News on the topic: detention conditions

“It was short electric shocks, but at least they didn't hit me!”

28.07.2022 “It was short electric shocks, but at least they didn't hit me!”

A former detainee told us about police torture with a taser, recruiting informants, and almost a month in detention

“If he didn't like the answer, he hit me with a stick”: Ex-detainee recounts her experience of torture by police

12.07.2022 “If he didn't like the answer, he hit me with a stick”: Ex-detainee recounts her experience of torture by police

Hanna Morskaya spent 63 days behind bars in inhuman conditions

Criminal prosecution in Belarus: legal system completely reoriented towards repression

27.05.2022 Criminal prosecution in Belarus: legal system completely reoriented towards repression

Viasna human rights defenders prepared a report “Criminal prosecution for political reasons. Belarus 2021–2022”

Crackdown on antiwar protests in Belarus cities and small towns

09.04.2022 Crackdown on antiwar protests in Belarus cities and small towns

Belarusians protesting against the war in which the territory of Belarus is involved against their will

The Observatory calls for urgent intervention in Marfa Rabkova's case

07.04.2022 The Observatory calls for urgent intervention in Marfa Rabkova's case

Urgent action is needed due to upcoming trial and deteriorating health of Viasna human rights defender

OMCT: prisoners still suffer great risks of COVID-19

01.04.2022 OMCT: prisoners still suffer great risks of COVID-19

OMCT published report “Challenging detention and torture in times of Covid-19”, which collects a large array of creative legal and advocacy strategies employed all around the world

Marfa Rabkova not getting urgent medical aid in jail

01.04.2022 Marfa Rabkova not getting urgent medical aid in jail

The health of political prisoner and human rights activist Marfa Rabkova is seriously deteriorating without adequate medical care

'They beat him slightly, striking him in body and in face': another account on ill-treatment of detained protesters

22.03.2022 'They beat him slightly, striking him in body and in face': another account on ill-treatment of detained protesters

Witness talks about torture and conditions in detention centers of Minsk and Žodzina

Arrested protester: “He took woman out into corridor and banged her head against wall”

17.03.2022 Arrested protester: “He took woman out into corridor and banged her head against wall”

Eyewitness account of anti-war protesters' detention condition

Heads beaten and ribs broken: how police treats anti-war protesters in Minsk

15.03.2022 Heads beaten and ribs broken: how police treats anti-war protesters in Minsk

Former detainee talks about his arrest and conditions in prison

230 people detained after anti-war and anti-referendum protests

02.03.2022 230 people detained after anti-war and anti-referendum protests

People are held in detention centers in inhumane conditions

Political prisoner Mikita Yemialyianau in solitary confinement for 38 days

23.02.2022 Political prisoner Mikita Yemialyianau in solitary confinement for 38 days

The administration of Mahilioŭ prison continues to put pressure on political prisoner Mikita Yemialyianau

170 parliamentarians from across europe write to heads of belarusian prisons

21.02.2022 170 parliamentarians from across europe write to heads of belarusian prisons

The MPs call on the prison authorities to stop all violations and abuses of the rights of the prisoners in all Belarusian detention facilities.

Mikita Yemialyianau thrown into a punitive isolation cell again

13.12.2021 Mikita Yemialyianau thrown into a punitive isolation cell again

Political prisoner and anarchist Mikita Yemialyianau was thrown into a punitive isolation cell again. In total, he will spend 30 days there.

Ruslan Bahdanouski: “Head of the detention center was threatening to rape me with a baton”

08.12.2021 Ruslan Bahdanouski: “Head of the detention center was threatening to rape me with a baton”

A taxi driver Ruslan Bahdanouski left Belarus after serving a 30-day imprisonment and told “Viasna” about the unbearable detention conditions and torture.

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