Statement on the recognition of political prisoner and journalist Alena Tsimashchuk

Statement on the recognition of political prisoner and journalist Alena Tsimashchuk

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

"The whole cell heard how he was beaten." Ex-political prisoner on torture in Žodzina prison

"The whole cell heard how he was beaten." Ex-political prisoner on torture in Žodzina prison

Žodzina stretching and the development of fine motor skills of the hands

"We are here because our hearts say so": solidarity action with political prisoner and lawyer Maksim Znak

"We are here because our hearts say so": solidarity action with political prisoner and lawyer Maksim Znak (photo)

The event was organized by the Lithuanian Bar Council, and supported by Belarusian lawyers, in order to speak about the lawlessness against their Belarusian colleague imprisoned for his professional activities.

Human rights defender Leanid Sudalenka tried in absentia for facilitating extremist activities

Human rights defender Leanid Sudalenka tried in absentia for facilitating extremist activities

Leanid Sudalenka is one of the first human rights defenders who faced criminal prosecution after the 2020 presidential election.

The results of the first decade of the new stage of the world struggle against forced labor. The experience of Belarus and its closest neighbors

The results of the first decade of the new stage of the world struggle against forced labor. The experience of Belarus and its closest neighbors

Together with Viasna human rights activist Aleh Matskevich, we talk about the international and Belarusian practice of eliminating forced labor through the ratification of these important international documents.

"I'm not afraid. Let them be afraid!"

"I'm not afraid. Let them be afraid!"

On July 2, there will be the opening of an exhibition about the intertwined fates of two outstanding human rights defenders, prisoners of conscience and Nobel Peace Prize laureates Ales Bialiatski and Oleg Orlov.

The hearing of the appeal of the co-chairman of the Memorial Center Oleg Orlov postponed

The hearing of the appeal of the co-chairman of the Memorial Center Oleg Orlov postponed

After the verdict, without any grounds, Oleg Orlov was transferred to the SIZO-2 in Syzran on the night of April 11–12.

"The routine is organized in such a way that you can get a "violation" record at any moment." Why political prisoners do not get early release

"The routine is organized in such a way that you can get a "violation" record at any moment." Why political prisoners do not get early release

We discuss with former political prisoners and human rights defenders, why none of the options for political prisoners to be released early work.

Belarusian political prisoners in high-security prisons: pressure intensifies

Belarusian political prisoners in high-security prisons: pressure intensifies (updated)

Viasna reports how the administration of the colonies punishes political prisoners and which of the political prisoners are recognized as "malicious violators of the order." 

Human rights situation in Belarus. May 2024

Human rights situation in Belarus. May 2024

The level of repression against political opponents of the regime and dissidents in Belarus remains critically high.

The statement on the recognition of 9 people as political prisoners

The statement on the recognition of 9 people as political prisoners

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

Stories of teenage political prisoners of Belarus who were deprived of their freedom

Stories of teenage political prisoners of Belarus who were deprived of their freedom (updated)

Viasna reports how the Belarusian authorities persecute children for political reasons, and why the children were imprisoned.

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