Twelve political prisoners convicted in the "student case" are blocked from receiving any correspondence apart from that sent by close relatives.
US Senator James Lankford introduced a bill on the responsibility of Belarus for the aggression against Ukraine.
Either extreme outcome to the confrontation between Russia and the West – war or reconciliation – would be undesirable and risky for the Belarusian regime, writes political analyst Artyom Shraibman.
Uladzimir Matskevich, a philosopher, methodologist, and well-known public figure, went on a hunger strike on 3 February. If his demands are not met, he will refuse water and go on a dry hunger strike on February 14.
More than 98% of candidates from pro-government parties, associations and trade unions were included in the local referendum committees. Not a single opposition representative got elected.
Political prisoner Aliaksandr Vasilevich was released in the courtroom after more than 17 months of imprisonment. He participated in the meeting of political prisoners with Alexander Lukashenko in October 2020.
Switzerland is planning to send its ambassador to Belarus. One of the reasons may be an attempt to help political prisoner Natallia Hersche.
Belarusians abroad will not be able to vote in the constitutional referendum, which is scheduled for 27 February 2022.