19 years old, student. "I was not afraid, I thought that whatever was going to happen would happen anyway. But all this was definitely a shock."
A state television channel aired a segment about the first Belarusian who had been convicted for wanting to join Ukraine's fight against Russian aggression. Eight Belarusians have already been convicted on similar charges. All of them have been recognized as political prisoners.
On the evening of August 10, the police beat Aliaksei up so hard that he fully regained consciousness only in a hospital emergency room after a surgery.
Ten months after her release, the former political prisoner talked to Gazetaby.com about how she hadn't given in while in detention despite the terrible conditions, how she was undergoing rehabilitation, and what she would wish for in the new year.
The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) considers an invasion of Ukraine by the Belarusian army "extraordinarily unlikely".
The human rights activist Ales Bialiatski was unable to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in person because he has been imprisoned by the Belarusian regime for 17 months. On December 10, his wife Natallia Pinchuk attended the award ceremony in Oslo in Ales's stead and gave a speech on his behalf. For the first time in the history of the prize, a Nobel speech was delivered in Belarusian.
On December 8, 2022, the Human Rights Tulip award ceremony was held in The Hague. The Viasna Human Rights Center has won the prize this year.
The Kastus Kalinouski Regiment and Cyber Partisans announced that they were planning to unite and carry out joint work. Vadzim Kabanchuk, the Regiment's deputy commander, made a statement regarding this matter at a press conference in Kyiv.