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
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.
8:22, — Politics
The visit will take place in July.
12:02, — Politics
The activist has been taken to a hospital due to poor fit.
12:26, — Politics
The mother of the political prisoner, who is serving the imprisonment term in a penal colony in Navapolatsk, told of son’s attempts to start studies in the colony.
13:05, — Politics
A rally of solidarity with political prisoners has taken place in the capital of Slovakia.
8:21, — Politics
Vasil Parfiankou is often thrown into a punishment cell on false accusations.
12:27, — Politics
The authorities of Mahilou prison No. 4 refused to accept a parcel of books for Yauhen Vaskovich.
18:22, — Society
The book “Mercuric Silver of Life” is dedicated to the events of 2010 – 2011 in Belarus.
11:47, — Politics
The opposition activist was thrown behind bars ahead of the Ice Hockey World Championship.
10:11, — Politics
Prison officers did everything to prevent meeting the political prisoner outside the correctional facility.
11:28, — Politics
Human rights activists from Amnesty International launch a media campaign “Virtual ice hockey stadium”.
14:27, — Politics
There is an attempt to force Yauhen Vaskovich, a political prisoner, to write a petition for pardon.
13:20, — Politics
The coordinator of the “European Belarus” is visited by doctors every day.
12:43, — Politics
The idea was proposed by advertising specialist Yulia Liashkevich. A similar practice was used in Russia during the Sochi Olympics.
11:44, — Politics
YChD activists demand the release of the European Belarus civic campaign coordinator, who has gone on hunger strike.
10:30, — Politics
The activists are on hunger strike in the prison in Akrescina Street.
15:51, — Politics
The staff of a detention centre in Akrestsin Street confirms that a coordinator of the European Belarus civil campaign continues his hunger strike.
14:28, — Politics
The political prisoner experiences pressure in Mahilyou prison #4.