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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 and 6 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 7 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.

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

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

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

Ihar Alinevich: 211300, Vitebskaya oblast, Vitebski r-n, p. Vitba. IK 3

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



23.10.2014

Ihar Alinevich spends 30 days in punishment cell 2

13:36, Politics

Ihar Alinevich spends 30 days in punishment cell

The political prisoner was punished for the refusal to clean toilets.

17.10.2014

Hrodna dwellers informed about political prisoner Rubtsou photos 3

13:33, Politics

Hrodna dwellers informed about political prisoner Rubtsou

In Hrodna activists of European Belarus civil campaign have held a rally of solidarity with Yury Rubtsou.

Alinevich threatened to be transferred from correctional facility to prison 4

12:19, Politics

Alinevich threatened to be transferred from correctional facility to prison

The authorities of Vitba-3 correctional facility threatened the political prisoner to transfer him to a cell-type unit.

13.10.2014

Political prisoner Alinevich thrown into punishment cell

12:59, Politics

Political prisoner Alinevich thrown into punishment cell

Ihar Alinevich will spend 10 days in a punishment cell.

8.10.2014

Yury Rubtsou: You can rot me, but you cannot make me kneel  ? 77

9:17, Politics

Yury Rubtsou: You can rot me, but you cannot make me kneel

A new Belarusian prisoner made his final statement in a court.

7.10.2014

Salihorsk residents send postcards to political prisoners photos 1

10:27, Politics

Salihorsk residents send postcards to political prisoners

Activists from Salihorsk sent postcards to support Belarusian political prisoners.

Ales Bialiatski: There is a new political prisoner in Belarus  ? 13

7:54, Politics

Ales Bialiatski: There is a new political prisoner in Belarus

Yuriiy Rubtsov was sentenced to one and half years of for "insulting the judge" which has never been proven.

6.10.2014

Yury Rubtsou sentenced to 18 months in open-type correctional facility photos 76

15:37, Politics

Yury Rubtsou sentenced to 18 months in open-type correctional facility

The activist was found guilty of insulting a judge.

Eduard Lobau doesn't receive warm clothes in prison

13:34, Politics

Eduard Lobau doesn't receive warm clothes in prison

A political prisoner continues to wear summer clothes, thought the weather became significantly colder.

24.09.2014

Political prisoner Ihar Alinevich marks 31st birthday  ? 13

7:52, Politics

Political prisoner Ihar Alinevich marks 31st birthday

It is the fourth birthday that Ihar Alinevich marks behind bars.

22.09.2014

Political prisoner Dzyadok spent 20 days in disciplinary cell 6

14:38, Politics

Political prisoner Dzyadok spent 20 days in disciplinary cell

Mikalai Dzyadok, who is serving the sentence in Mahilyou prison #4, has spent 20 days in the punishment isolation cell.

19.09.2014

Dashkevich again put under police supervision 4

13:35, Politics

Dashkevich again put under police supervision

A former political prisoner has been placed under police supervision for a year.

18.09.2014

Human Rights Watch: Belarus must release all political prisoners 11

10:09, Politics

Human Rights Watch: Belarus must release all political prisoners

The international human rights organisation has addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

17.09.2014

Minsk dweller put to prison for 20 days for T-shirt Freedom to political prisoners 8

12:25, Politics

Minsk dweller put to prison for 20 days for T-shirt Freedom to political prisoners

A public activist Illya Dabratvor was detained and convicted for a T-shirt Freedom to Political prisoners.

15.09.2014

Political prisoner Alijenievich is employed at woodworks at penal colony

11:14, Politics

Political prisoner Alijenievich is employed at woodworks at penal colony

Political prisoner Ihar Alijenievich in the penal colony Vitba-3 got a job that has been typical for prisoners since Soviet times.

11.09.2014

Viktar Statkevich and Maryna Adamovich file complaint about threats to police photos 9

11:44, Politics

Viktar Statkevich and Maryna Adamovich file complaint about threats to police

The police can, if they want, find authors of an anonymous letter.

US Department of State: Existence of political prisoners in Belarus is barrier to cooperation with Belarus 10

7:44, Politics

US Department of State:  Existence of political prisoners in Belarus is barrier to cooperation with Belarus

The United States demands the release of all political prisoners in Belarus.

9.09.2014

Vasily Parfyankou denied right to communicate and receive parcels photos

14:55, Politics

Vasily Parfyankou denied right to communicate and receive parcels

An activist Volha Mikalajchyk tried to get permission for a meeting with a political prisoner Vasil Parfyankou in the penal colony Horki-9.

8.09.2014

Graffiti supporting political prisoners in Brest

11:20, Politics

Graffiti supporting political prisoners in Brest

On 3 September anarchists held a graffiti action of solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners in Brest.

Political prisoner Lobau works at industrial zone in penal colony

10:46, Politics

Political prisoner Lobau works at industrial zone in penal colony

In the penal colony in Ivacevichy Eduard Lobau obtained a welders qualification, but there is no work in this field for him in the colony.

Milakaj Statkievichs letters about Ukraine get confiscated

10:42, Politics

Milakaj Statkievichs letters about Ukraine get confiscated

Letters from the political prisoner with his comments on the events in Ukraine get confiscated by the prison censorship.

27.08.2014

Dozens comrades from different countries congratulate Mikalaj Dziadok 3

10:48, Politics

Dozens comrades from different countries congratulate Mikalaj Dziadok

Political prisoner Mikalaj Dziadok turned 26 last Saturday.

