Andrey Luhin

During a street rally on August 20, 2020 both members of the band LAUDANS, Luhin and Alena Palachanskaya had their instruments confiscated. On October 16, 2020 both were detained… More

Andrus Takindang

Andrus Takindang

Andrus Takindang and several other musicians in the band “Recha” were detained after playing at a yard gathering in Minsk and later sentenced to 15 days of administrative arrest.… More

Dmitry Strosev

Dmitry Strotsev

Dmitry Strotsev publishes poetry as a preserver of the “Minsk school of poetry” and has written poetry about the August 2020 Belarusian election and subsequent violence against protesters. On… More

Hanna Komar

Hanna Komar

Poet and activist Komar was detained on September 8, 2020 during a peaceful march in support of detained activists. She served nine days of administrative arrest in Akrestsina and… More

Mikola Dziadok

Dziadok is a writer and blogger, analyzing Belarusian politics via his Telegram channel. On November 12, 2020, he was arrested on a “public order offense case.” His house was… More

Mikola Papieka

Mikola Papieka

In September 2020, poet and beekeeper Papieka participated in a “karahod,” a form of cultural protest used to show resistance to President Lukashenka's rule. In November, he was detained… More

Olga Shparaga

Olga Shparaga

On October 4, 2020, philospher and writer Shparaga was detained for one day during a protest; but five days later, she was detained at Savecki district police department when… More

Mohamed Tajadit

Tajadit is affectionately called the “poet of the Hirak” for his poetry that comments on politics in Algeria. He was arrested in August 2020 for his involvement in a… More

Pavel Horbach

Pavel Horbach was detained after having performed his poetry at a neighbours’ gathering in Minsk on November 6, 2020 and sentenced to 15 days of administrative arrest. More

Shafiqul Islam Kajol

Journalist Kajol was forcibly disappeared for 53 days in March 2020. Found early in May 2020, he was then detained for over 230 days by authorities on charges including… More