News on the topic: administrative prosecution

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.

Two members of coordination council detained in Minsk

24.08.2020 Two members of coordination council detained in Minsk

Volha Kavalkova and Siarhei Dyleuski, members of the opposition Coordination Council, have been detained by riot police outside Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ), according to eyewitnesses.

44 protesters still in detention, 13 missing, one more reported dead

19.08.2020 44 protesters still in detention, 13 missing, one more reported dead

44 people detained during the post-election protests remain in custody, after they were sentenced to short terms of administrative detention, the Ministry of Internal Affairs said.

Viasna observers jailed in Mahilioŭ

07.08.2020 Viasna observers jailed in Mahilioŭ

Aliaksandr Burakou and Ales Burakou (aka Alex Raycon), activists of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” in Mahilioŭ, have been sentenced to 10 days of administrative detention each.

“Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” call to release observer Aliaksandr Burakou

06.08.2020 “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” call to release observer Aliaksandr Burakou

“Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” call to immediately release human rights activist Aliaksandr Burakou and drop the administrative charges he is facing.

Immediately release Pavel Seviarynets!

10.07.2020 Immediately release Pavel Seviarynets!

Joint statement of human rights and other civil society organizations of Belarus

Amnesty International calls to release veteran activist Pavel Seviarynets

06.07.2020 Amnesty International calls to release veteran activist Pavel Seviarynets

Amnesty International has launched an urgent action forcing the Belarusian authorities to release known opposition activist Pavel Seviarynets who is reportedly ill-treated while serving 75 days of administrative detention.

HRHF: Crackdown by Belarusian Authorities on Opposition Figures, Peaceful Protesters, and Journalists

24.06.2020 HRHF: Crackdown by Belarusian Authorities on Opposition Figures, Peaceful Protesters, and Journalists

Human Rights House Foundation strongly condemns the actions in recent days of the Belarusian authorities to violently suppress peaceful protests, silence independent journalists, and intimidate members of the political opposition. These actions represent gross violations of the fundamental freedoms of association, assembly, and expression and attacks on human rights defenders.

“Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” call to stop pressure on independent observers

23.06.2020 “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” call to stop pressure on independent observers

“Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” call to refrain from any form of pressure on independent observers.

Viasna activist sentenced to short prison term in Babrujsk

23.06.2020 Viasna activist sentenced to short prison term in Babrujsk

Siarzhuk Latsinski, Viasna’s activist in Babrujsk, has been sentenced to 10 days of administrative detention on charges of involvement in a protest staged on June 19.

Over 200 peaceful protesters, journalists, rights defenders detained across Belarus

22.06.2020 Over 200 peaceful protesters, journalists, rights defenders detained across Belarus

Some 200 peaceful protesters, as well as reporters and human rights defenders, were detained by the police over the weekend, as thousands of people protested the arrest of presidential nominee Viktar Babaryka and his son Eduard.

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