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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. 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 99, prison 4

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

Eduard Lobau: 225295, Ivatsevichy, PO Box 20, IK 22

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

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

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

Vasil Parfiankou: 213410, Horki, ul. Dobroliubova 16, penal colony 9



22.12.2014

Yury Rubtsou goes to Kuplin to serve his sentence 4

12:54, Politics

Yury Rubtsou goes to Kuplin to serve his sentence

The political prisoner will serve his term ibidem Pavel Seviarynets.

18.12.2014

Maryna Adamovich had a conjugal visit with Mikalai Statkevich 15

9:11, Politics

Maryna Adamovich had a conjugal visit with Mikalai Statkevich

The wife of the political prisoner was allowed to make two hours' conjugal visit with her husband in Mahileu prison.

16.12.2014

Photo fact: images of political prisoners in the streets of Brest photos 7

13:45, Politics

Photo fact: images of political prisoners in the streets of Brest

Huge images of political prisoners have been placed in Brest before Day of Solidarity.

10.12.2014

Yarmoshyna: Is Statkevich still in prison? 34

9:41, Politics

Yarmoshyna: Is Statkevich still in prison?

The head of the Central Election Commission (CEC) says the nomination of Mikalai Statkevich as a presidential candidate is illegal.

9.12.2014

Campaign of solidarity with Ihar Alinevich photos 2

17:17, Politics

Campaign of solidarity with Ihar Alinevich

Make a picture with a portrait of a political prisoner for social networks or write a letter to prison to a new address.

8.12.2014

Political prisoner Dziadok deprived of a visit with his wife

11:34, Politics

Political prisoner Dziadok deprived of a visit with his wife

Mikalai Dziadok is deprived of a conjugal visit with his wife, which he has been waiting for a year.

5.12.2014

Ihar Alinevich: Dziadok case-hardened his character so nothing may knock him down 5

14:42, Politics

Ihar Alinevich: Dziadok case-hardened his character so nothing may knock him down

The political prisoner wrote a letter from prison.

Political prisoner Dziadok officially charged with a new case  ? 6

8:09, Politics

Political prisoner Dziadok officially charged with a new case

Mikalai Dziadok is brought to the final charge.

4.12.2014

Valiantsin Stefanovich: Authorities fear protests in election year 4

16:38, Politics

Valiantsin Stefanovich: Authorities fear protests in election year

Mikalai Dziadok's prison term may be extended out of fear that he can organise protest actions.

Ambulatory court takes a new hearing against a political prisoner Dziadok  ? 4

7:52, Politics

Ambulatory court takes a new hearing against a political prisoner Dziadok

At Mahileu jail 4 Mikalai Dzidok took forensic psychiatric evaluation.

2.12.2014

Ales Bialitski: I was released thanks to pressure on Belarusian authorities 1

17:12, Politics

Ales Bialitski: I was released thanks to pressure on Belarusian authorities

Ales Bialiatski urges the Foreign Ministry of Denmark not to lower the bar of the demands to Belarusian authorities.

1.12.2014

Political prisoner Lobau marks 26th birthday 2

11:27, Politics

Political prisoner Lobau marks 26th birthday

Eduard Lobau was born in Vilnius on December 1, 1988.

Imprisoned Mikalai Statkevich allowed to buy two kilos of onion

11:25, Politics

Imprisoned Mikalai Statkevich allowed to buy two kilos of onion

It has been the first time since spring.

27.11.2014

Political prisoner Lobau not released but already supervised

12:05, Politics

Political prisoner Lobau not released but already supervised

Edward Lubau, who should have been released on December 18 after 4 year imprisonment, is preventively supervised.

20.11.2014

Zmitser Bandarenka: No elections as long as at least one political prisoner behind bars 16

16:55, Politics

Zmitser Bandarenka: No elections as long as at least one political prisoner behind bars

A coordinator of European Belarus demands to release Mikalai Dzyadok.

