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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, human rights activist Ales Byalyatski and 7 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 9 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.

Ales Byalyatski: 213800, Babruisk, ul. Sikorskogo 1, IK No.2

Yauheny Vaskovich: 212011, Mahilou, ul. Krupskoi 99, prison 4

Andrei Haidukou: 212013, Mahilou, Slavgorodski praezd, 49, penal colony No.19, br. 52

Mikalai Dzyadok: 212011, Mahilou, ul. Krupskoi 99, prison 4

Eduard Lobau: 225295, Ivatsevichy, PO Box 20, IK 22

Ihar Alinevich: 211440, Navapolatsk, ul. Technichnaya 8, IK 10

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



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.

8.04.2014

Censorship does not letter from political prisoner Lobau pass through 1

11:38, Politics

Censorship does not letter from political prisoner Lobau pass through

Not all the letters come through from Eduard Lobau, who is serving imprisonment term in the penal colony number 22 in Ivacevichy.

3.04.2014

Political prisoner Parfyankou denied meetings with relatives, right to buy things and get parcels 3

14:00, Politics

Political prisoner Parfyankou denied meetings with relatives, right to buy things and get parcels

The administration of penal colony #9 in Horki has started a campaign of pressure and provocations against Vasil Parfyankou.

1.04.2014

Family visits political prisoner Prakapaneka in jail

10:50, Politics

Family visits political prisoner Prakapaneka in jail

Atsiom Prakapenka was allowed meeting with his family.

31.03.2014

Eduard Lobau: Belarus may be next after Crimea

11:28, Politics

Eduard Lobau: Belarus may be next after Crimea

International community must stop Russias aggression.

26.03.2014

Lukashenka learns that Bialiatski compensated for damage two years ago 9

14:08, Politics

Lukashenka learns that Bialiatski compensated for damage two years ago

The dictator was informed that the political prisoner compensated for the damage, which, according to a court, he caused to the state.

25.03.2014

Political prisoner Parfiankou spends 23 days in punishment cell

16:01, Politics

The authorities of correctional facility No. 9 in Horki refused to give a cross necklace to Vasily Parfiankou.

24.03.2014

Lukashenka: Neither World Championship, nor amnesty will help political prisoners

12:49, Politics

Lukashenka: Neither World Championship, nor amnesty will help political prisoners

The dictator claimed that Western politicians are incapable of anything.

18.03.2014

Autukhovich to be put under preventive supervision  ? 4

14:50, Politics

Autukhovich to be put under preventive supervision

Political prisoner Mikalai Autukhovich will be put under preventive supervision for a period of 16 months after his release.

Wardens dont let Ales Bialatskis letters come through 2

8:10, Politics

Wardens dont let Ales Bialatskis letters come through

Not all the letters get delivered from Ales Bialatski, who is serving the imprisonment term in Babrujsk penal colony number 2.

10.03.2014

Mikalai Statkevich held in solitary confinement

13:24, Politics

Mikalai Statkevich held in solitary confinement

Former presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich is not sure of his safety in prison. He asked to be moved to a solitary cell.

Uladzimir Yaromenak to be released on March 11

12:35, Politics

Uladzimir Yaromenak to be released on March 11

A political prisoner is expected to be released from a detention facility in Baranavichy on March 11.

6.03.2014

Political prisoner Vaskovich doesn't receive letters 3

16:48, Politics

Political prisoner Vaskovich doesn't receive letters

Political prisoner Yauhen Vaskovich has problems with mail again.

3.03.2014

Makej on the dialogue with EU: It should not be the matter of freeing political prisoners 34

11:32, Politics

Makej on the dialogue with EU: It should not be the matter of freeing political prisoners

In the opinion of the head of Belarus MFA, one should not hinge solely on the demand to release a certain number of persons.

28.02.2014

Eduard Lobau: I'm not so naïve to believe in amnesty for political prisoners

15:50, Politics

Eduard Lobau: I'm not so naïve to believe in amnesty for political prisoners

The mother of political prisoner Lobau, who serves his term in Ivatsevichy correctional facility No. 22, returned home after a short visit to her son.

27.02.2014

Action of solidarity with Vaskovich took place near KGB building photos

13:36, Politics

Action of solidarity with Vaskovich took place near KGB building

Youth activists made photos with the pictures of the political prisoner near the KGB building in Minsk.

26.02.2014

Autukhovich denied medical aid in prison 8

8:22, Politics

Autukhovich denied medical aid in prison

The authorities of a prison in Hrodna don't allow political prisoner Mikalai Autukhovich to have a checkup.

17.02.2014

Behind bars Uladzimir Jaromienak reads Pushkin in Belarusian

14:05, Politics

Behind bars Uladzimir Jaromienak reads Pushkin in Belarusian

The political prisoner is supposed to be released on 11 March.

13.02.2014

Political prisoner Parfiankou transferred to Horki

17:11, Politics

Political prisoner Parfiankou transferred to Horki

Vasily Parfiankou was transfered to correctional colony No. 9 in Horki on February 11.

Andrzej Wajda: Only organisation with several thousand army can make dictators listen (Video)  ? photos 10

8:22, Politics

Andrzej Wajda: Only organisation with several thousand army can make dictators listen (Video)

The world-acclaimed Polish director showed his support to the Belarusian political prisoners.

