News on the topic: administrative prosecution
26.09.2023 Mikhail Lapunou recognized as political prisoner
Joint statement of the Belarusian human-rights community
13.09.2023 Photo of a dog, slogan "Glory to Ukraine", red-white-red stickers: results of administrative prosecution in August
Viasna Observes has compiled a monthly list of the strangest and most ridiculous reasons why Belarusians were tried in August.
08.08.2023 “Who will defend us then?” Eight stories of human rights defenders about the crackdown on Viasna
February 16 and July 14, 2021, the authorities cracked down on non-governmental organizations and independent media outlets.
19.06.2023 Uladzimir Kazeka recognized as political prisoner
Joint statement of the Belarusian human rights community
07.06.2023 Police brutality and arrests force a man with disability to flee Belarus
The story of Siarhei Bialiayeu from Babrujsk, who lived with Parkinson's disease and was persecuted bu the authorities for dissent.
30.05.2023 Deportation under scrutiny: Belarus's increasing expulsions for 'extremism' and 'protest' activities
An in-depth look at the country's controversial expulsion procedures amidst political unrest and the ongoing war in Ukraine.
15.05.2023 Liquidation, arrests, trials, and expulsion. After 27 years of repression, Viasna continues its activities
What follows is a chronicle of the persecution of Viasna human rights defenders over the 27 years of the activity of the organization.
25.01.2023 Post-referendum protest detainee: “Women in the cell did not know that the war had started”
On 27 February 2022, the referendum day, around a thousand protesters were detained in Belarus. Out interlocutor was one of them.
24.01.2023 Shot in knees and jailed: what Belarusians risks for their anti-war stance
Viasna's review of the anti-war persecution cases in 2022.
11.01.2023 “Gas sprayed into ventilation reached us”: Akrescina facilities detention conditions throughout 2022 in detainees own words
Viasna's month-by-month chronicle shows the scale of repression and how the methods of pressure on Belarusians used by law enforcers and authorities have (not) changed throughout 2022.
11.01.2023 Administrative prosecution in 2022: At least 6,380 arrests
Viasna's yearly review of the administrative prosecution on political grounds.
02.01.2023 "The whole floor was covered in my blood." Former detainee speaks of torture
A Minsk resident told Viasna about the two-hour torture and beatings by the officers of the Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption, the nurse's response to his broken finger, and the detention conditions in TDC in July this year.
01.12.2022 Front Line Defenders demand to release Nasta Loika
Human rights defender serves the fifth administrative term in three months. Previously, she had reported torture in jail.
23.09.2022 Front Line Defenders concerned about extension of detention for Nasta Loika
Front Line Defenders is gravely concerned about the lack of information on the whereabouts of human rights defender Nasta Loika and calls upon the Belarusian authorities to immediately release her from detention.
28.07.2022 “It was short electric shocks, but at least they didn't hit me!”
A former detainee told us about police torture with a taser, recruiting informants, and almost a month in detention