Week 38, September 6 – 12

September 12th, 2011   Theme: Belarus

Mikalaj Statkievic, former presidential candidate who was sentenced to six years of imprisonment within the criminal case of “mass riots”, is sent to hospital. Uladzimir Niaklajeu, leader of Tell the Truth civil campaign and former presidential candidate, faces additional restrictions (more…)

The regime released four more political prisoners who were detained after the falsified elections in December 19, 2010. Tacciana Raviaka, human rights defender from Viasna, is called to the Financial Investigation Department for an interrogation in connection with the arrest of Ales Bialiatski (more…)

Week 36, 23-30 August

August 30th, 2011   Theme: Belarus

The Department of Interior Affairs of the City of Minsk suspends criminal cases on “mass riots” against several oppositional activists. At the same time a number of human rights defenders get arrested across the country for support and solidarity with Viasna leader Ales Bialacki. (more…)

Week 35, August 16-22

August 22nd, 2011   Theme: Belarus

The Court dismisses a complaint that pre-trial restrictions, of personal freedom, are imposed on Ales Bialacki following his arrest. Polish Prosecutor General informs that a number of Polish officials are linked to the disclosure of Ales Bialacki’s bank account and that they are fired. (more…)

Week 34, August 8-15

August 15th, 2011   Theme: Belarus

President Alaksandr Lukashenka pardons and releases several political prisoners sentenced for “mass riots”. The investigation in the case of ”December 19, mass riot” against Anatol Liabiedzka, chairman of the United Civil Party, is being resumed.

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Week 33, August 2-7

August 7th, 2011   Theme: Belarus

Ales Bialacki, head of Viasna, the leading human rights organisation in Belarus, and Vice- President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), is detained and sent to a detention centre in Minsk. (more…)

The Belarusian Helsinki Committee addresses to the UN Special Repporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers. The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus prepares amendments to the “law on mass events”. (more…)

Week 31, July 19-25

July 25th, 2011   Theme: Belarus

Minsk City Court dismisses appeals from two ex-presidential candidates. (more…)

Week 30, July 12-18

July 18th, 2011   Theme: Belarus

Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the EU, condemns the brutal handling of peaceful protesters. (more…)

Week 29, July 5-11

July 11th, 2011   Theme: Belarus

New silent protests and harsh detentions by KGB and Police. (more…)

Freedom House issues the latest annual report “Nations in Transit 2011” providing a comparative study of democratic development in 29 countries, including Belarus. Massive repressions against people during the official Independence Day celebrations. (more…)

Week 27, June 21-27

June 27th, 2011   Theme: Belarus

Thousands of people gather on the central squares in towns across the country for a “silent protest”. (more…)

Week 26, June 14-20

June 20th, 2011   Theme: Belarus

Andrej Poczobut, well-known correspondent of Poland’s largest newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza in Belarus, stands before Leninski District Court in Hrodna in a closed trial. The General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Belarus initiates a criminal case against Jauhien Lipkovic, famous Belarusian blogger, for insulting the state flag in his blog. (more…)

Week 25, June 7-13

June 13th, 2011   Theme: Belarus

The Ministry of Justice issues a warning to the Belarusian Helsinki Committee. (more…)

The authorities prohibit a peaceful picket dedicated to the economic crisis in Belarus. (more…)

Week 23, May 24-30

May 30th, 2011   Theme: Belarus

New sentences for a number of participants of the demonstration against the falsifications of the election on December 19, 2010. (more…)

Week 22, May 17-23

May 23rd, 2011   Theme: Belarus

Stanislau Suskievic, the first head of independent Belarus, is called to the KGB for interrogation about the blast in Minsk underground on April 11. (more…)

Week 21, May 10-16

May 16th, 2011   Theme: Belarus

The Chair of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Ad Hoc Working Group on Belarus, Uta Zapf, is denied Belarusian visa. (more…)

Week 20, May 3-9

May 9th, 2011   Theme: Belarus

The Police disrupt a press-conference organised by the organisation for human rights Viasna. New sentences for a number of participants of the demonstration against the falsifications of the election on December 19, 2010. (more…)

New trials against democratic activists in accordance with the criminal case “mass riots” after the elections on December 19, 2010. Six German nationals and a citizen of Poland will be deported from Belarus. (more…)

Week 18, April 19-25

April 25th, 2011   Theme: Belarus

Minsk City Prosecutor’s Office calls Ryhor Kastusiou, presidential candidate to an interrogation in connection with the explosion in Minsk. (more…)

Week 17, April 12-18

April 18th, 2011   Theme: Belarus

The Minsk City Court dismisses the appeal against the detention of former oppositional candidate, in the presidential election 2010, Andrej Sannikau. The authorities all around the country officially states that is is forbidden to hold any kind of peaceful action in connection to the 25th anniversary of Charnobyl nuclear disaster. (more…)

Week 16, April 5-11

April 11th, 2011   Theme: Belarus

Anatol Liabiedzka, leader of the United Civil Party, is released from the KGB jail. The Belarusian authorities officially restrict the access to two most popular oppositional websites. (more…)

The eighth trial is held in the criminal case regarding the “mass riots” on December 19th, 2010. The Department of Interior Affairs in the City of Minsk changes the charges (the criminal case of “mass riots”) for several oppositional activists, as well as presidential candidates. Natalia Radzina, journalist of the most popular independent news agency Charter97, secretly flees the country. (more…)

Week 14, March 22-28

March 28th, 2011   Theme: Belarus

On Freedom Day on March 25, a national holiday that is forbidden by the regime, dozens of well-known political, civil activists and human rights defenders, as well as a number of journalists, are detained across the country. (more…)

Week 13: March 15-21

March 21st, 2011   Theme: Belarus

The Ministry of Interior Affairs in Minsk presents accusations against two former oppositional candidates Dzmitry Us and Mikalaj Statkievic. (more…)

Week 12: March 8-14

March 14th, 2011   Theme: Belarus

New sentences for democratic activists in accordance with the criminal case of “mass riots” after the presidential elections on December 19, 2010. Ales Michalevic, former presidential candidate, leaves the country. (more…)

Week 11: March 1-7

March 11th, 2011   Theme: Belarus

Third trial of six arrested activist takes place in accordance with the criminal case in “mass riots”. The authorities revoke the license of a well-known lawyer. (more…)

Week 10: February 22-28

February 28th, 2011   Theme: Belarus

The second trial in the criminal case of “mass riots”. Oppositional candidate Ales Michalevic makes a statement about the torture he experienced in the KGB’s jail. (more…)

Week 9: February 15-21

February 21st, 2011   Theme: Belarus

The Ministry of Justice cancels the licences of four lawyers who defended arrested activists. The first trial of the about 40 activists that have been arrested and accused (in criminal case) of mass riots. (more…)