Fundraising to support victims of repression in Belarus

BYSOL fundraising

Emergency relocation

In conditions of political persecution, threats to human freedom, life and health we help families to leave Belarus safely and quickly.

Support courtyard initiatives

Unique Belarusian courtyards are a phenomenon of protests. Small communities unite people across the country in their fight against dictatorship. They help Belarusians to openly express their protest, and we must help them to continue their struggle.

Christmas campaign: they are not together, but they are together

Many political prisoners have young children. They know nothing about politics, but they know exactly that they want to celebrate the family holiday with their dear fathers and mothers. The freedom of a parent would be the best gift for them, because family is sacred, and for them to gather around the Christmas table all together is priceless.

Private fundraising

Aid to ex-political prisoner Dmitry Furmanov

Dmitry Furmanov was kidnapped on May 29, 2020 while collecting signatures for presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and was held hostage for 1.5 years. Assistance is needed for recovery and psychological recovery.

Support for political prisoner Yana Pinchuk

Collection of funds to help political prisoner Yana Pinchuk, for legal assistance of lawyers, material support of life support of the prisoner in SIZO №5 of UFSIN of RUSSIA SPb and Leningrad region.

Initiatives

Aid to defendants in the “Rabochaga Rukh” case

Fundraising to support the families of the defendants in the “Rabochag Rukh” case, who are accused of treason, attempted seizure of power and creation of an extremist organization.

Media Solidarity

Fundraising to support independent journalists and media in Belarus who have suffered from repression. We pay scholarships and grants, support editorial staff. Journalism is not a crime!

Fund´s statistics

На 24 августа 2021 года

  • 247 people received aid in emergency relocation
  • 1 361 dismissed people were supported
  • 133 fundraisers posted on the website
  • 200 families of political prisoners received aid
  • 20+ initiatives supported by BYSOL
  • 114 veterans received aid
  • 166 courtyard applications received aid
  • 14 strike committees received aid

News

Will the perpetrators of torture be punished? What is universal jurisdiction?

Belarusian human rights defenders use the mechanism of universal jurisdiction to punish the police and riot police officers who tortured people at the protests in August and continue to torture them to this day for crimes against humanity. Let's try to understand how universal criminal jurisdiction works.

Important post about security

In helping yards, the most important thing for BYSOL has always been and will be safety. For this reason, only 2 people in the fund are working on receiving and verifying applications.

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