Freedom to political prisoners!
Sunday of December 19, 2010, was called “bloody” in Belarus. On the day of the presidential elections, a peaceful rally against the rigged election results was brutally dispersed and more than 1000 people, among them most presidential candidates, members of their teams, journalists and human rights activists, were arrested. More than 40 people were jailed. Presidential candidates and activists of their teams received unprecedentedly long jail sentences – from 2 to 6 years.
Innocent people spent almost a year behind bars facing torture and inhuman treatment. Lukashenka had to release some political prisoners due to Western sanctions and the catastrophic state of the country's economy. Former presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov and coordinator of European Belarus civil campaign Zmitser Bandarenka were freed in April 2012 after spending almost 18 months in prison.
Presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich and 6 activists are still in jail.
The international community and human rights organisations demand to release the Belarusian prisoners of conscience. Seeking the release of remaining 7 political prisoners, the European Union and the United States imposed visa restrictions and economic sanctions on dictator's cronies – officials and businessmen involved in repressions and providing financial aid to the regime.
Yury Rubtsou: 225140, Brest obl., Pruzhany r-n, d. Kuplin, IUOT ¹7
Yauheny Vaskovich: 212011, Mahilou, ul. Krupskoi 99à, prison ¹4
Mikalai Dzyadok: 212011, Mahilou, ul. Krupskoi 99à, prison ¹4
Ihar Alinevich: 211300, Vitebskaya oblast, Vitebski r-n, p. Vitba. IK ¹ 3
Artyom Prakapenka: 212013, Mahilou, Slavgorodskoye Shosse 183, IK ¹15
Mikalai Statkevich: 213004, Shklov, ul.1-ya Zavodskaya, 8, IK-17
17:14, — Politics
As long as the dictator has underlined so many times that Statkevich could not be a political competitor for him, it is most likely that in reality the situation is just the opposite.
13:59, — Politics
Yauhen Vaskovich, who serves a term of imprisonment in a correctional facility in Mahilou, has problems with health.
12:13, — Politics
The confinement regime for Mikalai Statkevich has not been changed.
15:54, — Politics
The political prisoner continues his hunger strike in the correctional labour facility #7 in the village of Kuplin.
13:42, — Politics
Relatives of the political prisoner learnt that a new criminal case against him was sent back for revision.
14:23, — Politics
Belarusian and international human rights organisations demand to stop persecution of the activist.
13:00, — Politics
The political prisoner demands a job with the country's average salary of $600.
11:08, — Politics
Activists raiased money and bought food and devices for the political prisoner.
15:16, — Politics
Accusations of minor violations can increase Statkevich's prison term.
12:29, — Politics
Mikalai Statkevich has been drawn up two reports for two days in Shklou colony for violating the rules.
11:44, — Politics
On the Solidarity Day Minsk dwellers were reminded about political prisoners.
18:40, — Politics
Mikalai Dzyadok faces one more year in prison.
10:13, — Politics
Perhaps, the political prisoner will meet his parents in February.
8:36, — Politics
The mother of the political prisoner waits for a meeting with her son.
14:39, — Politics
Political prisoner himself made a Christmas cake.
16:22, — Politics
Valiantsina Dziadok wrote an open letter to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus.
12:53, — Politics
Former candidate for Presidency in Belarus, Mikalai Statkevich sent from Mahileu prison No. 4 to the colony No. 17 in Shklou.
14:43, — Politics
The political prisoner is worrying about his wife and asks for help.
13:54, — Politics
The prison authorities increased the pressure on other prisoners with this aim.
13:19, — Politics
Homel dweller serving his sentence in an open type institution is forced to work on duty.
15:42, — Politics
The deputy of the German parliament, Bundestag, has wished merry Christmas and a happy New Year to the family of Alinevich.
7:58, — Politics
Political prisoner sees some advantages in a current situation in the country.
14:56, — Politics
Pavel Litvinov and Viktor Fainberg have written to Belarusian political prisoners.
7:44, — Politics
Unknown people pasted up the sheets “Freedom to political prisoners. Demonstrate solidarity”.
8:51, — Politics
You can send a letter, postcard or telegram to support political prisoners.
16:36, — Politics
On December 21, it was reported that opposition activist Yury Rubtsou had been sent to open-type correctional facility No. 7 in the village of Kuplin, Pruzhany district, Brest region.
12:54, — Politics
The political prisoner will serve his term ibidem Pavel Seviarynets.
9:11, — Politics
The wife of the political prisoner was allowed to make two hours' conjugal visit with her husband in Mahileu prison.
13:45, — Politics
Huge images of political prisoners have been placed in Brest before Day of Solidarity.
9:41, — Politics
The head of the Central Election Commission (CEC) says the nomination of Mikalai Statkevich as a presidential candidate is illegal.
17:17, — Politics
Make a picture with a portrait of a political prisoner for social networks or write a letter to prison to a new address.
11:34, — Politics
Mikalai Dziadok is deprived of a conjugal visit with his wife, which he has been waiting for a year.
14:42, — Politics
The political prisoner wrote a letter from prison.
8:09, — Politics
Mikalai Dziadok is brought to the final charge.
16:38, — Politics
Mikalai Dziadok's prison term may be extended out of fear that he can organise protest actions.
7:52, — Politics
At Mahileu jail ¹4 Mikalai Dzidok took forensic psychiatric evaluation.
17:12, — Politics
Ales Bialiatski urges the Foreign Ministry of Denmark not to lower the bar of the demands to Belarusian authorities.
11:27, — Politics
Eduard Lobau was born in Vilnius on December 1, 1988.
11:25, — Politics
It has been the first time since spring.
12:05, — Politics
Edward Lubau, who should have been released on December 18 after 4 year imprisonment, is preventively supervised.
16:55, — Politics
A coordinator of “European Belarus” demands to release Mikalai Dzyadok.
14:23, — Politics
This article provides an additional year of imprisonment.
8:28, — Politics
A short-term visit will take place in the correctional facility in Mahilou in November.
8:00, — Politics
The diplomat emphasized that the issue of political prisoners was not the only problem on the way of Belarus-EU cooperation.
17:30, — Politics
Vaskovichm a political prisoner, has spent three years in prison.
14:27, — Politics
Ihar Alinevich learnt the sad news from his lawyer.
12:00, — Politics
Yauhen Vaskovich was in the Mahilou prison on October 20, though he was to be transfered to a correctional facility.
11:37, — Politics
In prison Mikalai Dzyadok reads a lot and takes exercises in order to be in a better shape.
13:36, — Politics
The political prisoner was punished for the refusal to clean toilets.
13:33, — Politics
In Hrodna activists of “European Belarus” civil campaign have held a rally of solidarity with Yury Rubtsou.