News on the topic: administrative prosecution

Immediately release political prisoner Yan Salanovich!

01.12.2020 Immediately release political prisoner Yan Salanovich!

Joint statement by the human rights organizations of Belarus

Viasna journalist gets 15 more days in prison

18.11.2020 Viasna journalist gets 15 more days in prison

Maryna Kastylianchanka, Viasna member and journalist, has been sentenced to another 15 days of administrative detention, after a mock trial held in the Baranavičy detention facility on Tuesday, November 17.

Over 1,000 detained again in Sunday protests

16.11.2020 Over 1,000 detained again in Sunday protests

At least 1,127 protesters were detained yesterday across Belarus, as riot police and other law enforcement officers violently dispersed a dozen protests, including the 14th consecutive weekly demonstration in Minsk since the August 9 presidential election.

Immediately release Viasna member Maryna Kastylianchanka!

03.11.2020 Immediately release Viasna member Maryna Kastylianchanka!

Statement of the Board of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” in connection with the detention of a member of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Maryna Kastylianchanka and the detention of a volunteer of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Aliaksandr Paplauski

Salihorsk human rights activist sentenced to 10 days in prison

09.10.2020 Salihorsk human rights activist sentenced to 10 days in prison

Leanid Markhotka, an activist of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee, has been sentenced to 10 days of administrative detention in Salihorsk. The reasons for the court ruling, however, are not known.

Courts convict participants in Sunday protest

06.10.2020 Courts convict participants in Sunday protest

A total of 188 persons have been convicted of “illegal protesting” following their involvement in the March for the Liberation of Political Prisoners held on October 4.

Amnesty International: Free LGBT+ activist Victoria Biran

01.10.2020 Amnesty International: Free LGBT+ activist Victoria Biran

On 26 September human rights activist Victoria Biran was detained on her way to the Women’s March in Minsk. Two days later she was sentenced to 15 days of administrative detention which she is serving at the infamous detention centre on Akrestina street which has become synonymous with torture. In numerous similar cases the detention has been extended. As an LGBT+ activist, Victoria Biran is at heightened risk of ill-treatment. She is a prisoner of conscience and must be released immediately and unconditionally.

Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders concerned about Liudmila Kazak’s detention

28.09.2020 Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders concerned about Liudmila Kazak’s detention

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Belarus.

Kalesnikava’s lawyer detained

25.09.2020 Kalesnikava’s lawyer detained

Liudmila Kazak, lawyer of arrested opposition leader Maryia Kalesnikava, was detained by security forces last afternoon.

Over 100 detained in Minsk protest

09.09.2020 Over 100 detained in Minsk protest

At least 118 people were detained yesterday after around a thousand protesters, mostly women, gathered in central Minsk to protest the abduction of Coordination Council leader Maryia Kalesnikava the previous morning.

Coordination Council leaders remain in jail after new trial. Volha Kavalkova forced to leave country

05.09.2020 Coordination Council leaders remain in jail after new trial. Volha Kavalkova forced to leave country

Volha Kavalkova and Siarhei Dyleuski, members of the Presidium of the opposition Coordination Council, will not be released after serving their initial sentences.

Students convicted of protesting on Knowledge Day

03.09.2020 Students convicted of protesting on Knowledge Day

Forty-four trials were held yesterday in Minsk courts to hear the administrative charges of “illegal protesting” involving students of several major universities who demonstrated on September 1. Thirty-two students were sentenced to short terms in prison, as a result. Twelve more were fined.

Nearly 300 detained in Minsk protest

28.08.2020 Nearly 300 detained in Minsk protest

Viasna’s arrest list has once again hit third-digits, after some 240 protesters, mostly men, and 30 journalists were detained last night in central Minsk.

Protesters detained in dozens again

26.08.2020 Protesters detained in dozens again

Over fifty protesters were detained yesterday during and after several demonstrations held in Minsk, Homieĺ, Hrodna and Babrujsk. Some of them were released, but are expected to stand trials soon.

Police go back to arrests of peaceful protesters, strikers and opposition figures

25.08.2020 Police go back to arrests of peaceful protesters, strikers and opposition figures

Thirty-nine protesters faced administrative charges following yesterday’s protests in a number of Belarusian cities, the Interior Ministry’s spokesperson said. Three criminal cases were opened to investigate alleged violence against police officers, it said.

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