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Political prisoner Natallia Hersche goes on hunger strike again
Natallia Hersche, who is currently being held in a closed men’s prison in Mahiliou, has embarked on another hunger strike on January 30, RFE/RL reports with reference to the political prisoner’s brother Henadz Kasyan. Natallia, who is a citizen of Belarus and Switzerland, has been behind bars for over a year.
Viktar Babaryka faces reading restrictions in prison
Viktar Babaryka wrote about the reading restrictions in his letter to his daughter
Political prisoner on trial for regime violations in prison
The young man faces a new sentence of up to two years in prison
Journalist Iryna Slaunikava describes her life in jail
She is being optimistic
Political prisoner gets 2.5 years in jail. Earlier he stood trial for picking up police radioset
On January 13, Maskouski district court completed hearing the case of political prisoner Dzmitry Shchurko.
Political prisoner Pavel Vinahradau transferred to Zhodzina prison
Blogger and activist Pavel Vinahradau was transferred to Zhodzina remand prison Nr 8 , his wife Svyatlana Vinahradava says.
Political prisoner Andrey Voynich gravely ill, needs liver transplantation
Mahiliou: Political prisoner Dzmitry Dudoyts commits suicide
365 days in captivity: activist and mother Palina Sharenda-Panasyuk kidnapped one year ago
The woman became a symbol of courage and defiance
Censor crosses out words about start of hungerstrike in political prisoner’s letter
Political prisoner Henadz Smirnou, who is being held in Baranavichy pre-trial detention centre, went on a hunger strike, he wrote in a letter dated November 28. However, a censor crossed out the words about the hunger strike, human rights activists report.
Trial of political prisoner Eduard Palchys to be held behind closed doors
The reputed Belarusian blogger Eduard Palchys started to be tried in Minsk City Court on December 6.
Navapolatsk: Political prisoner placed in solitary confinement for six months, tortured by cold
Ihar Povarau, a political prisoner from Zhlobin, is put to torture in Navapolatsk penal colony Nr 1, the human rights centre Viasna reports.
Yet again: Political prisoner Ihar Bantser put in disciplinary cell
Hrodna activist Ihar Bantser, who was transferred from the penal colony back to an open-type correctional facility last week, has been placed punitive confinement in spite of his being febrile.