Category : Belarus

14-year sentence for Andrei Aliaksandrau “a damning indictment of Lukashenka’s Belarus”

alt informationIndex and ARTICLE 19 call on Belarusian authorities to quash prison terms and release our former colleague, his wife and others from the BelaPAN news agency

Why are the letters of political prisoners in Belarus so cheerful?

alt informationCensorship of communications means that those detained by Lukashenka's regime are not free to express themselves openly

Belarus: Andrei Aliaksandrau writes of his “travels”

alt informationOur former colleague writes from prison as his trial is suspended for two months

Lukashenka’s justice on show

alt informationAs Andrei Aliaksandrau and his fiance face treason charges, another activist shares her own experiences of Belarus' court system

Raised voices: why we must continue to listen

alt informationThe news coming in from Belarus, Brazil, Hong Kong and Russia is devastating, writes our CEO Ruth Smeeth

“A joker, a poet and an idealist”

alt informationBelarusian journalist and poet Sabina Brilo (below) on her friend Andrei Aliaksandrau who goes on trial today

Belarus: An open letter from Andrei Aliaksandrau on his day in court

alt informationOur former colleague writes to his supporters as his trial on charges of treason opens in Belarus

#Belarus: Andrei Aliaksandrau comes to trial

alt informationOn Monday 7 June, our former colleague will face court behind closed doors, charged with treason for helping protesters against Lukashenka's government. We will be watching

500 days lost in a Belarusian prison

alt informationOur former colleague Andrei Aliaksandrau reaches another bitter milestone as a political prisoner in Belarus

Belarus: the free press continues despite attacks

alt informationThe chair of the Belarusian Association of Journalists says reporting is harder than ever because of government crackdowns and war in neighbouring Ukraine