04.12.2023 "Healthcare in prison is a black mirror that each of us has looked into"
In Vilnius, on November 29, a public initiative Doctors for Truth and Justice held a conference on penitentiary medicine and psychology in Belarus.
27.11.2023 Solidarity without borders: a guide on supporting political prisoners from abroad
Now that thousands of Belarusians are scattered all over the world, Viasna has gathered possible ways to support and cheer up political prisoners from abroad.
22.11.2023 Support Viasna on Giving Tuesday
For the first time, Viasna has decided to join the global Tuesday of radical generosity and calls for support for its long-term activities in defense of human rights in Belarus.
22.11.2023 "We will have an expert mission." Human rights activists explained how they will conduct an election monitoring campaign
Representatives of the Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections campaign and its expert Pavel Sapelka answered a number of topical questions about the upcoming election campaign.
20.11.2023 "Show everyone we have no connection with." We recall the political prisoners whom the authorities showed in prisons
In Belarus, a number of political prisoners are in complete isolation without communication with the outside world.
15.11.2023 Ales Bialiatski became the winner of the Aliakhnovich Prize
On the International Writer's Day, the winners of the Frantsishak Aliakhnovich Award for the best works written by imprisoned authors were announced.
13.11.2023 Baranavičy human rights activist Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk punished with arrest
On November 9, 2023, at least 10 people were detained in Baranavičy. Among them was Baranavičy human rights defender Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk.
04.11.2023 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: October 2023
Political prisoners are subjected to particularly harsh treatment while in detention, as they face arbitrarily selected disciplinary penalties resulting in inhumane conditions, and their terms of imprisonment are often extended.
30.10.2023 "Who gave the order to destroy Viasna?” The human rights center Viasna was dissolved 20 years ago
After 20 years, we recall those events.
24.10.2023 At least 32 convicts, torture, trials in absentia and behind closed doors: what is now known about the Black Book of Belarus case
Viasna writes about the persecution in the Black Book of Belarus case and political prisoners convicted of leaking personal information.
19.10.2023 Death sentence passed in Sluck
Only the effective part was announced at the trial, since part of the trial was held in closed session.
16.10.2023 "There are no rules: they will do what they want." A former political prisoner spoke about the detention conditions in a punitive confinement cell where Vitold Ashurak died
The former political prisoner told Viasna about the conditions of detention in a punitive confinement cell in the Šklou colony, where he was kept alone for three weeks.
12.10.2023 "You haven't had your balls crushed, have you? We'll come to the police station, and you'll find out what it is." A story of a former political prisoner
Aliaksei told Viasna about being tortured during detention: his ear was torn and an officer forced him to drink from the toilet bowl after the former prisoner asked for water.
11.10.2023 "Why can't it be done in Belarus when it's possible in other places?" OSCE conference addressed the issue of freeing political prisoners in Belarus
On October 10, the Viasna Human Rights Center arranged a side event within OSCE Human Dimension Conference to discuss the current situation of political prisoners in Belarus and their potential release.
11.10.2023 What happened to political prisoners between September 26 and October 10
Viasna provides a weekly overview of the latest news on political prisoners.