Starting from 1 February 2022, Lithuanian railways will cease to transport Belaruskali fertilizers.
Prominent Belarusian opposition activist Maria Kalesnikava has been transferred to a women's penal colony near Homel. She was sentenced to 11 years in prison on unsubstantiated charges in September 2021.
Cuban expat Roberto Valdes Casanueva spent more than a year awaiting deportation in the Akrestsina detention center for participation in the peaceful protests. On 10 December 2021, he was deported but managed to get to Lithuania with the help of the BYSOL Solidarity Fund.
Yara International has announced that it will wind down purchases of potash from Belarus by April due to international sanctions. The Belarusian diaspora regularly protested against Yara’s cooperation with the regime-owned enterprise.
In 2021 the number of political prisoners increased by 800 people. Human rights activists recorded 1,285 convictions in politically motivated criminal trials. However, this is only a small part of the largest crackdown in Belarus' recent history.
Political prisoner Dzmitry Dudoits committed suicide in Mahiliou. He was sentenced to two years of open prison.
A joint statement by Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s Office, the Coordination Council, and National Anti-Crisis Management on the unacceptability of Belarusian troops deployment for operations abroad.
Political prisoner Tatsiana Batura, who spent 46 days in the Akrestsina detention center, was allowed to attend her father's funeral. She was able to leave the country afterwards.