Belarus: Well known literary translator Volha Kalackaja sentenced to two years’ house arrest

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Kiev, Ukraine, 11 October 2020. A protester holds a placard depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko during a demonstration in solidarity with the protest movement in Belarus, Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Writer and Belarusian PEN member Aliaksandr Fiaduta must be released

Fiaduta was detained in Russia, reportedly by the Belarusian KGB. Fiaduta is being detained without access to legal counsel or medical care and no charge against him is listed.

Minsk, Belarus, 27 March 2021. Police cordoned off streets and a main square and detained dozens of protesters and at least five journalists as the opposition restarted rallies against Alexander Lukashenko's rule. -/AFP via Getty Images

Belarus: New draft legislation further restricts press freedom

The proposed amendments would make it illegal for journalists to “discredit” the state, effectively prohibiting any criticism of the government. They would also enable authorities to strip journalists of accreditation for allegedly committing a crime while carrying out professional duties.

A woman holds a sign with an image of Belarusian President Lukashenko that reads "Next stop: The Hague" (referring to the International Criminal Court), during a solidarity protest by Belarusians living in exile, Hamburg, Germany, 15 August 2020, Markus Scholz/picture alliance via Getty Images

Repression and resistance in Belarus: A monthly chronology

A monthly chronology of repression and resistance in Belarus, based on the work of IFEX members and other international and domestic actors.