International Day of Solidarity with Belarus / May 29 2022

May 29 is the international Day of Solidarity with Belarusians. Despite 2 years of incessant repression in the country, which began with the detentions of Sergei Tsikhanousky and Viktor Babariko, Belarusians find the strength to help Ukraine every day in the...

The state of the academic environment in Belarus

This report was prepared by the Belarusian Students’ Association in cooperation with the Belarusian Independent Bologna Committee to inform concerned parties on the repressions in the Belarusian academia and...

There are more than 1,000 political prisoners in Belarus

The number of political prisoners in Belarus exceeded 1,000 people. According to “Viasna” human rights center, today there are 1022 of them in the country. The number of people held in prisons for political reasons is even higher because many refuse such...

Cyber Partisans attack Belarusian Railway

As part of the “Inferno” cyber-sabotage campaign, the hacktivist group Cyber Partisans attacked the computer network of the Belarusian Railway: servers and internal services stopped working, tickets could not be purchased online. Cyber Partisans state they...

Political prisoners in Belarus in 2021. Statistics

At the end of 2021, there were 969 political prisoners in Belarus. This is the largest number of political prisoners in the history of independent Belarus. There are people of all ages, professions and social status among the prisoners, but they are united by one...

EU and US politicians on the verdict in the “Tsikhanouski’s case”

Today, Gomel Regional Court has sentenced the defendants in the “Tsikhanouski’s case” in which Siarhei Tsikhanouski was sentenced to 18 years in a strengthened regime prison colony, and other political prisoners were sentenced to 14-16 years. We tell how...

Maria Kalesnikava gave an interview from prison

For over a year now, the Belarusian opposition politician Maria Kalesnikava has been behind bars. During the presidential campaign in 2020, she was in charge of Viktar Babaryka’s team and, after the protests began, she joined the activities of the opposition’s...

Mother of five sentenced to four years in prison

On 3 December, a Minsk court has sentenced Volha Zalatar, to a mother of five children and a political prisoner. She was found guilty of creating an extremist group and sentenced to four years in a general regime colony, the human rights center Viasna reported....