2020 Protests in Belarus

PEN America Condemns Sentencing of Belarusian Journalists

“The ongoing targeting of journalists, including, prolonging sentences, and the general atmosphere of repression in Belarus are an urgent cause for international concern,” said Polina Sadovskaya, director of Eurasia… More

Uladzimir Matskevich

Uladzimir Matskevich

Uladzimir Matskevich is a prominent philosopher who writes about public consciousness in politics. He was arrested on August 4, 2021 in a home raid and has been detained in… More

Valeria Kostyugova

Valeria Kostyugova

Political analyst and writer Valeria Kostyugova is an editor of the online expert community Our Opinion and its annual publication Belarusian Yearbook. She has written about Belarusian-Russian politics for… More

Ales Bialacki

Ales Bialacki

Ales Bialacki is a writer, literary critic, and head of the prominent human rights organization Viasna. On July 14, 2021, Bialacki was arrested on feigned “tax evasion” charges, targeting… More

Alexander Feduta

Literary intellectual and PEN Belarus member Feduta was arrested in April 2021 in Moscow and quickly extradited to Belarus on “suspicion of committing a crime.” On September 5, 2022,… More

Andrzej Poczobut

Andrzej Poczobut

Belarusian-Polish political writer and minority rights activist Poczobut comments on politics in his blog and columns, for Polish newspapers, and has published a book on President Alexander Lukashenka’s political… More