"They beat me with a flagpole to make me kneel in front of the head of the police department". A story of an ex political prisoner

"They beat me with a flagpole to make me kneel in front of the head of the police department". A story of an ex political prisoner

Uladzislau Biahun spoke with Viasna about his brutal detention and persecution for the removal of the national flag.

Libereco expands support for politically persecuted Belarusians

Libereco expands support for politically persecuted Belarusians

Libereco is now offering extrajudicial legal counselling for victims of political persecution from Belarus. This step will ensure crucial long-term support for victims of repression and state persecution, which the Belarusian Community Razam e.V. previously provided.

Members of Parliament from Germany, Norway and Poland take on a godparenthood for Maryna Sankevich, Aliaksandr Yarashuk and Paviel Sava

Members of Parliament from Germany, Norway and Poland take on a godparenthood for Maryna Sankevich, Aliaksandr Yarashuk and Paviel Sava

As part of solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou, Julian Pahlke (German Bundestag, Alliance 90/The Greens), Bjørnar Moxnes (Norwegian Storting, Rødt) and Tomasz Frankowski (European Parliament, Platforma Obywatelska, Poland) have taken on a godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus.

EPDE calls for the immediate release of Viasna members as they enter fourth year of political imprisonment

EPDE calls for the immediate release of Viasna members as they enter fourth year of political imprisonment

EPDE stands firm in its solidarity with The Human Rights Center Viasna and their struggle for human rights in Belarus.

The appeal of Oleg Orlov, the co-chairman of the Memorial Center, was rejected

The appeal of Oleg Orlov, the co-chairman of the Memorial Center, was rejected

The first hearing was held on June 7. But Oleg Orlov, who participated in the trial via a video call, and his lawyer, managed to convince the judge to postpone the hearing.

Eduard Babaryka received additional period of imprisonment

Eduard Babaryka received additional period of imprisonment

The case was handled by judge Pavel Kartsinen.

Amnesty International has called for the release of Ales Bialiatski amid reports of his deteriorating health

Amnesty International has called for the release of Ales Bialiatski amid reports of his deteriorating health

"The prolonged detention of Ales and his colleagues is nothing more than a blatant abuse of the criminal justice system aimed at suffocating dissent and suppressing civil society in Belarus."

"In summer, it's like a greenhouse." A former prisoner spoke about the new pre-trial detention center near Minsk

"In summer, it's like a greenhouse." A former prisoner spoke about the new pre-trial detention center near Minsk

A former prisoner told how the prisoners were transferred, about the conditions in the cells and the attitude of the guards in the new pre-trial detention center.

"The statute of limitations does not apply to such crimes." Death anniversary of artist Ales Pushkin

"The statute of limitations does not apply to such crimes." Death anniversary of artist Ales Pushkin

Today, on the anniversary of Ales Pushkin's death, we recall the details of his persecution and death.

Verdicts have been passed in another criminal case in absentia

Verdicts have been passed in another criminal case in absentia

The trial was handled by judge Andrei Leshchanka.

Human rights situation in Belarus. June 2024

Human rights situation in Belarus. June 2024

The human rights situation in Belarus has been defined by widespread and systematic violations of binding international law, persecution of political opponents of the regime and dissidents, and arbitrary criminal and administrative persecution.

"She used a rag during her period." Former prisoners spoke about the conditions in Belarusian temporary detention facilities

"She used a rag during her period." Former prisoners spoke about the conditions in Belarusian temporary detention facilities

Viasna spoke with three former prisoners from Minsk, Viciebsk, and Homieĺ about the conditions where political prisoners are held, about medical care in temporary detention facilities, and about the attitude towards foreign citizens awaiting deportation. 

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