Ihar Losik, a Belarusian journalist and political prisoner, attempted suicide in a penal colony. He has been on hunger strike for a long time while in solitary confinement in the Navapolatsk penal colony and then cut his hands and neck. Ihar is alive and is in the colony's medical unit.
Na żywo/Live, a short movie about journalists Katsiaryna Andreyeva and Darya Chultsova, was named the best feature film at the 2023 ZOOM-ZBLIŻENIA International Film Festival. Meanwhile, a documentary titled Away, created by a Belarusian filmmaker, received an award at the Tampere Film Festival.
Every year, the Tipperary International Peace Award is presented to public figures who have made a special contribution to promoting human rights and ending conflicts. This year, the award will be given to Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya in recognition of her efforts to promote democracy and in support of the right to self-expression, association and assembly in Belarus. The award ceremony is to be held in May.
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya began her visit to London, where she met with the former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The parties discussed the situation in Belarus, Belarusian guerrillas, and assistance to Belarusian volunteers in Ukraine.
On International Women's Day, the Viasna Human Rights Center tells how and why Lukashenko's regime persecutes Belarusian women.
The Politvyazynka project tells about Belarusian women political prisoners: the initiative posts their portraits and stories of their lives before and after imprisonment so that the society does not forget about the repressed in Belarus against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine.
Evgeny Dikiy, a Ukrainian scholar, blogger, and veteran of the Aidar battalion, believes that the activities of Belarusian guerrillas can be called heroic under the conditions of brutal political repression in Belarus.
On March 6, a "court" in Minsk passed sentences in the Coordination Council case. All the defendants are currently outside Belarus. They were sentenced to 12 to 18 years of imprisonment in absentia and had their property seized.