News on the topic: political prisoners

New godparents for Belarusian political prisoners

26.11.2020 New godparents for Belarusian political prisoners

As part of the solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou of Libereco, Karl Lamers (CDU), Matthias Bartke (SPD), Sandra Weeser (FDP), Mark Hauptmann (CDU), Detlef Müller (SPD) and Frank Müller-Rosentritt (FDP) have taken over a godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus.

Release political prisoner Ihar Samusenka!

26.11.2020 Release political prisoner Ihar Samusenka!

Joint statement by Belarusian human rights organizations

Amnesty International: Whistle-blower doctor and journalist who exposed disinformation are prisoners of conscience

25.11.2020 Amnesty International: Whistle-blower doctor and journalist who exposed disinformation are prisoners of conscience

The authorities in Belarus have arrested and opened criminal proceedings against medical doctor Artsyom Sarokin and journalist Katsyaryna Barysevich who published information about the recent death of a peaceful protester, and exposed what appears to be an official cover-up of his killing. They are both prisoners of conscience, detained solely for the exercise of their right to freedom of expression, and must be immediately and unconditionally released and the criminal proceedings against them ended.

HRDs call to release journalists held on criminal charges

25.11.2020 HRDs call to release journalists held on criminal charges

Joint statement by Belarusian human rights organizations on the criminal cases of journalists Katsiaryna Barysevich, Katsiaryna Andreyeva and Darya Chultsova

Human rights coalition adds 8 new names to list of political prisoners

25.11.2020 Human rights coalition adds 8 new names to list of political prisoners

Joint statement by the human rights organizations of Belarus

More German MPs stand with Belarusian political prisoners

24.11.2020 More German MPs stand with Belarusian political prisoners

As part of the solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou of Libereco, members of German Bundestag Tabea Rößner (Alliance90/The Greens), Ulli Nissen (SPD) and Albert Stegemann (CDU) have taken over a godparenthood for Belarusian political prisoners Aliaksei Karatkou, Volha Klaskouskaya and Siarhei Liazhenka.

Immediately release arrested students and professor!

24.11.2020 Immediately release arrested students and professor!

Joint statement by Belarusian human rights organizations

Members of German Bundestag take over godparenthood for Marfa Rabkova, Raman Bahnavets and Stanislau Mikhailau

23.11.2020 Members of German Bundestag take over godparenthood for Marfa Rabkova, Raman Bahnavets and Stanislau Mikhailau

As part of the solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou of Libereco, Agnieszka Brugger (Alliance 90/The Greens), Klaus-Dieter Gröhler (CDU) and Alexander Müller (FDP) have taken over a godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus.

Convicted protesters lose appeal in “resisting arrest” trial

20.11.2020 Convicted protesters lose appeal in “resisting arrest” trial

The Minsk City Court upheld today the sentences of imprisonment earlier handed down to two protesters arrested on charges of using violence when resisting arrest at an election rally. The sentences were condemned as politically motivated by the country’s human rights community.

Human rights defenders call to release arrested student activists

19.11.2020 Human rights defenders call to release arrested student activists

Statement of Protest against attack on Belarusian Students' Association

New godparents for Belarusian political prisoners

17.11.2020 New godparents for Belarusian political prisoners

As part of the solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou of Libereco, Wieland Schinnenburg (Bundestag, FDP), Lisa Badum (Bundestag, Alliance 90/The Greens) and Viola von Cramon (European Parliament, Alliance 90/The Greens) have taken over a godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus.

MPs from Germany, the Netherlands and Austria take over godparenthood for Hanna Sunhurava, Daniil Bohnat and Mikalai Saseu

16.11.2020 MPs from Germany, the Netherlands and Austria take over godparenthood for Hanna Sunhurava, Daniil Bohnat and Mikalai Saseu

As part of the solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou of Libereco, Nicola Beer (European Parliament, FDP, Germany), Bram van Ojik (Second Chamber, Groenlinks, Netherlands) and Helmut Brandstätter (National Council, Neos, Austria) have taken over a godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus.

#100DaysOfViolence – Belarusians in need of solidarity

16.11.2020 #100DaysOfViolence – Belarusians in need of solidarity

Monday, 16 November, marks 100 days since rigged presidential elections have sparked widespread protests all over Belarus. The regime of Dictator Alexander Lukashenko reacted with violence. But the demonstrations against him and in support for democratization did not stop – just as the brutal repressions.

Nearly 1,000 criminal cases: Aftermath of presidential election and post-election protests

12.11.2020 Nearly 1,000 criminal cases: Aftermath of presidential election and post-election protests

Over 900 persons in Belarus have been targeted by criminal charges related to the August 9 presidential election and the post-election protests that followed, according to Viasna’s estimates.

Members of Parliament from Austria and Germany take over godparenthood for Artsiom Sauchuk, Pavel Yukhnevich and Antanina Kanavalava

11.11.2020 Members of Parliament from Austria and Germany take over godparenthood for Artsiom Sauchuk, Pavel Yukhnevich and Antanina Kanavalava

As part of the solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou of Libereco, Gudrun Kugler (National Council, ÖVP, Austria), Johannes Schraps (Bundestag, SPD, Germany) and Katja Leikert (Bundestag, CDU, Germany) have taken over a godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus.

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