BAJ, Viasna and ABF start collecting humanitarian aid for Ukraine in Vilnius

BAJ, Viasna and ABF start collecting humanitarian aid for Ukraine in Vilnius

Everyone can join: bring the things and food from the list or make a donation.


Ten years of imprisonment: Supreme Court dismisses Aliaksandr Fiaduta’s appeal

On 29 November, the Supreme Court of Belarus considered the appeal of political scientist Aliaksandr  Fiaduta challenging his sentence for “attempted coup d’etat.” As the human rights activists predicted, the appeal was denied, and the verdict was upheld – 10 years of imprisonment.


Dzianis Ivashyn preventively registered as extremism-prone

Human rights activists found out that last spring Hrodna prison administration preventively registered journalist Dzianis Ivashyn as “prone to extremism and other destructive actions.” It is known that almost all political prisoners have such a status, which once again proves the political motivation behind the criminal prosecution of Ivashyn.


August2020 Instagram page deemed extremist

The August2020 project was created by a group of independent journalists and volunteers to collect and publish the stories of people tortured by security forces, reports Viasna Human Rights Center.

24.11.2022 declared “extremist formation”

Belarusian authorities have updated the List of Organizations, Formations, and Individual Entrepreneurs Involved in Extremist Activities. Another media outlet,, was added to it. The updated list is published on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.


Vitsebsk journalist fined $1,200

The Pershamaiski District Court of Vitsebsk found Zhanna Ivanova (Zhalevich) guilty of unauthorized protest under Article 24.23 of the Administrative Offenses Code.


Norwegian journalists express solidarity with Yauhen Merkis

Last weekend Norwegian Association of Journalists in Bergen gathered its activists for the conference Hauststormen (Autumn Storm) to discuss working issues and plans for the future. Our fellow journalists are aware of repressions against Belarusian journalists and organize campaigns in their support.


Support for Politically Incarcerated Journalists Irina Levshina and Andrei Aleksandrov

On October 6, 2022, the Minsk Regional Court handed down a verdict in the “BelaPAN case,” the oldest independent news agency in Belarus.


Belarusian journalist Aliaksandr Lyubyanchuk sentenced to 3 years in prison

“Belarusian authorities must stop using extremism legislation against former Belsat TV journalists and immediately release Lyubyanchuk and all members of the press currently behind bars.”


Journalist Ales Lubianchuk sentenced to 3 years in prison

As it became known to the Belarusian Association of Journalists, Minsk City Court judge Alena Ananich found journalist Ales Lubianchuk guilty under Article 361-1 of the Criminal Code of Belarus (establishment of an extremist formation or participation in it). Ales was sentenced to 3 years in prison