Ruslan Chliebarodau

Author of Stop the Cockroach, a popular anti Lukashenko song, Chliebarodau was arrested on April 23, 2023. He is accused of "insulting public officials," and "disgracing the state power and governing… More

Andrei Filipchyk

Filipchyk is an online activist who runs a Telegram channel where he posts jokes and memes in Belarusian. On January 31, 2023 he was arrested and a criminal case… More

Sergei Mikhalok

A musician and songwriter, Mikhalok has been banned from entering Belarus since 2015 for "insulting the president" and currently lives in Ukraine. He has faced transnational repression and pressure… More

Dzmitryi Yurtaeyeu

Yurtaeyeu is a poet and teacher who had participated in anti-government protests in September 2022. He was detained by authorities on September 21, 2022 and forced to read his… More

Svetlana Alexievich

A renowned literary writer, essayist and Belarus's first ever Nobel Prize winner, Alexievich was charged for alleged "appeals to overthrow or change constitutional order of the Republican of Belarus… More

Siarhei Haranin

A linguist and literary critic, Haranin was arrested after a raid on the National Academy of Science (NAS) for the Belarusian Culture, Language, and Literature in October 2022. He… More