Belarusian security forces have tortured and ill-treated hundreds of protesters

Recent articles in Belarus

Lisbon, 30 May 2021. Belarusians residing in Portugal stage a protest against the detention of Raman Pratasevich and other journalists by the Belarus government, Horacio Villalobos-Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images

Belarus: UN experts will examine the arbitrary detention of NEXTA editor Raman Pratasevich

Pratasevich has been detained (first in jail, now under “house arrest”) since May, when the Belarusian authorities forced his Ryanair flight to land in Minsk in order to arrest him.

Riot police block a street during an opposition protest, in Minsk, Belarus, 25 October 2020, StringerTASS via Getty Images

Lukašenka launches a purge of Belarusian civil society

The authorities have launched proceedings to liquidate dozens of organizations that work on a wide array of issues ranging from freedom of expression to disability rights to providing assistance to senior citizens.

Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) logo,

Belarus: Justice Ministry files lawsuit seeking the closure of the Belarusian Association of Journalists

“The BAJ is not only a legal address and a registration license but 25 years of successful work that keeps going. This is more than 1,300 media people who remain members of the BAJ despite pressure. We are confident that our community will not disappear” – BAJ