News on the topic: political prisoners

Three people in prolonged administrative detention recognized as political prisoners

02.12.2022 Three people in prolonged administrative detention recognized as political prisoners

Rights defenders demand the release of Uladzislau Bahamolnikau, Volha Anishchuk, and Nasta Loika.

MEPs: Maryia Kalesnikava must be granted immediate and unimpeded access to medical care

02.12.2022 MEPs: Maryia Kalesnikava must be granted immediate and unimpeded access to medical care

European Parliament's Delegation for relations with Belarus calls to release all political prisoners in a Joint statement.

#FreeViasna: Latest news about jailed Viasna human rights defenders

01.12.2022 #FreeViasna: Latest news about jailed Viasna human rights defenders

Viasna case was sent to court, though the date is not set yet. Solidarity actions with jailed rights defenders continue.

Pavel Sapelka: “Viasna continues to support those whose civil and political rights were violated”

30.11.2022 Pavel Sapelka: “Viasna continues to support those whose civil and political rights were violated”

Human rights defender Pavel Sapelka comments on the criminal case against his fellows.

Eighteen people added to the political prisoner list

30.11.2022 Eighteen people added to the political prisoner list

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Lukashenka's press corps ex-reporter recognized as political prisoner

29.11.2022 Lukashenka's press corps ex-reporter recognized as political prisoner

Belarusian human rights community's statement on the Dzmitryi Semchanka case.

Viasna case sent to court

29.11.2022 Viasna case sent to court

Viasna leadership faces 7 to 12 years of jail.

What happened to political prisoners on November 21–27

28.11.2022 What happened to political prisoners on November 21–27

Viasna reports the latest news about political prisoners.

23 more prisoners declared political in Belarus

21.11.2022 23 more prisoners declared political in Belarus

Joint statement of the Belarusian human rights community

Eleven people recognized as political prisoners over lack of fair justice in courts

18.11.2022 Eleven people recognized as political prisoners over lack of fair justice in courts

Statement by the human rights community of Belarus

#FreeViasna: Latest news about jailed Viasna human rights defenders

16.11.2022 #FreeViasna: Latest news about jailed Viasna human rights defenders

Investigation of Viasna case is over, protest to demand Bialiatski release continues, and high-profile journalist shares her feeling on fellow inmate's Nobel Peace Prize

What happened to political prisoners on November 7–13

14.11.2022 What happened to political prisoners on November 7–13

Political prisoner count hits 1,400 and counting

Defenders demand review sentences and release four political prisoners

14.11.2022 Defenders demand review sentences and release four political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

A friend on Yury Kavaliou's coercive mental treatment: “This is nothing less than punitive psychiatry”

11.11.2022 A friend on Yury Kavaliou's coercive mental treatment: “This is nothing less than punitive psychiatry”

The political prisoner has been in a psychiatric hospital since August 2022.

Political prisoner count hits 1,400

11.11.2022 Political prisoner count hits 1,400

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