova's last word in court: “Every time we respond to someone else’s pain we bring our Belarus closer”

09.09.2022 Marfa Rabkova's last word in court: “Every time we respond to someone else’s pain we bring our Belarus closer”

We publish the text of the last word that Marfa Rabkova prepared for her speech in court.

Harsh sentences to Viasna members spark international outcry

09.09.2022 Harsh sentences to Viasna members spark international outcry

Marfa Rabkova, Andrei Chapiuk, and eight other political prisoners sentenced to a total of 94 years in prison.

The Observatory calls to quash the sentences of Marfa Rabkova, Andrey Chapiuk, and Nasta Loika

08.09.2022 The Observatory calls to quash the sentences of Marfa Rabkova, Andrey Chapiuk, and Nasta Loika

The Observatory urges the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release them as well as all Viasna members and all other human rights defenders arbitrarily detained in the country.

Viasna statement in connection with the sentencing of Marfa Rabkova and Andrei Chapiuk

06.09.2022 Viasna statement in connection with the sentencing of Marfa Rabkova and Andrei Chapiuk

The only reason for the sentences is Viasna members uncompromisingly legitimate activities.

Viasna member Marfa Rabkova gets 15 years in jail, volunteer Andrei Chapiuk—6

06.09.2022 Viasna member Marfa Rabkova gets 15 years in jail, volunteer Andrei Chapiuk—6

The Minsk Municipal Court announced the sentence of ten political prisoners at once

International human rights organizations: Release Maria Rabkova and Andrey Chapiuk immediately

05.09.2022 International human rights organizations: Release Maria Rabkova and Andrey Chapiuk immediately

Ahead of the upcoming verdict to Viasna members human rights defenders demand their release

"I could not imagine that when my elder brother got behind bars, someone would have to stand in for him," – says Mikalay Labkovich

05.09.2022 "I could not imagine that when my elder brother got behind bars, someone would have to stand in for him," – says Mikalay Labkovich

Mikalay Labkovich has told Viasna how he found out about the arrest of his brother and his brother’s wife on 14 July last year, how Uladzimir’s family has been living without him, and about the challenges they face and the way to help the imprisoned human rights defender and other political prisoners.

#FreeViasna: Weekly news digest on Viasna’s imprisoned human rights defenders

29.08.2022 #FreeViasna: Weekly news digest on Viasna’s imprisoned human rights defenders

Latest news about imprisoned Viasna members

#FreeViasna: Weekly news digest on Viasna’s imprisoned human rights defenders

15.08.2022 #FreeViasna: Weekly news digest on Viasna’s imprisoned human rights defenders

Latest news about imprisoned Viasna members

“We want to get through to the walls”: Viasna solidarity actions at Belarusian embassy in Vilnius held on August 4

05.08.2022 “We want to get through to the walls”: Viasna solidarity actions at Belarusian embassy in Vilnius held on August 4

The place and date refer to the first such action held in 2013 in front of the Belarusian embassy—to express solidarity with the imprisoned Viasna chairman Ales Bialiatski. 

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