Yury Stylski

On August 15, 2020, Stylski, lyricist and leader of a black-listed band ‘Daj Dorogu,’ attended peaceful rally in Brest with a loud-speaker and Belarusian flag, where he was detained… More

Alena Palachanskaya

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

Alexander Pomidoroff

On September 19, 2020, Pomidoroff was detained after playing at a neighbours’ gathering in Anharskaja district of Minsk and was sentenced to eight days of administrative arrest. In November,… More

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 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

Hanna Komar

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 Zhodzina prisons, and… More

Nazli Ilicak

Nazlı Ilıcak | Status: Released | Turkey

Nazlı Ilıcak, a 72-year-old veteran journalist, former member of parliament, and avid supporter of democracy, was arrested as part of a crackdown following an attempted coup in July 2016.… More

Long Puthera

After the arrest of fellow rapper Kea Sokun, Long Puthera was detained in September 2020 for his song about income inequality. Found guilty of incitement, he was sentenced to… More

Uladz Liankevich

Project manager at PEN Belarus, Liankevich was detained at a peaceful protest in Minsk on September 8, 2020, after the election of Aleksander Lukashenka. He was sentenced during an… More

Doddipalya Narasimha Murthy

In October 2019, police arrested Murthy on charges of treason and attempted murder based on allegations from 1994. This was believed to be because of his criticism of the… More

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