Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities leaders released until trial

31.07.2021 Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities leaders released until trial

Siarhei Drazdouski and Aleh Hrableuski, respectively director and legal advisor of the Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, have been released to await their trial under travel restrictions.

Nearly 4,700 protest-related criminal cases opened since August 2020

30.07.2021 Nearly 4,700 protest-related criminal cases opened since August 2020

4,691 criminal cases related to protests have been launched since the rigged presidential election of August 9, 2020, the Investigative Committee of Belarus said.

7 new names on list of political prisoners

30.07.2021 7 new names on list of political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Pavel Larchyk is a political prisoner

29.07.2021 Pavel Larchyk is a political prisoner

Joint statement of the Belarusian human rights community

Human rights organizations insist on release of three new political prisoners

28.07.2021 Human rights organizations insist on release of three new political prisoners

Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

Viasna leaders remain in detention

26.07.2021 Viasna leaders remain in detention

Ales Bialiatski, chairman of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, Valiantsin Stefanovich, deputy chairman, and Uladzimir Labkovich remain in pre-trial detention in Minsk, nearly two weeks after they were detained together with eight other members of Viasna.

Stop demolition of Belarus’s civil society!

23.07.2021 Stop demolition of Belarus’s civil society!

In recent days, the authorities have taken steps to close numerous down civil society organizations.

Help release Viasna human rights defenders!

22.07.2021 Help release Viasna human rights defenders!

Ales Bialiatski, Chairman of the Human Rights Centre Viasna, Viasna’s lawyer Uladzimir Labkovich and his partner Nina Labkovich, as well as the Vice Chairman of Viasna, Valiantsin Stefanovich were transferred to pretrial detention on 17 July.

We demand retrials and release of three more political prisoners

22.07.2021 We demand retrials and release of three more political prisoners

Joint statement of the Belarusian human rights community

Detained journalists of Belsat TV and RFE/RL, Tatsiana Kuzina and Valeryia Kastsiuhova are new political prisoners

20.07.2021 Detained journalists of Belsat TV and RFE/RL, Tatsiana Kuzina and Valeryia Kastsiuhova are new political prisoners

Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

9 new names on list of political prisoners

19.07.2021 9 new names on list of political prisoners

Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

Ten political prisoners convicted in Telegram chats case

19.07.2021 Ten political prisoners convicted in Telegram chats case

Judge Dzmitry Astapenka sentenced today ten political prisoners to five to nine years in prison, finding them guilty under Art. 293 (rioting), Art. 218 (deliberate destruction or damage to private property) and Art. 295 of the Criminal Code (illegal actions with firearms, ammunition and explosives).

Five political prisoners released after 72 hours of detention. Bialiatski, Stefanovich, and Labkoviches are transferred to pre-trial detention center

17.07.2021 Five political prisoners released after 72 hours of detention. Bialiatski, Stefanovich, and Labkoviches are transferred to pre-trial detention center

On July 17, some human rights defenders who had been detained on 14 July under a criminal case were released from custody after 72 hours of detention.

We demand the immediate release of the volunteers of the Country for Life Foundation. Charity is not a crime!

16.07.2021 We demand the immediate release of the volunteers of the Country for Life Foundation. Charity is not a crime!

Joint statement of Belarusian human rights community

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.

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