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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.

Heroes are among us!

The 23th of February is the Day of the Heroes of changes. We are all and you as well. Everyone who shows its disagreement with the regime, who contributed to the daily struggle, who is a part of changes — is a hero!

Meet the courtyard bot from BYSOL!

How wonderful it is to see reminders every day that we are many and we are together. Courts send greetings to each other, record videos in support of the detainees, distribute newspapers and leaflets, write letters to political prisoners. These are the small steps that strengthen our solidarity.

Belarusians in Boston support GrodnoAzot

Belarusian diaspora in Boston and nearby New England states has started a campaign to raise funds for the workers of GrodnoAzot who have been subjected to persecution for their support or democracy in Belarus.

Support the families of political prisoners

In Belarus, more than 700 people ended up in prisons because they did not want to turn the blind eye to the terrible actions of the authorities. Support is needed not only for them but also for their families.