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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



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.

5.08.2014

Political prisoner Lobau's individual communication filed to UN 2

16:05, Politics

Political prisoner Lobau's individual communication filed to UN

Political prisoner Eduard Lobau's individual communication has been sent to the UN Human Rights Committee.

17.07.2014

Leaflets in Salihorsk: Freedom to political prisoners! photos

11:39, Politics

Leaflets in Salihorsk: Freedom to political prisoners!

Solidarity Day was observed in Salihorsk, Minsk region.

Political prisoner Lobau met with mother in prison 3

8:25, Politics

Political prisoner Lobau met with mother in prison

Eduard Lobau had a short-term meeting with his mother.

16.07.2014

Political prisoner Prakapenka has health problems 8

9:18, Politics

Political prisoner Prakapenka has health problems

Artsiom Prakapenka met with his parents in the correctional facility.

30.06.2014

Political prisoner Alinevich transferred from Navapolatsk correctional facility

17:53, Politics

Political prisoner Alinevich transferred from Navapolatsk correctional facility

Ihar Alinevich was transferred from the correctional facility in Navapolatsk to another correctional institution.

Makei: They will dislike that children call parents mom and dad 56

8:09, Politics

Makei: They will dislike that children call parents mom and dad

The minister of foreign affairs of Belarus says the West will put forward new claims if the political prisoners are released.

25.06.2014

Miklós Haraszti welcomes release of Bialiatski

10:40, Politics

Miklós Haraszti welcomes release of Bialiatski

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, welcomes the release of human rights defender Ales Bialiatski.

Great Britain demands release of political prisoners in Belarus

9:13, Politics

Great Britain demands release of political prisoners in Belarus

London welcomes the release of Ales Bialatski and calls upon Belarus authorities to release the rest of the political prisoners.

23.06.2014

Maryna Adamovich: I don't believe Statkevich can be amnestied

15:08, Politics

Maryna Adamovich: I don't believe Statkevich can be amnestied

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.

20.06.2014

Political prisoner Vaskovich put in punishment cell 6

11:05, Politics

Political prisoner Vaskovich put in punishment cell

Wardens try to present Vaskovich as a malicious violator.

17.06.2014

Political prisoner Lobau meets with his mother in correctional facility

8:37, Politics

Political prisoner Lobau meets with his mother in correctional facility

Maryna Lobava returned after a long-term visit to her son.

16.06.2014

Attempt to charge Statkevich with Shawshank redemption

15:58, Politics

Attempt to charge Statkevich with Shawshank redemption

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.

11.06.2014

Political prisoner Alienievich will be transported from Navapolatsk penal colony 2

7:39, Politics

Political prisoner Alienievich will be transported from Navapolatsk penal colony

Ihar Alienievich had a short meeting with mother.

9.06.2014

Political prisoner Lobau is finishing studies at penal colony

14:29, Politics

Political prisoner Lobau is finishing studies at penal colony

Eduard Lobau has received a welders qualification.

4.06.2014

Tomorrow court to decide on prolonging Zmitser Dashkevichs preventive supervision 7

17:54, Politics

Tomorrow court to decide on prolonging Zmitser Dashkevichs preventive supervision

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.

Eric Rubin: U.S. position on political prisoners remains unchanged 3

13:42, Politics

Eric Rubin: U.S. position on political prisoners remains unchanged

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.

2.06.2014

BCD activists march through Babruisk with portraits of political prisoners photos 2

15:11, Politics

BCD activists march through Babruisk with portraits of political prisoners

Babruisk residents support the Belarusian political prisoners.

Mikalai Statkevich has correctional conversations every month 20

11:29, Politics

Mikalai Statkevich has correctional conversations every month

The prison authorities think the political prisoner is inclined to violence and escape.

28.05.2014

Activist of European Belarus campaign taken from jail to police station 1

11:11, Politics

Activist of European Belarus campaign taken from jail to police station

The police didn't allow friends of Siarhei Matskoits, an activist of the European Belarus civil campaign, to meet him outside the detention centre.

Political prisoner Prakapenko to meet with family in prison 2

8:22, Politics

Political prisoner Prakapenko to meet with family in prison

The visit will take place in July.

27.05.2014

Jury Rubcou taken to hospital after 30-day long hunger strike  ? 20

12:02, Politics

Jury Rubcou taken to hospital after 30-day long hunger strike

The activist has been taken to a hospital due to poor fit.

26.05.2014

There have been no letters from Alijenievich since 9 May

12:26, Politics

There have been no letters from Alijenievich since 9 May

The mother of the political prisoner, who is serving the imprisonment term in a penal colony in Navapolatsk, told of sons attempts to start studies in the colony.

23.05.2014

Belarusian political prisoners got support of Bratislava photos 1

13:05, Politics

Belarusian political prisoners got support of Bratislava

A rally of solidarity with political prisoners has taken place in the capital of Slovakia.

