On July 14, 2021 authorities raided the offices and homes of human rights defenders and civil society activists across the country.
More than 40 searches were conducted, more than 20 human rights defenders and activists were interrogated, including 11 members of our partner organisation Viasna.
10 people remain detained for 72 hours after searches, including 8 members of Viasna- Ales Bialiatsky, Valiancin Stefanovic, Uladzimir Labkovich, Siarhey Sys, Alena Laptsenak, Andrey Paluda, Yauheniya Babaeva, Viktar Sazonau.
They are detained under false accusations of criminal case organisation/financing of mass riots and tax evasion
We ask for their immediate liberation.