12.02.2014

Ales Bialiatski: Finalist for the 2014 Front Line Defenders Award

14:20, Politics

Ales Bialiatski: Finalist for the 2014 Front Line Defenders Award

The international organization Front Line Defenders presented the Belarusian human rights activist Ales Bialiatski, the first of six finalists for the 10th annual Front Line Defenders Award.

10.02.2014

Mikalai Autukhovich can't receive letters from Ukrainian protesters

16:30, Politics

Mikalai Autukhovich can't receive letters from Ukrainian protesters

Postcards and telegrams from Ukrainian protesters haven't been delivered to the Belarusian political prisoner.

5.02.2014

Ihar Alinevich: Political prisoners are only drop of horror in Belarusian penitentiary system 12

16:50, Politics

Ihar Alinevich: Political prisoners are only drop of horror in Belarusian penitentiary system

The parents of political prisoner Alinevich visited him in a correctional colony.

Polish MP met Natalia Pinchuk 2

12:15, Politics

Polish MP met Natalia Pinchuk

Adam Lipinski met the spouse of political prisoner Ales Bialatski in Minsk.

31.01.2014

Vaskovichs relatives visited him in prison 2

11:59, Politics

Vaskovichs relatives visited him in prison

Jauhien Vaskovichs mother and grandmother visited him in prison.

30.01.2014

EU not ready for compromise on political prisoners 8

11:23, Politics

EU not ready for compromise on political prisoners

The Belarusian authorities should release the political prisoners for establishing a dialogue with the European Union.

29.01.2014

Bialiatskis nomination sent to Nobel Committee 5

12:51, Politics

Bialiatskis nomination sent to Nobel Committee

The signatures for nominating Ales Bialiatski for Nobel Peace Prize have been sent to the Committee.

28.01.2014

Parfiankous verdict confirmed: year in high security prison 7

12:39, Politics

Parfiankous verdict confirmed: year in high security prison

Court considered political prisoner Vasil Parfiankous appeal.

No letters from political prisoner Prakapenka for two weeks 3

7:40, Politics

No letters from political prisoner Prakapenka for two weeks

Artsiom Prakapenka is held incommunicado in prison.

27.01.2014

Bialiatski receives letter from all over the world photos 3

15:22, Politics

Bialiatski receives letter from all over the world

Solidarity letters arrive to the political prisoner from different ends of the world.

Ihar Alinevich: Three people stand behind my back when I'm writing

14:26, Politics

Ihar Alinevich: Three people stand behind my back when I'm writing

The prison authorities began to control what the political prisoner writes after the release of his book Going to Magadan.

Autukhovich received medical parcel from mother with month delay

14:11, Politics

Autukhovich received medical parcel from mother with month delay

The political prisoner received the parcel with medicines.

23.01.2014

Mikalai Statkeivch: I'm not going to apply for clemency

12:54, Politics

Mikalai Statkeivch: I'm not going to apply for clemency

The political prisoner's wife says he won't apply for clemency.

1000 days in prison: action of solidarity with Statkevich 6

8:46, Politics

1000 days in prison: action of solidarity with Statkevich

Member of the European Parliament Marek Migalski holds an action in the Polish town of Katowice to support the Belarusian political prisoner.

21.01.2014

Political prisoner Vaskovich congratulates journalists

12:02, Politics

Political prisoner Vaskovich congratulates journalists

Yauheny Vaskovich, who serves his term in prison No. 4 in Mahilou, wishes a Happy New Year and a Merry Christmas to journalists.

17.01.2014

Parfiankous appeal will be considered on 28 January 1

16:18, Politics

Parfiankous appeal will be considered on 28 January

The consideration of the appeal will take place in Minsk city court.

Ales Bialiatski nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 5

12:54, Politics

Ales Bialiatski nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The prominent Belarusian human rights activist has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the third time.

Political prisoner Parfiankou in information isolation

12:42, Politics

Political prisoner Parfiankou in information isolation

Vasily Parfiankou says about prison conditions in Zhodzina.

Freedom to Statkievich billboard installed at Belarus-Poland border photos 20

8:06, Politics

Freedom to Statkievich billboard installed at Belarus-Poland border

A billboard with the image of the political prisoner was installed in the territory of Poland next to the border with Belarus.

16.01.2014

Political prisoner Lobau to meet with priest in prison

14:00, Politics

Political prisoner Lobau to meet with priest in prison

Priest Dmitry from the Slutsk parish will visit Eduard Lobau in correctional colony No. 22 in Ivatsevichy.

15.01.2014

Mikalaj Autukhovich sent 140 New Years congratulations

14:24, Politics

Mikalaj Autukhovich sent 140 New Years congratulations

A film director Volha Mikalajchyk received a letter from the political prisoner date on 31 December.

Jauhien Vaskovich spent 247 days in penal cell 9

13:25, Politics

Jauhien Vaskovich spent 247 days in penal cell

Since October 2011 a political prisoner Jauhien Vaskovich spent 247 days in a penal cell.

14.01.2014

Political prisoner Vaskovich will meet family in prison 1

8:12, Politics

Political prisoner Vaskovich will meet family in prison

Jauhien Vaskovich, who is serving the prison term in Mahilou prison number 4, was allowed a short-term meeting with relatives.

13.01.2014

Ihar Alinevich: The best wish is be yourself

15:36, Politics

Ihar Alinevich: The best wish is be yourself

The political prisoner sent his mother a letter from the Navapolatsk correctional colony.

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