Third day of crackdown on journalists and civil society organisations in Belarus

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.

Statement: detained "Viasna" members and social activists are political prisoners

15.07.2021 Statement: detained "Viasna" members and social activists are political prisoners

Joint statement of Belarusian human rights organizations

"We will not stop our human rights activities." Statement by Human Rights Center "Viasna"

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.

Viasna and other human rights defenders in Belarus under attack

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.

Seven new political prisoners in Belarus

13.07.2021 Seven new political prisoners in Belarus

Joint statement of representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

Mandate of Special Rapporteur on Belarus extended for another year

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.

Nasha Niva journalists are political prisoners

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

HRDs demand immediate restatement of sentences and release of 12 political prisoners

08.07.2021 HRDs demand immediate restatement of sentences and release of 12 political prisoners

Statement by the Human Rights Community of Belarus

Access to media websites blocked, searches and detentions of journalists ongoing throughout 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.

OSCE PA condemned Belarus' authorities for countering dissent

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.

Viktar Babaryka sentenced to 14 years in prison

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"

Statement: five new political prisoners in Belarus

05.07.2021 Statement: five new political prisoners in Belarus

Joint statement of human rights organizations in Belarus

Viasna's human rights activist spoke about beatings during detention

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).

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: June 2021

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.

HRDs demand an immediate review of sentences and the release of six more political prisoners

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

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