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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.

Presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich and 5 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 6 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 7

Yauheny Vaskovich: 212011, Mahilou, ul. Krupskoi 99, prison 4

Mikalai Dzyadok: 212011, Mahilou, ul. Krupskoi 99, prison 4

Ihar Alinevich: 211300, Vitebskaya oblast, Vitebski r-n, p. Vitba. IK 3

Artyom Prakapenka: 212013, Mahilou, Slavgorodskoye Shosse 183, IK 15

Mikalai Statkevich: 213004, Shklov, ul.1-ya Zavodskaya, 8, IK-17



25.03.2015

Statkevich doesn't hope for early release 8

16:05, Politics

Statkevich doesn't hope for early release

Former presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich does not hope for early release from prison.

24.03.2015

Mikalai Dziadok: "I want to be last convict under Article 411 of Criminal Code" 15

14:34, Politics

Mikalai Dziadok: "I want to be last convict under Article 411 of Criminal Code"

The political prisoner demands to annul Article 411 of the Criminal Code.

Mikalai Statkevich - the truth about pressure on political prisoners  ? 29

7:57, Politics

Mikalai Statkevich - the truth about pressure on political prisoners

Politician condemns those oppositionists who call the West to engage in dialogue with Lukashenka.

23.03.2015

BCD: Election out of question as long as political prisoners stay behind the bars

17:10, Politics

BCD: Election out of question as long as political prisoners stay behind the bars

The organizing committee for creation of the Belarusian Christian Democratic Party demand to release Belarusian political prisoners.

Photo-fact: Freedom for Statkevich on banknotes photos 21

16:00, Politics

Photo-fact: Freedom for Statkevich on banknotes

Banknotes calling to release Statkevich appeared in the country.

Political prisoner Rubtsou filed complaint about judge's actions 7

13:54, Politics

Political prisoner Rubtsou filed complaint about judge's actions

Yury Rubtsou wants Kiryl Palulekh to pay compensation for emotional distress.

Political prisoner tattoos Lukashenka, go away on his chest  ? 16

8:00, Politics

Political prisoner tattoos Lukashenka, go away on his chest

Yury Rubtsou got a tattoo on the occasion of the Freedom Day.

17.03.2015

Baranavichy dwellers told about political prisoners

12:01, Politics

Baranavichy dwellers told about political prisoners

Activists of the civil campaign European Belarus in Baranovichi spread information about political prisoners.

13.03.2015

Valiantsin Stephanovich: Government do not intend to release political prisoners

15:03, Politics

Valiantsin Stephanovich: Government do not intend to release political prisoners

Political prisoners will unlikely be released soon.

Eduard Lobau punished for violating supervision regime 6

9:30, Politics

Eduard Lobau punished for violating supervision regime

The former political prisoner, who has been under police supervision after the release from prison, was punished for violating the supervision rules.

10.03.2015

Political prisoners' issue discussed in Brussels 2

14:28, Politics

Political prisoners' issue discussed in Brussels

Human rights issues were raised during a meeting with European officials.

2.03.2015

Solidarity with Mikalai Dziadok in Brest (video) 4

13:26, Politics

Solidarity with Mikalai Dziadok in Brest (video)

Several actions of solidarity with political prisoners held by Brest anarchists.

27.02.2015

Picket in Warsaw: Freedom to Belarusian political prisoners! photos 1

22:23, Politics

Picket in Warsaw: Freedom to Belarusian political prisoners!

Anarchists from the Black Cross organisation held a picket of solidarity with Belarusian prisoners of conscience.

Anastasia Loika: Sentence to Dziadok connected with EU-Lukashenka talks 5

16:12, Politics

Anastasia Loika: Sentence to Dziadok connected with EU-Lukashenka talks

The Belarusian authorities do not only have an intention to release political prisoners but also worsen confinement conditions and increase prison term for them.

Mikalai Autukhovich: Mikalai Dziadok is dangerous for regime 5

14:03, Politics

Mikalai Autukhovich: Mikalai Dziadok is dangerous for regime

The political prisoner probably has high political potential, so they decided to hold him in prison in the year of elections.

