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, businessman Mikalai Autukhovich, human rights activist Ales Byalyatski 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 9 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.
Mikalai Autukhovich: 230023, ul. Kirova 1, Hrodna, prison No.1
Ales Byalyatski: 213800, Babruisk, ul. Sikorskogo 1, IK No.2
Yauheny Vaskovich: 212011, Mahilou, ul. Krupskoi 99à, prison ¹4
Andrei Haidukou: 212013, Mahilou, Slavgorodski praezd, 49, penal colony No.19, br. 52
Mikalai Dzyadok: 212011, Mahilou, ul. Krupskoi 99à, prison ¹4
Eduard Lobau: 225295, Ivatsevichy, PO Box 20, IK ¹22
Ihar Alinevich: 211440, Navapolatsk, ul. Technichnaya 8, IK ¹10
Artyom Prakapenka: 212013, Mahilou, Slavgorodskoye Shosse 183, IK ¹15
Mikalai Statkevich: 212011, Mahilou, ul. Krupskoi 99à, prison ¹4
15:34, — Politics
The authorities don't want the people standing for the truth, Belarus and its people to be at liberty.
12:52, — Politics
Former political prisoner Vasily Parfiankou will be tried today.
8:37, — Politics
Veterans of the Soviet War in Afghanistan filed a complaint to the prosecutor general.
16:39, — Politics
On 18 November a personal communication (complaint) of the former presidential candidate at the 2010 elections Mikalai Statkevich was sent to the UN Human Rights Committee (UN HRC).
13:52, — Politics
Maryna Adamovich received two letters from her husband after a long pause.
8:18, — Politics
A former political prisoner may face a prison term again.
15:43, — Politics
Janez Lenarčič urged the Belarusian authorities to release political prisoner and human rights activist.
7:58, — Politics
The mother of political prisoner Andrei Haidukou hopes her son will be granted early release.
16:50, — Politics
Leanid Haravy from the town of Haradok, wrote a complaint against the administration prison No. 4 in Mahiliou concerning its attempts to restrict Mikalai Statkevich’s rights to correspondence.
15:53, — Politics
Relatives of Eduard Lobau say he might have been thrown into a punishment cell.
13:51, — Politics
Two years ago, on November 24, 2011, the Court of Minsk’s Pershamaiski district convicted Ales Bialiatski, the leader of the Human Rights Center "Viasna".
13:18, Aliaksandar Atroshchankau — Opinion
Belarusian convicts are about to lose the last thing they have left.
13:37, — Politics
Political prisoners in Belarus should obtain the possibility to speak and act freely.
7:59, — Politics
The Court of Minsk’s Pershamaiski district will hear on November 28 the charges brought against former political prisoners Vasil Parfiankou.
12:20, — Politics
The meeting with relatives was scheduled for November.
7:35, — Politics
Onions and other vegetables appeared in a shop of the Hrodna prison after the publication of the “Letter from Hell” by political prisoner Mikalai Autukhovich.
12:18, — Politics
A court decision against activist Uladzimir Yaromenak was upheld.
13:31, — Politics
Political prisoner Arciom Prakapienka met the family at the colony and said that we would not write a plea for pardon addressed to Lukashenka.
11:09, — Politics
The political prisoner, head of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Ales Bialiatski has served a half of the term of imprisonment.
10:26, — Politics
There are no letters from a political prisoner.
8:41, — Politics
Arciom Prakapenka, who is serving the imprisonment term in the penal colony number 15 in Mahilou, has been allowed to have a sort-term meeting with parents.
13:36, — Politics
Yauheny Vaskovich cannot see his mother until January next year.
7:56, — Politics
Actions of solidarity with Belarusian prisoners of conscience are held all over the world.
12:47, — Politics
For over a month the political prisoner’s relatives and friends have not been receiving letters from him.
12:07, — Politics
The European Union should demand at the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius that the Belarusian authorities release and rehabilitate the political prisoners.
11:27, — Politics
Lithuanian civil society activists are discussing the possibility of awarding the Belarusian political prisoner, human rights defender Ales Bialiatski the Freedom Prize.
16:24, — Politics
Mikalai Dziadok was thrown into a punishment cell in September and October.
12:51, — Politics
Representatives of political parties learnt it from a Swedish-Polish delegation that is visiting Minsk these days.
17:11, — Politics
Eduard Lobau, who serves his term in correctional colony No. 22 in Ivatsevichy, was permitted to have a short-term meeting with his mother.
12:22, — Politics
In Polish capital they demanded to release Belarusian political prisoners.
15:56, — Politics
Opposition activists visited Vasily Parfiankou in medical and labour centre No. 1 in Svetlahorsk.
12:01, — Politics
Former presidential candidate Mikalaj Statkievich is thankful to those, who went on a long distance run in T-shirts with his name.
12:17, — Politics
A political prisoner fears new repressions from the staff of the Hrodna prison.
12:23, — Politics
The political prisoner sent first letter after his birthday.
11:33, — Politics
Friends and activists are going to meet him outside the detention facility.