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.
Yauheny Vaskovich: 212011, Mahilou, ul. Krupskoi 99à, prison ¹4
Mikalai Dzyadok: 212011, Mahilou, ul. Krupskoi 99à, prison ¹4
Eduard Lobau: 225295, Ivatsevichy, PO Box 20, IK ¹22
Ihar Alinevich: 211300, Vitebskaya oblast, Vitebski r-n, p. Vitba. IK ¹ 3
Artyom Prakapenka: 212013, Mahilou, Slavgorodskoye Shosse 183, IK ¹15
Mikalai Statkevich: 212011, Mahilou, ul. Krupskoi 99à, prison ¹4
Vasil Parfiankou: 213410, Horki, ul. Dobroliubova 16, penal colony ¹9
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.
12:19, — Politics
The authorities of Vitba-3 correctional facility threatened the political prisoner to transfer him to a cell-type unit.
12:59, — Politics
Ihar Alinevich will spend 10 days in a punishment cell.
9:17, — Politics
A new Belarusian prisoner made his final statement in a court.
10:27, — Politics
Activists from Salihorsk sent postcards to support Belarusian political prisoners.
7:54, — Politics
Yuriiy Rubtsov was sentenced to one and half years of for "insulting the judge" which has never been proven.
15:37, — Politics
The activist was found guilty of insulting a judge.
13:34, — Politics
A political prisoner continues to wear summer clothes, thought the weather became significantly colder.
7:52, — Politics
It is the fourth birthday that Ihar Alinevich marks behind bars.
14:38, — Politics
Mikalai Dzyadok, who is serving the sentence in Mahilyou prison #4, has spent 20 days in the punishment isolation cell.
13:35, — Politics
A former political prisoner has been placed under police supervision for a year.
10:09, — Politics
The international human rights organisation has addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
12:25, — Politics
A public activist Illya Dabratvor was detained and convicted for a T-shirt “Freedom to Political prisoners”.
11:14, — Politics
Political prisoner Ihar Alijenievich in the penal colony Vitba-3 got a job that has been typical for prisoners since Soviet times.
11:44, — Politics
The police can, if they want, find authors of an anonymous letter.
US Department of State: Existence of political prisoners in Belarus is barrier to cooperation with Belarus 10
7:44, — Politics
The United States demands the release of all political prisoners in Belarus.
14:55, — Politics
An activist Volha Mikalajchyk tried to get permission for a meeting with a political prisoner Vasil Parfyankou in the penal colony Horki-9.
11:20, — Politics
On 3 September anarchists held a graffiti action of solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners in Brest.
10:46, — Politics
In the penal colony in Ivacevichy Eduard Lobau obtained a welder’s qualification, but there is no work in this field for him in the colony.
10:42, — Politics
Letters from the political prisoner with his comments on the events in Ukraine get confiscated by the prison censorship.
10:48, — Politics
Political prisoner Mikalaj Dziadok turned 26 last Saturday.
8:01, — Politics
Arciom Prakapienka has served half the time.
14:28, — Politics
Three books, which his mother sent him to prison, were returned.
8:23, — Politics
The most unbelievable things are possible.
9:12, — Politics
The politician’s birthday was celebrated with fireworks at the prison walls.
14:09, — Politics
The activists of the Partisan art-group have congratulated the political prisoner Mikalaj Statkievich on his birthday.
7:30, — Politics
Mikalai Statkevich marks his 58th birthday.
16:05, — Politics
Political prisoner Eduard Lobau's individual communication has been sent to the UN Human Rights Committee.
11:39, — Politics
Solidarity Day was observed in Salihorsk, Minsk region.
8:25, — Politics
Eduard Lobau had a short-term meeting with his mother.
9:18, — Politics
Artsiom Prakapenka met with his parents in the correctional facility.
17:53, — Politics
Ihar Alinevich was transferred from the correctional facility in Navapolatsk to another correctional institution.
8:09, — Politics
The minister of foreign affairs of Belarus says the West will put forward new claims if the political prisoners are released.
10:40, — Politics
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, welcomes the release of human rights defender Ales Bialiatski.
9:13, — Politics
London welcomes the release of Ales Bialatski and calls upon Belarus authorities to release the rest of the political prisoners.
15:08, — Politics
The wife of political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich is happy with the release of Ales Bialiatski, but doesn't count on the release of her husband.
11:05, — Politics
Wardens try to present Vaskovich as a “malicious violator”.
8:37, — Politics
Maryna Lobava returned after a long-term visit to her son.
15:58, — Politics
Mikola Statkevich, a political prisoner, has informed from prison that jailers tried to charge him with essaying an escape through a manhole made by him.
7:39, — Politics
Ihar Alienievich had a short meeting with mother.
14:29, — Politics
Eduard Lobau has received a welder’s qualification.
17:54, — Politics
The court of Pershamajski district of Minsk is to consider whether preventive supervision over the co-chairman of the Young Front Zmitser Dashkevich is to be prolonged.
13:42, — Politics
Eric Rubin, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, was on a visit to Minsk on June 2 – June 4.
15:11, — Politics
Babruisk residents support the Belarusian political prisoners.
11:29, — Politics
The prison authorities think the political prisoner is “inclined to violence and escape”.
11:11, — Politics
The police didn't allow friends of Siarhei Matskoits, an activist of the European Belarus civil campaign, to meet him outside the detention centre.