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.
Two criminal cases brought against Hrodna blogger Vadimati
The blogger has not yet been charged.
Ihar Losik writes about humiliation in Homiel detention center
There’s endless undressing, naked squatting, being escorted in handcuffs, he says.
Disabled prisoner Hundar tortured in jail, relatives say
The state of the prisoner’s health is a cause for concern.
Pillow-stifling, tear gas, threats of rape: Mikalai Dzyadok gives statement about torture by police
Human rights watchdog: Persons who help investigate torture cases in Belarus put to torture
The authorities have stepped up the ressure on the International Committee to Investigate Torture in Belarus, the Legal Initiative human rights organisation said on Thursday.
Arrested activist Dzyadok tear-gassed, threatened with rape, stifled with pillow
Mediazona has interviewed a man who had a conversation with the arrested anarchist movement activist Mikalai Dzyadok in the detention centre in Akrestsin Street. He revealed the grave details of the detention on condition of anonymity.
Human rights defenders about torture in Belarus: Nature of crimes against humanity
Belarus is in the midst of not only the political crisis, but the human rights crisis as well, Gerard Staberok, Secretary General of the World Organisation for the Prevention of Torture (OMCT), believes.
UN says Belarus must stop abuse and torture
The UN also has information on violence against women and children, including sexual violence and rape with rubber truncheons.