22.05.2014

Political prisoner Parfiankou spent more than 40 days in punishment cell 4

8:21, Politics

Political prisoner Parfiankou spent more than 40 days in punishment cell

Vasil Parfiankou is often thrown into a punishment cell on false accusations.

16.05.2014

Correctional officers forbid political prisoner Vaskovich to read books 1

12:27, Politics

Correctional officers forbid political prisoner Vaskovich to read books

The authorities of Mahilou prison No. 4 refused to accept a parcel of books for Yauhen Vaskovich.

14.05.2014

Ales Bialiatski wrote new book in prison 2

18:22, Society

Ales Bialiatski wrote new book in prison

The book Mercuric Silver of Life is dedicated to the events of 2010 2011 in Belarus.

8.05.2014

European Belarus campaign activist Kulakou gets 10 days in custody 3

11:47, Politics

European Belarus campaign activist Kulakou gets 10 days in custody

The opposition activist was thrown behind bars ahead of the Ice Hockey World Championship.

Political prisoner Andrei Haidukou released (Video) photos 28

10:11, Politics

Political prisoner Andrei Haidukou released (Video)

Prison officers did everything to prevent meeting the political prisoner outside the correctional facility.

5.05.2014

Amnesty International offers to watch hockey in Minsk with political prisoners

11:28, Politics

Amnesty International offers to watch hockey in Minsk with political prisoners

Human rights activists from Amnesty International launch a media campaign Virtual ice hockey stadium.

3.05.2014

Mikola Statkevich: Vaskovich thrust into solitary cell for denial to write petition 2

14:27, Politics

Mikola Statkevich: Vaskovich thrust into solitary cell for denial to write petition

There is an attempt to force Yauhen Vaskovich, a political prisoner, to write a petition for pardon.

Maxim Vinyarski continues hunger strike in prison for 11th day 13

13:20, Politics

Maxim Vinyarski continues hunger strike in prison for 11th day

The coordinator of the European Belarus is visited by doctors every day.

2.05.2014

Hashtags and posters to tell championship guests about political prisoners photos 4

12:43, Politics

Hashtags and posters to tell championship guests about political prisoners

The idea was proposed by advertising specialist Yulia Liashkevich. A similar practice was used in Russia during the Sochi Olympics.

Maksim Viniarski portraits in streets of Minsk photos

11:44, Politics

Maksim Viniarski portraits in streets of Minsk

YChD activists demand the release of the European Belarus civic campaign coordinator, who has gone on hunger strike.

Viniarski and Rubcou keep on hunger strike at Akrescina 3

10:30, Politics

Viniarski and Rubcou keep on hunger strike at Akrescina

The activists are on hunger strike in the prison in Akrescina Street.

30.04.2014

Prison guard: Viniarski began to drink water 2

15:51, Politics

Prison guard: Viniarski began to drink water

The staff of a detention centre in Akrestsin Street confirms that a coordinator of the European Belarus civil campaign continues his hunger strike.

Yauhen Vaskovich sent to solitary cell 3

14:28, Politics

Yauhen Vaskovich sent to solitary cell

The political prisoner experiences pressure in Mahilyou prison #4.

24.04.2014

Libereco urges to release Belarusian political prisoners 1

12:27, Politics

Libereco urges to release Belarusian political prisoners

Human rights defenders call to release the Belarusian political prisoners on the occasion of the Ice Hockey World Championship.

Ihar Alinevich: Russia's deceitful rhetoric is disgusting 3

10:02, Politics

Ihar Alinevich: Russia's deceitful rhetoric is disgusting

Enthusiasm of the Ukrainians is worth admiration.

23.04.2014

Political prisoner Parfiankou thrown to locked cell for half a year 3

13:30, Politics

Political prisoner Parfiankou thrown to locked cell for half a year

On 7 April Vasil Parfiankou has been placed in a locked-type confinement cell for 6 months.

21.04.2014

Amnesty International supports Statkevich

13:34, Politics

Amnesty International supports Statkevich

European activists of Amnesty International write letters to a political prisoner.

17.04.2014

Portraits of political prisoner Vaskovich hung in Minsk metro photos 3

15:27, Politics

Portraits of political prisoner Vaskovich hung in Minsk metro

An action of solidarity with the Belarusian political prisoner was held in Minsk metro.

10.04.2014

Political prisoner Hajdukou transferred to Vitba-3 penal colony 1

11:28, Politics

Political prisoner Hajdukou transferred to Vitba-3 penal colony

According to human rights activists, a political prisoner Andrej Hajdukou was transferred from a penal colony in Mahilou to the colony Vitba-3 on 6 April.

9.04.2014

No telephone calls from political prisoner Alinevich for last 6 months 2

16:34, Politics

No telephone calls from political prisoner Alinevich for last 6 months

The authorities of correctional facility No. 10 in Navapolatsk refused to explain the ban on telephone calls for Ihar Alinevich.

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