Mikalai Dziadok accused of severe disobedience  ? 9

14:23, Politics

Mikalai Dziadok accused of severe disobedience

This article provides an additional year of imprisonment.

Political prisoner Prakapenka allowed to meet with parents 2

8:28, Politics

Political prisoner Prakapenka allowed to meet with parents

A short-term visit will take place in the correctional facility in Mahilou in November.

During official meetings in Minsk Gunnar Wiegand talked political prisoners 4

8:00, Politics

During official meetings in Minsk Gunnar Wiegand talked political prisoners

The diplomat emphasized that the issue of political prisoners was not the only problem on the way of Belarus-EU cooperation.

18.11.2014

Political prisoner Vaskovich transferred from prison to colony 5

17:30, Politics

Political prisoner Vaskovich transferred from prison to colony

Vaskovichm a political prisoner, has spent three years in prison.

27.10.2014

Political prisoner Alinevich wasn't informed about his grandmother's death while in punishment cell

14:27, Politics

Political prisoner Alinevich wasn't informed about his grandmother's death while in punishment cell

Ihar Alinevich learnt the sad news from his lawyer.

Political prisoner Vaskovich remains in Mahilou prison?

12:00, Politics

Political prisoner Vaskovich remains in Mahilou prison?

Yauhen Vaskovich was in the Mahilou prison on October 20, though he was to be transfered to a correctional facility.

Jailed political prisoner Dzyadok gives medical treatment to himself

11:37, Politics

Jailed political prisoner Dzyadok gives medical treatment to himself

In prison Mikalai Dzyadok reads a lot and takes exercises in order to be in a better shape.

23.10.2014

Ihar Alinevich spends 30 days in punishment cell 2

13:36, Politics

Ihar Alinevich spends 30 days in punishment cell

The political prisoner was punished for the refusal to clean toilets.

17.10.2014

Hrodna dwellers informed about political prisoner Rubtsou photos 3

13:33, Politics

Hrodna dwellers informed about political prisoner Rubtsou

In Hrodna activists of European Belarus civil campaign have held a rally of solidarity with Yury Rubtsou.

Alinevich threatened to be transferred from correctional facility to prison 4

12:19, Politics

Alinevich threatened to be transferred from correctional facility to prison

The authorities of Vitba-3 correctional facility threatened the political prisoner to transfer him to a cell-type unit.

13.10.2014

Political prisoner Alinevich thrown into punishment cell

12:59, Politics

Political prisoner Alinevich thrown into punishment cell

Ihar Alinevich will spend 10 days in a punishment cell.

8.10.2014

Yury Rubtsou: You can rot me, but you cannot make me kneel  ? 77

9:17, Politics

Yury Rubtsou: You can rot me, but you cannot make me kneel

A new Belarusian prisoner made his final statement in a court.

7.10.2014

Salihorsk residents send postcards to political prisoners photos 1

10:27, Politics

Salihorsk residents send postcards to political prisoners

Activists from Salihorsk sent postcards to support Belarusian political prisoners.

Ales Bialiatski: There is a new political prisoner in Belarus  ? 13

7:54, Politics

Ales Bialiatski: There is a new political prisoner in Belarus

Yuriiy Rubtsov was sentenced to one and half years of for "insulting the judge" which has never been proven.

6.10.2014

Yury Rubtsou sentenced to 18 months in open-type correctional facility photos 76

15:37, Politics

Yury Rubtsou sentenced to 18 months in open-type correctional facility

The activist was found guilty of insulting a judge.

Eduard Lobau doesn't receive warm clothes in prison

13:34, Politics

Eduard Lobau doesn't receive warm clothes in prison

A political prisoner continues to wear summer clothes, thought the weather became significantly colder.

24.09.2014

Political prisoner Ihar Alinevich marks 31st birthday  ? 13

7:52, Politics

Political prisoner Ihar Alinevich marks 31st birthday

It is the fourth birthday that Ihar Alinevich marks behind bars.

