6 human rights defenders
in prison
170 + interrogations
in Viasna case
95 + raids
on Viasna members

Viasna case

Viasna case is a series of criminal investigations targeting the organization's leaders and regular members for their human rights activities and assistance to people in defending their rights and public interests.

6 Viasna members are currently in prison: chairperson Ales Bialiatski, deputy chairperson Valiantsin Stefanovich, lawyer Uladzimir Labkovich, coordinator of Viasna's network of volunteers Marfa Rabkova, head of Viasna's office in Homieĺ Leanid Sudalenka, volunteer Andrei Chapiuk. Volunteer Tatsiana Lasitsa was released from Gomel colony on September, 24, 2022.

Viasna members are facing charges of "organizing and financing group actions that grossly violate public order" (Parts 1 and 2 of Art. 342) and "tax evasion" (Part 2 of Art. 243 of the Criminal Code).

Marfa Rabkova and Andrei Chapiuk were additionally charged with "rioting" (Art. 293) and "involvement in a criminal group" (Part 2 of Art. 285 of the Criminal Code). Marfa is also accused of "incitement to hostility" (Art. 130 of the Criminal Code).

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Human rights defenders in prison

Алесь Бяляцкі
Viasna chairperson
Валянцін Стэфановіч
Viasna deputy chairperson
Уладзімір Лабковіч
Viasna lawyer
Марфа Рабкова
coordinator of Viasna's network of volunteers
Леанід Судаленка
head of Viasna's office in Homieĺ
Таццяна Ласіца
Viasna volunteer
Андрэй Чапюк
Viasna volunteer



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