News on the topic: detention conditions

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15.02.2019 Picks of the Week

One Billion Rising flashmob prohibited in Minsk; Activist's complaint about police misconduct entered into her case file; Actress beaten by riot police hopes for investigation of incident; TUT.BY chief editor stands trial

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08.02.2019 Picks of the Week

Blogger Siarhej Piatrukhin criminally charged for insult of policemen; Exonerated journalists ordered to give fingerprints; Degrading treatment of Anastasija Huseva reported to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture

Degrading treatment of Anastasija Huseva reported to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture

08.02.2019 Degrading treatment of Anastasija Huseva reported to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture

The Human Rights Center Viasna addressed the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture with a request to investigate the acts of degrading treatment in a recent notorious case of anti-police graffiti.

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27.01.2019 Picks of the Week

Another cycle of segregation for political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny; Brest initiative group for holding referendum on car battery factory construction ban refused registration; Pressure on independent journalists; Arrests for graffiti against police violence

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05.10.2018 Picks of the Week

Court sets date of appeal hearing in REP case; another prisoner reports torture and poor living conditions; Week against the Death Penalty opens in Belarus

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28.09.2018 Picks of the Week

Investigators continue to interrogate journalists involved in BelTA case; government employees sent to harvest crops in state-owned farms; Georgian woman goes on hunger strike outside prison in Mahilioŭ to protest ban on seeing her husband.

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21.09.2018 Picks of the Week

On September 20, human rights defender Alena Masliukova was charged with illegal protesting, after she attended a picket in Svietlahorsk, in which environmental activists demanded to close a local pulp mill. Masliukova denies the charge saying that she came to the city’s central square to monitor the protest.

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31.08.2018 Picks of the Week

Courts convict activists over support for REP leaders; new suspect named in BelTA case; blogger in Brest live streams own arrest; political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny faces new penalties in prison

Human rights activists urge President to pardon political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny

17.07.2018 Human rights activists urge President to pardon political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny

A number of Belarusian human rights organizations have signed a petition to President Lukashenka, asking him to pardon political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny and release him from prison.

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13.07.2018 Picks of the Week

Prison authorities still block mail from political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny; Russian police arrest Belarusian anarchist on dubious grounds; 181 professions are banned for women in Belarus

Death row prisoner Ihar Hershankou goes on hunger strike

26.06.2018 Death row prisoner Ihar Hershankou goes on hunger strike

Ihar Hershankou, who was earlier sentenced to death, says he is beginning a hunger strike while on death row in Minsk’s detention center No. 1 to protest numerous violations of his right to correspondence, Viasna learned from the prisoner’s mother.

Complete isolation: Mikhail Zhamchuzhny under unprecedented mail restrictions

17.05.2018 Complete isolation: Mikhail Zhamchuzhny under unprecedented mail restrictions

For over a month, political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny has been unable to receive or send letters, according to a reliable source.

Political prisoner Dzmitry Paliyenka transferred to prison hospital in Žodzina

27.03.2018 Political prisoner Dzmitry Paliyenka transferred to prison hospital in Žodzina

Political prisoner Dzmitry Paliyenka, who is currently serving a 2-year politically motivated sentence in a penal colony in Babrujsk, has been transferred to a prison hospital in Žodzina, according to activist Maryna Nasenka.

Authorities block access to political prisoners

14.03.2018 Authorities block access to political prisoners

The administration of penal colony No. 9 in Horki, Mahilioŭ region, has not allowed representatives of the regional Public Monitoring Commission to meet with political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny, who is currently held in the facility, mspring.online said.

Amnesty International: Health concerns for prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka

13.03.2018 Amnesty International: Health concerns for prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka

23-year old Belarusian activist, Dzmitry Paliyenka, is serving a two-year prison sentence for peacefully opposing restrictions on cyclists. He is being exposed to conditions that exacerbate his asthma and denied medical treatment for an untreated wound. He is a prisoner of conscience.

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