As of June 5
1513 persons in Belarus are considered as political prisoners
Bloggers, businessmen, presidential campaign members and peaceful protesters are held in prisons only because they were not afraid to exercise their rights - the right to participate in peaceful assemblies, to express their opinion and to be involved in political activities.
Most of these people were targeted by politically motivated criminal prosecution in connection with the events that took place during and after the presidential election of August 2020.
Who can qualify as a political prisoner, according to Belarusian human rights defenders?
Addresses of prisons:
1513 persons unfairly imprisoned
List of former political prisoners
Twenty-three people recognized as political prisoners over diffamation charges and convictions
UN experts: Belarus must release all detainees held on political grounds and protect their rights
Dzmitryi Sonchyk's imprisonment and health crisis in his cellmates' accounts
Behind bars in Belarus: A former political prisoner's account on the red label and restricted freedom
#FreeViasna: Latest news about jailed Viasna human rights defenders
What should I know and how to help?
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