Political prisoner Rubtsou begins to receive newspapers 1

11:58, Politics

Political prisoner Rubtsou begins to receive newspapers

According to Rubtsou, to achieve it, he had to call the post office and threaten the post staff with a lawsuit.

Maryna Adamovich: New political prisoners may appear 4

11:00, Politics

Maryna Adamovich: New political prisoners may appear

The authorities try the West's patience.

Mikalai Dziadok: System based on lies to collapse  ? 32

9:18, Politics

Mikalai Dziadok: System based on lies to collapse

Political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok is sentenced to an additional year in prison.

Valiantsin Stefanovich: Belarusian authorities are not going to release political prisoners 10

8:27, Politics

Valiantsin Stefanovich: Belarusian authorities are not going to release political prisoners

Lukashenka is not going to fulfill demands of the EU.

26.02.2015

Dzyadok sentenced to one more year in prison 72

18:16, Politics

Dzyadok sentenced to one more year in prison

The term of imprisonment has been extended by one year for the political prisoner.

Prosecutor wants 1 year in high security prison for Dziadok 10

16:22, Politics

Prosecutor wants 1 year in high security prison for Dziadok

The verdict will be delivered at 17:30.

Mikalai Dziadok tried in Mahileu 2

12:58, Politics

Mikalai Dziadok tried in Mahileu

Today the consideration of a criminal case of the political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok continues in the Mahileu prison.

Political prisoner Vaskovich marks birthday in prison 4

11:23, Politics

Political prisoner Vaskovich marks birthday in prison

Political prisoner Yauhen Vaskovich marks his 25th birthday on February 26.

25.02.2015

Dziadok's health deteriorates in prison 2

16:00, Politics

Dziadok's health deteriorates in prison

Political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok was taken to a hospital in Mahilou for an examination some days before the trial.

Portraits of political prisoner Dziadok in Brest streets photos 1

13:36, Politics

Portraits of political prisoner Dziadok in Brest streets

Big posters with the portrait of Mikalai Dziadok appeared in the centre of the town.

Political prisoner Dziadok tried behind closed doors 3

11:56, Politics

Political prisoner Dziadok tried behind closed doors

Mikalai Dziadok was to be released on March 3, 2015, after the expiration of his prison term.

Statkevich, Rubtsou and Tonkacheva in Amnesty International report 1

10:34, Politics

Statkevich, Rubtsou and Tonkacheva in Amnesty International report

Amnesty International has released an annual report on human rights in 160 countries of the world.

24.02.2015

EU Representatives informed about new case against political prisoner Dzyadok 3

17:34, Politics

EU Representatives informed about new case against political prisoner Dzyadok

Belarusian human rights watchdogs met with representatives of the foreign policy agency of the European Union.

Paval Sevyarynets: Nomination of Statkevich could help release all political prisoners  ? 16

16:24, Politics

Paval Sevyarynets: Nomination of Statkevich could help release all political prisoners

The campaign for nomination of Mikalai Statkevich as a candidate for presidency should be held right now.

Political prisoner Rubtsou files a lawsuit against the Ministry of Internal Affairs

12:02, Politics

Political prisoner Rubtsou files a lawsuit against the Ministry of Internal Affairs

Yury Rubtsou appealed to the District Court against Administration of the institution of open type No. 7 and Ministry of Internal Affairs.

23.02.2015

Maryna Adamovich: Statkevichs nomination is strong solution  ? 37

15:10, Politics

Maryna Adamovich: Statkevichs nomination is strong solution

Nomination of Mikalai Statkevich as a single candidate may help him to be released from prison.

Political prisoner Alinevich denied letters and newspapers

13:32, Politics

Political prisoner Alinevich denied letters and newspapers

Valiantsina Alinevich met with his son in the colony.

20.02.2015

Ales Bialiatski tells Latvian foreign minister about Belarusian political prisoners 2

13:32, Politics

Ales Bialiatski tells Latvian foreign minister about Belarusian political prisoners

Representatives of the Belarusian civil society met with the foreign minister of Latvia today.

