246 people detained in Belarus in June 2021

According to the Viasna Human Rights Center, detentions of peaceful protesters and arbitrary detentions of citizens for the use of white-red-white symbols, including on private premises, continued in June 2021. The June data shows 246 arrests and at least 94 cases of administrative detentions for a total of 1,477 days.

In June 2021, courts convicted at least 125 people in politically motivated criminal trials. The monitoring of trials conducted by Viasna volunteers and lawyers has revealed numerous violations of the fair trial principles. Of particular concern are numerous cases of ill-treatment and inhumane detention conditions in offender detention centers and pre-trial detention centers. These are considered torture by human rights experts.

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