News on the topic: detention conditions
05.10.2023 At her trial, activist Palina Sharenda-Panasiuk reported beatings and pressure in the penal colony
Viasna recounts what happened at the first court hearing in the case of Palina Sharenda-Panasiuk.
26.09.2023 What happened to political prisoners on September 19-26
Viasna provides a weekly overview of the latest news on political prisoners.
25.09.2023 "He does everything with conscience and honor". A former inmate of Valadarka prison talks about Ales Bialiatski
A former political prisoner who met with Ales Bialiatski in pre-trial detention center-1 in October 2022, talked about him with Viasna.
20.09.2023 Review of the news on political prisoners from September 12 to 19
Viasna reports the latest news on political prisoners in a weekly review.
14.09.2023 Review of the news on political prisoners from September 5 to 12
Viasna writes of the latest news on political prisoners in a weekly review.
01.08.2023 New details of the persecution of artist Ales Pushkin: charges over iconic performance restaging and solitary confinement in pre-trial detention
Viasna continues to collect information about Pushkin's persecution, imprisonment, and death.
12.07.2023 Human rights community of Belarus joint statement on the death in custody of the artist Ales Pushkin
The Belarusian human rights community would like to express its deepest condolences to the family, friends, and the Belarusian creative community on the death of the artist.
26.06.2023 Pavel Sapelka: “Era of arbitrary rule will end, and those responsible will inevitably face the consequences”
An interview with the Viasna lawyer at the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
31.05.2023 Unveiling the shadows of Škloŭ colony: A former inmate's account on life and work conditions in jail
A survivor of Škloŭ Colony reveals disturbing detention conditions and systemic abuses.
31.05.2023 Dzmitryi Sonchyk's imprisonment and health crisis in his cellmates' accounts
The political prisoner suffered a heart attack and a stroke while serving his time. However, he was sent back to a penal colony.
29.05.2023 Behind bars in Belarus: A former political prisoner's account on the red label and restricted freedom
Dzmitry Abramuk provides an eye-opening account of life within these institutions, shedding light on the grim experiences of political prisoners under the regime of Lukashenka.
26.05.2023 Political prisoner Viktoryia Kulsha subjected to abuse in detention
Viktoryia Kulsha, facing extended imprisonment, alleges harsh conditions, abuse, and multiple heart attacks due to ongoing hunger strikes.
10.05.2023 We demand to investigate Klimovich's death and the lack of proper medical care in the colonies
Statement by the human rights community of Belarus
28.04.2023 Imprisoned ex-candidate for presidency Viktar Babaryka moved to hospital
Yesterday, 27 April, it became known that Viktar Babaryka who is incarcerated in Navapolack correctional facility was moved to a surgery unit in a local hospital.
27.04.2023 "Not a single person sentenced to home confinement has been let off the hook." Why is home confinement not a ticket to freedom?
Some protesters are "lucky" to be punished by home confinement. But today, under incessant repression, can it be considered a ticket to freedom?