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, Young Front leader Zmitser Dashkevich, businessman Mikalai Autukhovich, human rights activist Ales Byalyatski and 9 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 14 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: 210026, Vitebsk, ul. Gagarina 2, SIZO ¹1
Zmitser Dashkevich: 230023, ul. Kirova 1, Hrodna, prison ¹1
Mikalai Dzyadok: 212011, Mahilou, ul. Krupskoi 99à, prison ¹4
Eduard Lobau: 225295, Ivatsevichy, PO Box 20, IK ¹22
Alyaksandr Mauchanau: 222125, Borisovski r-n, Navasady, IK ¹14
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
Pavel Sevyarynets: 225143, Pruzhanski r-n, Kuplin, IUOT ¹7
Alyaksandr Frantskevich: 225295, Ivatsevichy, PO Box 20, IK ¹22
14:16, — Politics
In Turkey they demand to release the Belarusian human rights activist.
12:45, — Politics
The influential international human rights watchdog has released its 2012 report.
12:09, — Politics
Political prisoner Prakapenka, who is serving the punishment term in the penal colony number 5 in Mahilou got permission for a short-term meeting with relatives.
17:39, — Politics
In his recent letter the political prisoner writes about hopes for an early release from prison of political leaders and civil society activists.
8:28, — Politics
A political prisoners has been allowed a long-term meeting with his family.
1:08, — Politics
The presentation of Aliaksandr Tamkovich’s book about political prisoners “Life after prison” took place in Warsaw.
0:28, — Politics
Natallia Kaliada, the Belarus Free Theatre director, took part in the Oslo Freedom Forum.
13:53, — Politics
After 6 months of investigation the case of Andrej Hajdukou, suspected of espionage, has been sent to prosecutor’s office.
11:57, — Politics
A political prisoner faced another disciplinary sanction in late March.
14:55, — Politics
A political prisoner cannot eat properly due to problems with teeth.
11:34, — Politics
The mother of Eduard Lobau, who is serving a prison term in apenal colony in Ivatsevichy, is going for a long-term three-day meeting.
11:41, — Politics
Volha Haidukova, the mother of a political prisoner, received an official denial from an investigator of the Vitebsk KGB office, who conducts the “spy” case.
12:38, — Politics
Paval Sevyarynets, who is serving a three-year "restricted freedom" and corrective labor sentence, has been granted a three-day leave of absence from the open-type facility.
16:52, — Politics
Political prisoner Yauheny Vaskovich remains isolated for the second month in prison No. 4 in Mahilou.
15:55, — Politics
A banner “Freedom for political prisoners” appeared in Kastrychnitskaya Square in front of Lukashenka's administration on May 2.
13:45, — Politics
The authorities of penal colony No. 22 in Ivatsevichy have been denying dental treatment to political prisoner Eduard Lobau for 18 months.
12:14, — Politics
Andrei Haidukou, a young man suspected of spying, reads files of his criminal case.
11:26, — Politics
Prison warders give the political prisoner food in separate specially marked plates.
12:23, — Politics
The political prisoner wrote about that in a letter to his mother Valancina Alienievich.
17:09, — Politics
A big portrait of a political prisoner appeared near the Niamiha metro station.
13:07, — Politics
In March a book “Going to Magadan” by a Belarusian political prisoner Ihar Alienievich came out in Russia.
10:34, — Politics
The political prisoner wrote a letter to his grandmother Tamara Uladzimirauna.
13:46, — Politics
A political prisoner didn't receive postcards with Freedom Day congratulations.
12:57, — Politics
The prison authorities refused to accept a medical parcel for Mikalai Dzyadok.
12:09, — Politics
Court officers started taking away the things, which were distrained before, from the apartment of the political prisoner.
14:33, — Politics
Members of the European Parliament can be allowed to enter Belarus only if they don't talk about political prisoners.
10:51, — Politics
Mikalai Dzyadok met with his lawyer in prison in Mahilou on March 28.
11:28, — Politics
The situation of political prisoners does not and will scarcely change for the better.
13:44, — Politics
The judicial system maims and eliminates Belarusians.
13:09, — Politics
The book by a political prisoner Ihar Alienievich was published based on the diary, written in KGB’s pre-trial jail, Amerikanka.
12:29, — Politics
The parents of the political prisoner visited their son in the penitentiary colony number 15 in Mahilou.
13:00, — Politics
Belarusians and Czechs held an action on 20 March in Prague Castle, where the residence of Czech Republic’s president Milosh Zeman is situated.
8:35, — Politics
Leaflets calling to release Belarusian political prisoners appeared in Minsk.
14:18, — Politics
The administration of the Mahilou colony suggests the political prisoner Artsiom Prakapenka to write a plea for pardon.
14:58, — Politics
Russian politician Boris Nemtsov joined the campaign to release Belarusian political prisoners Freedom x 2.