News on the topic: political prisoners

Prosecutor asks for 15 years in jail and a fine for ex-candidate for presidency Viktar Babaryka

22.06.2021 Prosecutor asks for 15 years in jail and a fine for ex-candidate for presidency Viktar Babaryka

On June 22, the prosecutor asked for 15 years of imprisonment in a reinforced regime penitentiary for a candidate for the presidency and ex-banker Viktar Babaryka.

Human rights defenders call to release five more political prisoners

18.06.2021 Human rights defenders call to release five more political prisoners

Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

Release political prisoner Mikhail Dobysh

16.06.2021 Release political prisoner Mikhail Dobysh

Joint statement by the human rights community of Belarus

HRDs insist on retrial and release of political prisoner Siarhei Monich

16.06.2021 HRDs insist on retrial and release of political prisoner Siarhei Monich

Statement by the human rights community of Belarus

New "godparents" for Belarusian political prisoners

16.06.2021 New "godparents" for Belarusian political prisoners

Members of the German Bundestag and the European Parliament take over godparenthoods for Eduard Kudyniuk, Leanid Sudalenka and Volha Klimkova

11 new names on list of political prisoners

15.06.2021 11 new names on list of political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Tsikhanouski, Statkevich, Losik and others to stand in-prison trial behind closed doors

15.06.2021 Tsikhanouski, Statkevich, Losik and others to stand in-prison trial behind closed doors

The trial of several key opposition figures and critical vloggers, including Mikalai Statkevich, Siarhei Tsikhanouski and Ihar Losik, is expected start on June 24, according to their families.

Andrei Kolas and Yauhen Zialkouski are new political prisoners

14.06.2021 Andrei Kolas and Yauhen Zialkouski are new political prisoners

Joint statement of Belarusian human rights organizations

Immediately release political prisoner Vasil Lohvinau!

11.06.2021 Immediately release political prisoner Vasil Lohvinau!

Joint statement by Belarusian human rights organizations

Political prisoner Viachaslau Papou sentenced to three years of “khimiya” over post-election protests, released in the courtroom

10.06.2021 Political prisoner Viachaslau Papou sentenced to three years of “khimiya” over post-election protests, released in the courtroom

The Lieninski District Court of Minsk convicted political prisoner Viachaslau Papou, who was accused of “active participation in group actions that grossly violated public order” (Part 1 of Article 342 of the Criminal Code). The charges stemmed from Papou’s involvement in the post-election protests of August and September 2020.

Four political prisoners sentenced to 5 years each for plotting riots that never happened

10.06.2021 Four political prisoners sentenced to 5 years each for plotting riots that never happened

The Maskoŭski District Court of Minsk convicted today four political prisoners, who volunteered at Viktar Babaryka’s presidential campaign, Ihar Yarmolau, Dzmitry Kanapelka, Uladzislau Karetski, and Mikalai Saseu, who were accused of “preparing for riots” (Part 1, Article 13 and Part 2, Article 293 of the Criminal Code) and “other training of persons to participate in riots” (Part 3 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code).

Members of Parliament from the UK, Sweden and Denmark take over godparenthoods of Mikita Yemialiyanau, Pavel Spiryn and Anatol Khinevich

09.06.2021 Members of Parliament from the UK, Sweden and Denmark take over godparenthoods of Mikita Yemialiyanau, Pavel Spiryn and Anatol Khinevich

As part of Libereco’s #WeStandBYyou solidarity campaign, Helena Kennedy (House of Lords, Labour Party, UK), David Josefsson (Sveriges Riksdag, Moderaterna, Sweden) and Margrete Auken (European Parliament, Socialistisk Folkeparti, Denmark) are becoming godparents of political prisoners in Belarus.

Palina Sharenda-Panasiuk is political prisoner

09.06.2021 Palina Sharenda-Panasiuk is political prisoner

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community on the sentencing of Palina Sharenda-Panasiuk

More peaceful protesters convicted in Brest

08.06.2021 More peaceful protesters convicted in Brest

The Brest District Court convicted today the third part of defendants in a massive criminal case opened after the events of September 13, 2002, when several hundred protesters were dispersed by a water cannon and faced charges under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code.

Human rights defenders call to release 8 more political prisoners

08.06.2021 Human rights defenders call to release 8 more political prisoners

Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

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