political persecution

Political prisoner, hunger-striker Ihar Bantser to be sent to correction facility in Vitsebsk
Ihar Bantser, a Hrodna-based activist and musician, is bound to to arrive and register at Vitsebsk open-type correctional facility Nr 9 on June 17. There he will be serving his sentence.
Might-have-been presidential candidate Syarhei Tsikhanouski’s being in custody extended again
Popular Belarusian blogger Syarhei Tsikhanouski’s being held in prison has been extended to April, 29. The husband of opposition leader Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya has been behind bars since late May.
Belarusian court hands down harsh sentence in riot case
Alyaksei Melnikau was sentenced to seven years in a strict regime penal colony.
Amnesty International: Belarus authorities targeting minors to clamp down on dissent
The Belarusian authorities are resorting to threats, harassment and prosecution of children in an increasingly desperate attempt to suppress dissent, Amnesty International recalls ahead of the six-month anniversary on 9 February of the start of protests in the country.