Minsk: Four men accused of hacking city authorities’ computers systems get hefty sentences
On January 28, Zavodski district court of Minsk passed guilty verdicts in the case of four citizens who stood trial for the hacking of the computer system of Minsk city executive committee. The four defendants have been behind bars for 18 months.
Journalist Mikhail Karnevich detained in Hrodna
As of today, there are 33 journalists behind bars.
Political convictions in Belarus in 2021
At least 1,285 people were convicted while 41.8% were imprisoned
Media of HRC Viasna recognized 'extremist'
The HRC Viasna has been operating since 1996
Nine more people listed as political prisoners in Belarus
On October 26, the Belarusian human rights community issued a joint statement on their recognising another nine persons as political prisoners, HRC Viasna reports.
3 and 2.5 years: Prosecution demands prison terms for Homiel human rights activists
Human rights defenders and HRC Viasna members Leanid Sudalenka, Tatsyana Lasitsa, Maryia Tarasenka continued to be tried in Homiel.
Prominent Belarusian human rights defender Ales Byalyatski faces charge of tax evasion
Earlier, it was reported that the chairman of human rights centre Viasna was also accused of ‘organising actions that grossly violate public order’ (Article 342 of the Criminal Code).
Human rights activist Marfa Rabkova's detention extended
She faces up to 12 years
Jail conditions of 'political' convicts leaked online
In the photo you can see that the cell is overcrowded: people sleep on iron bunks in twos, some sleep on the table and on the floor.
'Country for Life' volunteers recognized as political prisoners
Currently, 566 people in Belarus are recognized prisoners of conscience, reports Viasna.
Belarusian authorities use pardons to save face, human rights defender claims
He believes that the Belarusian authorities should stop repressions and pressure.
Number of political prisoners in Belarus reaches 290
Another four names have been added to the list being updated by Belarusian human rights defenders since the summer of 2020.
Six more people recognized as political prisoners
According to a joint statement of the Belarusian human rights organizations, 285 people are now recognized prisoners of conscience, reports HRC Viasna.