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.
Presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich and 5 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 6 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.
Yury Rubtsou: 225140, Brest obl., Pruzhany r-n, d. Kuplin, IUOT ¹7
Yauheny Vaskovich: 212011, Mahilou, ul. Krupskoi 99à, prison ¹4
Mikalai Dzyadok: 212011, Mahilou, ul. Krupskoi 99à, prison ¹4
Ihar Alinevich: 211300, Vitebskaya oblast, Vitebski r-n, p. Vitba. IK ¹ 3
Artyom Prakapenka: 212013, Mahilou, Slavgorodskoye Shosse 183, IK ¹15
Mikalai Statkevich: 213004, Shklov, ul.1-ya Zavodskaya, 8, IK-17
16:12, — Politics
The Belarusian authorities do not only have an intention to release political prisoners but also worsen confinement conditions and increase prison term for them.
14:03, — Politics
The political prisoner probably has high political potential, so they decided to hold him in prison in the year of “elections”.
11:58, — Politics
According to Rubtsou, to achieve it, he had to call the post office and threaten the post staff with a lawsuit.
11:00, — Politics
The authorities try the West's patience.
9:18, — Politics
Political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok is sentenced to an additional year in prison.
8:27, — Politics
Lukashenka is not going to fulfill demands of the EU.
18:16, — Politics
The term of imprisonment has been extended by one year for the political prisoner.
16:22, — Politics
The verdict will be delivered at 17:30.
12:58, — Politics
Today the consideration of a criminal case of the political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok continues in the Mahileu prison.
11:23, — Politics
Political prisoner Yauhen Vaskovich marks his 25th birthday on February 26.
16:00, — Politics
Political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok was taken to a hospital in Mahilou for an examination some days before the trial.
13:36, — Politics
Big posters with the portrait of Mikalai Dziadok appeared in the centre of the town.
11:56, — Politics
Mikalai Dziadok was to be released on March 3, 2015, after the expiration of his prison term.
10:34, — Politics
Amnesty International has released an annual report on human rights in 160 countries of the world.
17:34, — Politics
Belarusian human rights watchdogs met with representatives of the foreign policy agency of the European Union.
16:24, — Politics
The campaign for nomination of Mikalai Statkevich as a candidate for presidency should be held right now.
12:02, — Politics
Yury Rubtsou appealed to the District Court against Administration of the institution of open type No. 7 and Ministry of Internal Affairs.
15:10, — Politics
Nomination of Mikalai Statkevich as a single candidate may help him to be released from prison.
13:32, — Politics
Valiantsina Alinevich met with his son in the colony.
13:32, — Politics
Representatives of the Belarusian civil society met with the foreign minister of Latvia today.
18:40, — Politics
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will not exclude political benchmarks when considering the question of crediting Belarus.
11:24, — Politics
Political prisoner Jauhen Vaskovich was denied to take with him a legal literature.
17:26, — Politics
Edgars Rinkevichs is asked to raise a question of political prisoners and politically motivated abductions during his visit in Minsk.
16:52, — Politics
Portraits of the prisoners of conscience were hung out near the Belarusian consulate.
16:08, — Politics
Mikalai Dziadok may be sentenced to an additional year in prison.
17:13, — Politics
The campaign is to continue until February 26, which is birthday of the political prisoner.
19:00, — Politics
Statements and declarations, signed by the democratic forces in 2011-2012, should not be forgotten.
13:15, — Politics
Political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich has sent a letter to journalist Barys Vyrvich, which he received on 13 February.
15:19, — Politics
Opposition should do what civil society wants it to do.
9:04, — Politics
Only then the EU can lift sanctions against Lukashenka's regime.
8:50, — Politics
The activist sees logic in boycotting the presidential elections.
16:17, — Politics
Nomination of Mikalai Statkevich as a presidential candidate would become a solidarity action and a strong information campaign.
14:34, — Politics
For opposition the upcoming elections are absolutely out of sense, therefore they should be used to release political prisoners.
11:58, — Politics
Lukashenka should free political prisoners.
0:17, — Politics
Angela Merkel and François Hollande should demand the release of presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich.
8:07, — Politics
Yury Rubtsou was summoned for an interrogation to the Investigative Committee in Pruzhany.
17:01, — Politics
An investigator will send the case of the political prisoner to a prosecutor on Monday for filing it to court.
16:33, — Politics
Yauhen Vaskovich, who was transferred from prison to correctional facility No. 15 in Mahilou at the end of last year, has meet with his mother for the first time in four years.
17:18, — Politics
Yahen Vaskovich was allowed to have a short-term visit for the first time in four years.
Lithuanian Foreign Ministry: Sanctions against Belarusian authorities to be lifted if no political prisoners left 7
14:17, — Politics
Europe will lift its sanctions against Lukashenka’s regime only after achieving a considerable progress in the sphere of human rights protection and after political prisoners released.
9:56, — Politics
The West must demand the release of all six political prisoners in Belarus.
15:12, — Politics
The political prisoner was transferred from the quarantine unit to the general unit in the Shklou correctional facility No. 17.
13:38, — Politics
Ihar Alinevich is repeatedly incarcerated.
12:44, — Politics
The political prisoner who is serving the sentence in the special facility #7 in the village of Kuplin of Pruzhany district, ended the hunger strike on February 1.
16:05, — Politics
The wife of the political prisoner, Maryna Adamovich, had a conversation with her husband over the phone.
17:14, — Politics
As long as the dictator has underlined so many times that Statkevich could not be a political competitor for him, it is most likely that in reality the situation is just the opposite.
13:59, — Politics
Yauhen Vaskovich, who serves a term of imprisonment in a correctional facility in Mahilou, has problems with health.
12:13, — Politics
The confinement regime for Mikalai Statkevich has not been changed.
15:54, — Politics
The political prisoner continues his hunger strike in the correctional labour facility #7 in the village of Kuplin.
13:42, — Politics
Relatives of the political prisoner learnt that a new criminal case against him was sent back for revision.