Torture and violence in 2020 – Mikita’s story
22 years old, student. "The garage gate was closed, and the only thing that could be heard from behind it was the sound of automatic rifles being reloaded"
Why Belarus matters
Exactly two years ago, unprecedented protests unfolded in Belarus in opposition to the rigged elections. Protests and demonstrations did not subside for months, but the supporters of change were unable…
How Belarusians resisted regime in 2021
Despite the brutal repressions, Belarusians continued to fight Alexander Lukashenko's regime in 2021. Courtyard marches, flash mobs, protest graffiti and leaflets, destruction of surveillance cameras, blocking of railways, and large-scale…
Exactly 1 year ago largest protests in history of Belarus took place
One year ago, on 16 August 2020, mass protests erupted in many Belarusian cities.
246 people detained in Belarus in June 2021
According to the Viasna Human Rights Center, at least 246 people were detained in Belarus for participating in peaceful protests and for displaying white-red-white symbols, including on private premises, in…