Darya Chultsova

Camera operator Chultsova was detained in Minsk on November 15, 2020, alongside reporter Katsiaryna Andreyeva, on a charge of “organizing and preparing actions that grossly violate public order,” after… More

Katsiaryna Andreyeva

Reporter Andreyeva was detained in Minsk on November 15, 2020, alongside camerawoman Darya Chultsova, on a charge of “organizing and preparing actions that grossly violate public order,” after livestreaming… More

Ihar Bancer

Bancer, lyricist and frontman for band Mister X, was detained in October 2020 for his partially nude protest in front of police, after being released from jail 10 days… More

Anatol Kudlasevich

Kudlasevich penned the song “The Anthem of Resistance” that he sang at protests and rallies in support of alternative candidates. He was illegally detained despite ‘disability group 2’ immunity,… More

Belarusian protesters in background; on top: “I Support PEN Belarus” and PEN America logo

Our sister organization PEN Belarus has spent years uplifting writers and supporting the freedom to write. Now, the government is trying to shut them down. Show your support and tell them they’re not alone.

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