September sentences in political cases in numbers

04.10.2022 September sentences in political cases in numbers

Custodial and freedom-restricting sentences were handed down in all politically motivated cases in September.

Viasna's statement in connection with the start of “special proceedings” and the toughening of accusations against our colleagues

30.09.2022 Viasna's statement in connection with the start of “special proceedings” and the toughening of accusations against our colleagues

Statement of Human Rights Center Viasna

“This award is a great support to us in our mission.” Viasna awarded The Albie Awards 2022

30.09.2022 “This award is a great support to us in our mission.” Viasna awarded The Albie Awards 2022

Alina Stefanovich, the wife of political prisoner and Viasna human rights defender Valiantsin Stefanovich, received the prize.

Harsh sentence handed down to journalist Kseniya Lutskina

28.09.2022 Harsh sentence handed down to journalist Kseniya Lutskina

The journalist was sentenced to eight years of imprisonment

Smuggling and financing protests: Viasna human rights defenders' final indictment gets more serious

26.09.2022 Smuggling and financing protests: Viasna human rights defenders' final indictment gets more serious

Ales Bialiatski, Valiantsin Stefanovich, and Uladzimir Labkovich were charged with harsher crimes.

The list of political prisoners is updated by four new names

23.09.2022 The list of political prisoners is updated by four new names

Joint statement of the Belarusian human rights community

"This is a common European challenge." Belarusian human rights activists stand in solidarity with Ukraine

22.09.2022 "This is a common European challenge." Belarusian human rights activists stand in solidarity with Ukraine

Human rights defenders from different countries held a solidarity action with Ukraine near the Russian Embassy in Vilnius on September 21, the International Day of Peace.

Ivan Murauyou and Yauhen Merkis recognized as political prisoners

21.09.2022 Ivan Murauyou and Yauhen Merkis recognized as political prisoners

Joint statement of the Belarusian human rights community

Human rights organizations declare 11 more persons political prisoners

20.09.2022 Human rights organizations declare 11 more persons political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

“Our voices are hers”—Viasna human rights defenders read Marfa Rabkova's last word in court

13.09.2022 “Our voices are hers”—Viasna human rights defenders read Marfa Rabkova's last word in court

Marfa Rabkova was sentenced to 15 years in jail for her peaceful human rights activities.

What happened to political prisoners on September 5–11

12.09.2022 What happened to political prisoners on September 5–11

Dramatic outcome of two high-profile cases and other news of the week.

Marfa Rabkova's last word in court: “Every time we respond to someone else’s pain we bring our Belarus closer”

09.09.2022 Marfa Rabkova's last word in court: “Every time we respond to someone else’s pain we bring our Belarus closer”

We publish the text of the last word that Marfa Rabkova prepared for her speech in court.

Viasna statement in connection with the sentencing of Marfa Rabkova and Andrei Chapiuk

06.09.2022 Viasna statement in connection with the sentencing of Marfa Rabkova and Andrei Chapiuk

The only reason for the sentences is Viasna members uncompromisingly legitimate activities.

Viasna member Marfa Rabkova gets 15 years in jail, volunteer Andrei Chapiuk—6

06.09.2022 Viasna member Marfa Rabkova gets 15 years in jail, volunteer Andrei Chapiuk—6

The Minsk Municipal Court announced the sentence of ten political prisoners at once

International human rights organizations: Release Maria Rabkova and Andrey Chapiuk immediately

05.09.2022 International human rights organizations: Release Maria Rabkova and Andrey Chapiuk immediately

Ahead of the upcoming verdict to Viasna members human rights defenders demand their release

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