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Alyaksandr Kazulin , political prisoner

A former candidate for presidency in the Republic of Belarus Alyaksandr Kazulin was hurled into prison for staging protest rallies against rigging of presidential elections on Freedom day March 25, 2006. July 12 Minsk city court sentenced Alyaksandr Kazulin to 5.5 years of imprisonment. In prison Alyaksandr Kazulin announced a hunger strike, demanding to consider the Belarusian problem in the UN Security Council. The political prisoner was on hunger strike for 53 days and reduced by more than 40 kilograms. His health has been irreparably damaged. The courageous politician achieved his aim. A US representative brought up the problem of Belarus in the UN Security Council.



Topic: Alyaksandr Kazulin , political prisoner

6.03.2008
  • Lukashenka reminded to release Kazulin (photo)
    11:01 Lukashenka reminded to release Kazulin (photo)
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    Actions demanding to release former candidate for presidency on Belarus, political prisoner Alyaksandr Kazulin, are held in Belarus almost every day. Banners, leaflets, graffiti “Freedom for Kazulin!” remind the authorities to release the political prisoner. A huge banner “Freedom for Kazulin!” could be seen near the stele in Minsk yesterday, by which Alyaksandr Lukashenka drives from his residence every day. 

3.03.2008
29.02.2008
28.02.2008
  • Kazulin got to colony at 7.59pm. Colony chiefs met him
    23:36 Kazulin got to colony at 7.59pm. Colony chiefs met him
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    Political prisoner Alyaksandr Kazulin was released from the colony for three days to attend his wife’s funeral. The opposition politician was to come back to the colony by 8.00pm Minsk time on 28 February. 

  • Road militia stopped Kazulin’s car on way to colony
    17:47 Road militia stopped Kazulin’s car on way to colony
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    As Volha Kazulina, daughter of the political prisoner, said to the Charter’97 press center, a car with Alyaksandr Kazulin, moving back to the Vitsebsk colony after his wife’s funeral, was stopped, when it left Minsk. Road militiamen are drawing a report on overspeeding. 

  • All-European action in support of Kazulin
    15:18 All-European action in support of Kazulin
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    The biggest Polish daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza published an article about all-European action in support of Alyaksandr Kazulin. 

  • Alyaksandr Kazulin: “Belarus’ future is in Europe” (Video)
    15:06 Alyaksandr Kazulin: “Belarus’ future is in Europe” (Video)
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    During a press-conference before his return to Vitsebsk colony, a political prisoner Alyaksandr Kazulin stated that during the 53-day hunger strike in prison his life was saved by the people of the United States of America, as it was the US who had heard the appeal of Kazulin and raised the Belarusian question in the UN Security Council. The politician has also stated that at the moment it is absolutely evident to him that “Belarus is a European country and Belarus’ future lies in Europe”. 

27.02.2008
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25.02.2008
24.02.2008
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22.02.2008
  • European Parliament’s Resolution: Freedom to political prisoners, freedom of speech, fair election
    14:54 European Parliament’s Resolution: Freedom to political prisoners, freedom of speech, fair election

    The European Parliament at its plenary session by unanimous vote adopted a resolution on the situation Belarus. The Belarusian authorities are urged to release political prisoners, grant freedom of speech and hold free election. The document expresses solidarity with the united democratic opposition of Belarus and “all Belarusian citizens who strive for an independent, open and democratic Belarus based on the rule of law”. 

  • 14:17 Everything Becomes Possible 18

    Today a political prisoner Alyaksandr Zdzvizhkou has been released. The journalist has become the sixth prisoner of conscience released over the last month. Doors of oppositionists’ prisons have opened thanks to principled actions of the US and the EU, as well as the campaign of solidarity by the democratic forces. In December 2007 the US imposed sanctions against the largest Belarusian monopolist “Belneftekhim”, while the EU for more than a year stuck to its coordinated policy known as 12 recommendations of the EU. 

  • Elisabeth Schroedter: “No concessions”
    9:59 Elisabeth Schroedter: “No concessions”

    “Belarusian authorities will have no concessions, unless violating of human rights is stopped in the country. It’s not enough for Lukashenka to release some political prisoners, bargaining with us,” MEP Elisabeth Schroedter said in the interview to Deutsche Welle about the resolution on Belarus adopted on 21 February. 

18.02.2008
  • Volha Kazulina set free
    15:42 Volha Kazulina set free

    Volha Kazulina and two other people detained with her and guarded to the Tzentralny internal affairs department (Natallya Harachka and Uladzimir Nepomnyashchykh) were set free. As Volha said, no report was drawn up against her. 

  • Iryna Kazulina: “My husband was offered release at cost of dishonourable escape from the country”
    11:30 Iryna Kazulina: “My husband was offered release at cost of dishonourable escape from the country”

    “I would like to listen to the conditions of release offered by Lukashenka to Alyaksandr. The things said by his messenger to us were unacceptable. It would be a dishonourable flight from the country,” the open letter of the wife of the former candidate for presidency Alyaksandr Kazulin, Iryna Kazulina, published at the web site of the politician. 

  • Belarusians call upon all prisoners of conscience (Photo)
    10:40 Belarusians call upon all prisoners of conscience (Photo)

    Rallies urging the authorities to release all political prisoners were held on January 16 in many parts of Minsk. Young activists of the civil campaign “Jeans for Freedom” gathered in the streets with portraits of prisoners of conscience. 

15.02.2008
  • Volha Kazulina: “Lukashenka’s words is height of cynicism”
    17:21 Volha Kazulina: “Lukashenka’s words is height of cynicism”
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    Alyaksandr Lukashenka admitted today he knew well about bad health of political prisoner Alyaksandr Kazulin’s wife and tried to use that situation for bargaining with the West. Iryna Kazulina is seriously ill, while her husband has been kept in prison for 2 years on political motives. Release of all political prisoners is the main requirement of the EU and the USA.