19.02.2015

Andrei Sannikov: EBRD President promised me to raise question about political prisoners in Minsk  ? photos 13

18:40, Politics

Andrei Sannikov: EBRD President promised me to raise question about political prisoners in Minsk

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will not exclude political benchmarks when considering the question of crediting Belarus.

Political prisoner Vaskovich denied reading CC in the colony

11:24, Politics

Political prisoner Vaskovich denied reading CC in the colony

Political prisoner Jauhen Vaskovich was denied to take with him a legal literature.

18.02.2015

Relatives of abducted Belarusians addressed head of Latvian Foreign Ministry  ? 8

17:26, Politics

Relatives of abducted Belarusians addressed head of Latvian Foreign Ministry

Edgars Rinkevichs is asked to raise a question of political prisoners and politically motivated abductions during his visit in Minsk.

Lviv anarchists hold picket of solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners photos 4

16:52, Politics

Lviv anarchists hold picket of solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners

Portraits of the prisoners of conscience were hung out near the Belarusian consulate.

Political prisoner Dziadok to stand trial on February 25 5

16:08, Politics

Political prisoner Dziadok to stand trial on February 25

Mikalai Dziadok may be sentenced to an additional year in prison.

17.02.2015

Marathon of writing letters to political prisoner Vaskovich started photos 1

17:13, Politics

Marathon of writing letters to political prisoner Vaskovich started

The campaign is to continue until February 26, which is birthday of the political prisoner.

16.02.2015

Dzianis Sadouski: Its not right to participate in election before political prisoners released 5

19:00, Politics

Dzianis Sadouski: Its not right to participate in election before political prisoners released

Statements and declarations, signed by the democratic forces in 2011-2012, should not be forgotten.

Mikalai Statkevich reports limited access to information 1

13:15, Politics

Mikalai Statkevich reports limited access to information

Political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich has sent a letter to journalist Barys Vyrvich, which he received on 13 February.

12.02.2015

Ales Marachkin: No elections until Statkevich is released  ? 23

15:19, Politics

Ales Marachkin: No elections until Statkevich is released

Opposition should do what civil society wants it to do.

Lithuanian Foreign Ministry: Belarus political prisoners should be released  ? 6

9:04, Politics

Lithuanian Foreign Ministry: Belarus political prisoners should be released

Only then the EU can lift sanctions against Lukashenka's regime.

Volha Nikalaichyk: Boycott if Statkevich is not nominated 9

8:50, Politics

Volha Nikalaichyk: Boycott if Statkevich is not nominated

The activist sees logic in boycotting the presidential elections.

11.02.2015

Valyantsin Stefanovich: Nomination of Statkevich is powerful solidarity action 9

16:17, Politics

Valyantsin Stefanovich: Nomination of Statkevich is powerful solidarity action

Nomination of Mikalai Statkevich as a presidential candidate would become a solidarity action and a strong information campaign.

Vatslau Areshka: Election boycott is the only adequate way out 4

14:34, Politics

Vatslau Areshka: Election boycott is the only adequate way out

For opposition the upcoming elections are absolutely out of sense, therefore they should be used to release political prisoners.

Latvian MFA: EU's stance won't change until Statkevich is released 1

11:58, Politics

Latvian MFA: EU's stance won't change until Statkevich is released

Lukashenka should free political prisoners.

One cannot save Ukrainians, betraying Belarusians  ? 16

0:17, Politics

One cannot save Ukrainians, betraying Belarusians

Angela Merkel and François Hollande should demand the release of presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich.

10.02.2015

Rubtsou may be tried for another criminal case 26

8:07, Politics

Rubtsou may be tried for another criminal case

Yury Rubtsou was summoned for an interrogation to the Investigative Committee in Pruzhany.

9.02.2015

Mikalai Dziadok's case to be sent to prosecutor again

17:01, Politics

Mikalai Dziadok's case to be sent to prosecutor again

An investigator will send the case of the political prisoner to a prosecutor on Monday for filing it to court.

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