Belarus News Round-Up Day 206: Jail For Truth

Belarus News Round-Up Day 206: Jail For Truth

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Investigative Committee: Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is wanted. The relevant documents for her extradition were submitted to the General Prosecutor’s Office

At the same time a document was published from Homiel Investigative Committee: “For the purpose of patriotic education every day workers have to listen national anthem at 9 am”



An activist of the civil campaign “European Belarus” Polina Sharendo-Panasyuk, who was forcibly sent for a psychiatric examination on 23 Feb, was found in prison in Minsk, not at the health institution. Her husband stated that for 8 days he didn’t know where his wife is located

Moreover, nobody notified him where his wife is located, He tried to call every single prison. After unsuccessful attempt to find out the location he sent a parcel to one of the prisons in Minsk and it went through.


Blogger Volha Takarchuk was arrested again, allegedly for “insulting government official”. Earlier, Volha was trialed for letting white-red-white balloons out of her own window. She had to pay $330. Volha and her husband Dzmitry have two minor children, ages 3 and 7


In January 2021, more than 700 doctors resigned from health care institutions. This is the maximum number of medics in the last six years who have left health facilities


“He came 26 years ago and since then has gradually taken away our home from us – Belarus. Locked windows and doors. Rewrote history. He convinced us that we were not capable of anything, that without him we would be lost. Disrespect for people became the meaning of his power”


At least 30 bloggers and administrators of Telegram channels were detained in Minsk



TUT.BY journalist Katsyaryna Barysevich- 6 months in prison and a fine of $1,110. Doctor Artsiom Sarokin – 2 years in jail with 1 year suspended and fine of $555




The number of political prisoners in Belarus has increased to 262 (+5 today)



It’s time to bring our freedom back! – Solidarity demonstrations in Kojdanau, Pruzhany, Minsk and Barauliany


According to BYCULTUREFUND, one hour before Dai Darogu band planned to film a video for their song police arrived to a club and told everyone to leave. Otherwise they threatened to call OMON


Another protesting day is coming to an end. Already for 206 days Belarusians are struggling for democracy. Last few months regime began massive repression against those who participated in mass protests in August – October. Yet, peaceful protesters still go out and demand change!

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