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Nobel laureate Bialiatski’s condition worsens after 1,000 days in Belarusian prison, his wife says

10.04.2024 Nobel laureate Bialiatski’s condition worsens after 1,000 days in Belarusian prison, his wife says

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and activist Ales Bialiatski marked his 1,000th day in prison in Belarus on Tuesday amid increasing fears about his deteriorating health, his wife said.

Viasna receives University of Graz award for documenting human rights violations

29.03.2024 Viasna receives University of Graz award for documenting human rights violations

As part of the International Accountability Platform for Belarus, the Viasna Human Rights Center received the University of Graz Human Rights Award.

Human rights defender Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk detained in Baranavičy during house raid

20.03.2024 Human rights defender Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk detained in Baranavičy during house raid

The police released a video of the raid on his home, which shows him lying on the floor during the arrest.

UN experts: A year after conviction of Viasna Chair and members concerns about the fairness of trial remain

13.03.2024 UN experts: A year after conviction of Viasna Chair and members concerns about the fairness of trial remain

“We remain gravely concerned that the trial was a retaliation against their work in the defence of human rights in Belarus,” the experts said.

Latest news about jailed Viasna human rights defenders

05.03.2024 Latest news about jailed Viasna human rights defenders

We collected news on Viasna team members who are behind bars.

"Free Viasna!" International colleagues speak about the anniversary of the verdict in Viasna case

04.03.2024 "Free Viasna!" International colleagues speak about the anniversary of the verdict in Viasna case

Viasna gathered the reactions of the international colleagues on the anniversary of the verdict in Viasna case.

36 human rights organizations around the world demanded the release of imprisoned Viasna members

03.03.2024 36 human rights organizations around the world demanded the release of imprisoned Viasna members

One year after the unjust verdict against human rights defenders Ales Bialiatski, Valiantsin Stefanovic and Uladzimir Labkovich, the Observatory and the undersigned organizations call for their immediate and unconditional release

Statement by Russian and International Human Rights Group on the sentence against Russian human rights defender Oleg Orlov

27.02.2024 Statement by Russian and International Human Rights Group on the sentence against Russian human rights defender Oleg Orlov

Russian and international human rights organizations condemn Moscow’s Golovinsky District Court’s sentencing today of Oleg Orlov.

Russia puts Belarusian human rights defenders on wanted list

14.02.2024 Russia puts Belarusian human rights defenders on wanted list

Who are these activists and how did they react to this news?

Leanid Sudalenka: “Who will be responsible for the death of Ales Pushkin? What will we do if one morning we find out that Nobel laureate Ales Bialiatski has passed away [in prison]?”

24.01.2024 Leanid Sudalenka: “Who will be responsible for the death of Ales Pushkin? What will we do if one morning we find out that Nobel laureate Ales Bialiatski has passed away [in prison]?”

In this interview with Human Rights House Foundation, marking six months since his release, Sudalenka shares his experiences from unjust imprisonment to forced exile and discusses the dependence of Lukashenka’s regime on continuous repressions against Belarusian civil society.

Latest news about jailed Viasna human rights defenders

22.01.2024 Latest news about jailed Viasna human rights defenders

We collected news on Viasna team members who are behind bars.

Latest news about jailed Viasna human rights defenders

08.01.2024 Latest news about jailed Viasna human rights defenders

We collected news on Viasna team members who are behind bars.

Marfa Rabkova's "godmother" congratulated the political prisoner on her birthday: "You inspire many people far beyond the borders of Belarus"

08.01.2024 Marfa Rabkova's "godmother" congratulated the political prisoner on her birthday: "You inspire many people far beyond the borders of Belarus"

January 6 is the birthday of Marfa Rabkova, the coordinator of the Viasna volunteer service. This is the fourth time in a row she celebrated it imprisoned.

International legal team for Ales Bialiatski files petition with UN working group on arbitrary detention

22.12.2023 International legal team for Ales Bialiatski files petition with UN working group on arbitrary detention

Legal experts demand the release of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ales Bialiatski.

"It is becoming more important both today and for the future," human rights activists of Viasna talk of the book with letters from female political prisoners

21.12.2023 "It is becoming more important both today and for the future," human rights activists of Viasna talk of the book with letters from female political prisoners

Viasna human rights defenders, who participated in the collection of materials for the book, spoke about its importance.

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