16.07.2021 Third day of crackdown on journalists and civil society organisations in Belarus
The Human Rights Center "Viasna" continues to collect facts of political persecution across the country on July 16. For the third day in a row, security forces attacked human rights defenders, journalists, activists, and cultural and social activists.
15.07.2021 Statement: detained "Viasna" members and social activists are political prisoners
Joint statement of Belarusian human rights organizations
14.07.2021 "We will not stop our human rights activities." Statement by Human Rights Center "Viasna"
On 14 July 2021, the Belarusian authorities again attacked human rights organizations and other NGOs, human rights defenders, and activists. Viasna condemns the new wave of repression against members of our organization and civil society in Belarus and declare that we will not stop our human rights activities.
14.07.2021 Viasna and other human rights defenders in Belarus under attack
On July 14 the law enforcement officers came with searches to the human rights activists of "Viasna" and many other human rights organizations.
13.07.2021 Seven new political prisoners in Belarus
Joint statement of representatives of the Belarusian human rights community
13.07.2021 Mandate of Special Rapporteur on Belarus extended for another year
On July 13, at the 47th session of the Human Rights Council, the Resolution on the human rights situation in Belarus was debated and passed.
12.07.2021 Nasha Niva journalists are political prisoners
The organizations that issued this statement believe that these actions against the staff of Nasha Niva newspaper are a continuation of the purposeful policy of the authorities to restrict the distribution of uncensored information in the country and a continuation of the assault on freedom of speech
08.07.2021 HRDs demand immediate restatement of sentences and release of 12 political prisoners
Statement by the Human Rights Community of Belarus
08.07.2021 Access to media websites blocked, searches and detentions of journalists ongoing throughout Belarus
The website of Nasha Niva newspaper was blocked on July 8. Searches were conducted in the apartment of its editor-in-chief Yahor Martsinovich and in the office of the newspaper, the accounting office and the home of the editor Andrei Skurko.
07.07.2021 OSCE PA condemned Belarus' authorities for countering dissent
Among the issues debated at the session of the OSCE PA, a resolution on “The general approach to dissent in Belarus” was adopted.
06.07.2021 Viktar Babaryka sentenced to 14 years in prison
On 6 July, Maskouski District Court of Minsk pronounced the verdicts in the high-profile and resonant "Belgazprombank case"
05.07.2021 Statement: five new political prisoners in Belarus
Joint statement of human rights organizations in Belarus
05.07.2021 Viasna's human rights activist spoke about beatings during detention
Human rights defender and member of the Board of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" Zmitser Salaujou is preparing a petition against the officers of the Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption (GUBOP).
03.07.2021 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: June 2021
The Human Rights Center “Viasna” is ware of at least 125 people were convicted in politically motivated criminal trials during the month.
01.07.2021 HRDs demand an immediate review of sentences and the release of six more political prisoners
Joint statement of the Belarusian human rights community