22.09.2014

Political prisoner Dzyadok spent 20 days in disciplinary cell 6

14:38, Politics

Political prisoner Dzyadok spent 20 days in disciplinary cell

Mikalai Dzyadok, who is serving the sentence in Mahilyou prison #4, has spent 20 days in the punishment isolation cell.

19.09.2014

Dashkevich again put under police supervision 4

13:35, Politics

Dashkevich again put under police supervision

A former political prisoner has been placed under police supervision for a year.

18.09.2014

Human Rights Watch: Belarus must release all political prisoners 11

10:09, Politics

Human Rights Watch: Belarus must release all political prisoners

The international human rights organisation has addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

17.09.2014

Minsk dweller put to prison for 20 days for T-shirt Freedom to political prisoners 8

12:25, Politics

Minsk dweller put to prison for 20 days for T-shirt Freedom to political prisoners

A public activist Illya Dabratvor was detained and convicted for a T-shirt Freedom to Political prisoners.

15.09.2014

Political prisoner Alijenievich is employed at woodworks at penal colony

11:14, Politics

Political prisoner Alijenievich is employed at woodworks at penal colony

Political prisoner Ihar Alijenievich in the penal colony Vitba-3 got a job that has been typical for prisoners since Soviet times.

11.09.2014

Viktar Statkevich and Maryna Adamovich file complaint about threats to police photos 9

11:44, Politics

Viktar Statkevich and Maryna Adamovich file complaint about threats to police

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

US Department of State:  Existence of political prisoners in Belarus is barrier to cooperation with Belarus

The United States demands the release of all political prisoners in Belarus.

9.09.2014

Vasily Parfyankou denied right to communicate and receive parcels photos

14:55, Politics

Vasily Parfyankou denied right to communicate and receive parcels

An activist Volha Mikalajchyk tried to get permission for a meeting with a political prisoner Vasil Parfyankou in the penal colony Horki-9.

8.09.2014

Graffiti supporting political prisoners in Brest

11:20, Politics

Graffiti supporting political prisoners in Brest

On 3 September anarchists held a graffiti action of solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners in Brest.

Political prisoner Lobau works at industrial zone in penal colony

10:46, Politics

Political prisoner Lobau works at industrial zone in penal colony

In the penal colony in Ivacevichy Eduard Lobau obtained a welders qualification, but there is no work in this field for him in the colony.

Milakaj Statkievichs letters about Ukraine get confiscated

10:42, Politics

Milakaj Statkievichs letters about Ukraine get confiscated

Letters from the political prisoner with his comments on the events in Ukraine get confiscated by the prison censorship.

27.08.2014

Dozens comrades from different countries congratulate Mikalaj Dziadok 3

10:48, Politics

Dozens comrades from different countries congratulate Mikalaj Dziadok

Political prisoner Mikalaj Dziadok turned 26 last Saturday.

19.08.2014

Political prisoner Prakapienka gets dental treatment at penal colony 3

8:01, Politics

Political prisoner Prakapienka gets dental treatment at penal colony

Arciom Prakapienka has served half the time.

18.08.2014

Political prisoner Vaskovich cannot receive books

14:28, Politics

Political prisoner Vaskovich cannot receive books

Three books, which his mother sent him to prison, were returned.

15.08.2014

Ihar Alinevich: We are witnesses of new epoch  ? 4

8:23, Politics

Ihar Alinevich: We are witnesses of new epoch

The most unbelievable things are possible.

13.08.2014

Fireworks for Mikalaj Statkievich (Video)  ? 5

9:12, Politics

Fireworks for Mikalaj Statkievich (Video)

The politicians birthday was celebrated with fireworks at the prison walls.

12.08.2014

Salihorsk activists have congratulated Mikalaj Statkievich photos 1

14:09, Politics

Salihorsk activists have congratulated Mikalaj Statkievich

The activists of the Partisan art-group have congratulated the political prisoner Mikalaj Statkievich on his birthday.

Glory to hero!  ? 90

7:30, Politics

Glory to hero!

Mikalai Statkevich marks his 58th birthday.

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