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
16:05, — Politics
Former presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich does not hope for early release from prison.
14:34, — Politics
The political prisoner demands to annul Article 411 of the Criminal Code.
7:57, — Politics
Politician condemns those oppositionists who call the West to engage in dialogue with Lukashenka.
17:10, — Politics
The organizing committee for creation of the Belarusian Christian Democratic Party demand to release Belarusian political prisoners.
16:00, — Politics
Banknotes calling to release Statkevich appeared in the country.
13:54, — Politics
Yury Rubtsou wants Kiryl Palulekh to pay compensation for emotional distress.
8:00, — Politics
Yury Rubtsou got a tattoo on the occasion of the Freedom Day.
12:01, — Politics
Activists of the civil campaign European Belarus in Baranovichi spread information about political prisoners.
15:03, — Politics
Political prisoners will unlikely be released soon.
9:30, — Politics
The former political prisoner, who has been under police supervision after the release from prison, was punished for violating the supervision rules.
14:28, — Politics
Human rights issues were raised during a meeting with European officials.
13:26, — Politics
Several actions of solidarity with political prisoners held by Brest anarchists.
22:23, — Politics
Anarchists from the Black Cross organisation held a picket of solidarity with Belarusian prisoners of conscience.
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.