19.08.2014

Political prisoner Prakapienka gets dental treatment at penal colony 3

8:01, Politics

Political prisoner Prakapienka gets dental treatment at penal colony

Arciom Prakapienka has served half the time.

18.08.2014

Political prisoner Vaskovich cannot receive books

14:28, Politics

Political prisoner Vaskovich cannot receive books

Three books, which his mother sent him to prison, were returned.

15.08.2014

Ihar Alinevich: We are witnesses of new epoch  ? 4

8:23, Politics

Ihar Alinevich: We are witnesses of new epoch

The most unbelievable things are possible.

13.08.2014

Fireworks for Mikalaj Statkievich (Video)  ? 5

9:12, Politics

Fireworks for Mikalaj Statkievich (Video)

The politicians birthday was celebrated with fireworks at the prison walls.

12.08.2014

Salihorsk activists have congratulated Mikalaj Statkievich photos 1

14:09, Politics

Salihorsk activists have congratulated Mikalaj Statkievich

The activists of the Partisan art-group have congratulated the political prisoner Mikalaj Statkievich on his birthday.

Glory to hero!  ? 90

7:30, Politics

Glory to hero!

Mikalai Statkevich marks his 58th birthday.

5.08.2014

Political prisoner Lobau's individual communication filed to UN 2

16:05, Politics

Political prisoner Lobau's individual communication filed to UN

Political prisoner Eduard Lobau's individual communication has been sent to the UN Human Rights Committee.

17.07.2014

Leaflets in Salihorsk: Freedom to political prisoners! photos

11:39, Politics

Leaflets in Salihorsk: Freedom to political prisoners!

Solidarity Day was observed in Salihorsk, Minsk region.

Political prisoner Lobau met with mother in prison 3

8:25, Politics

Political prisoner Lobau met with mother in prison

Eduard Lobau had a short-term meeting with his mother.

16.07.2014

Political prisoner Prakapenka has health problems 8

9:18, Politics

Political prisoner Prakapenka has health problems

Artsiom Prakapenka met with his parents in the correctional facility.

30.06.2014

Political prisoner Alinevich transferred from Navapolatsk correctional facility

17:53, Politics

Political prisoner Alinevich transferred from Navapolatsk correctional facility

Ihar Alinevich was transferred from the correctional facility in Navapolatsk to another correctional institution.

Makei: They will dislike that children call parents mom and dad 56

8:09, Politics

Makei: They will dislike that children call parents mom and dad

The minister of foreign affairs of Belarus says the West will put forward new claims if the political prisoners are released.

25.06.2014

Miklós Haraszti welcomes release of Bialiatski

10:40, Politics

Miklós Haraszti welcomes release of Bialiatski

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, welcomes the release of human rights defender Ales Bialiatski.

Great Britain demands release of political prisoners in Belarus

9:13, Politics

Great Britain demands release of political prisoners in Belarus

London welcomes the release of Ales Bialatski and calls upon Belarus authorities to release the rest of the political prisoners.

23.06.2014

Maryna Adamovich: I don't believe Statkevich can be amnestied

15:08, Politics

Maryna Adamovich: I don't believe Statkevich can be amnestied

The wife of political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich is happy with the release of Ales Bialiatski, but doesn't count on the release of her husband.

20.06.2014

Political prisoner Vaskovich put in punishment cell 6

11:05, Politics

Political prisoner Vaskovich put in punishment cell

Wardens try to present Vaskovich as a malicious violator.

17.06.2014

Political prisoner Lobau meets with his mother in correctional facility

8:37, Politics

Political prisoner Lobau meets with his mother in correctional facility

Maryna Lobava returned after a long-term visit to her son.

16.06.2014

Attempt to charge Statkevich with Shawshank redemption

15:58, Politics

Attempt to charge Statkevich with Shawshank redemption

Mikola Statkevich, a political prisoner, has informed from prison that jailers tried to charge him with essaying an escape through a manhole made by him.

11.06.2014

Political prisoner Alienievich will be transported from Navapolatsk penal colony 2

7:39, Politics

Political prisoner Alienievich will be transported from Navapolatsk penal colony

Ihar Alienievich had a short meeting with mother.

9.06.2014

Political prisoner Lobau is finishing studies at penal colony

14:29, Politics

Political prisoner Lobau is finishing studies at penal colony

Eduard Lobau has received a welders qualification.

4.06.2014

Tomorrow court to decide on prolonging Zmitser Dashkevichs preventive supervision 7

17:54, Politics

Tomorrow court to decide on prolonging Zmitser Dashkevichs preventive supervision

The court of Pershamajski district of Minsk is to consider whether preventive supervision over the co-chairman of the Young Front Zmitser Dashkevich is to be prolonged.

Eric Rubin: U.S. position on political prisoners remains unchanged 3

13:42, Politics

Eric Rubin: U.S. position on political prisoners remains unchanged

Eric Rubin, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, was on a visit to Minsk on June 2 June 4.

2.06.2014

BCD activists march through Babruisk with portraits of political prisoners photos 2

15:11, Politics

BCD activists march through Babruisk with portraits of political prisoners

Babruisk residents support the Belarusian political prisoners.

Mikalai Statkevich has correctional conversations every month 20

11:29, Politics

Mikalai Statkevich has correctional conversations every month

The prison authorities think the political prisoner is inclined to violence and escape.

28.05.2014

Activist of European Belarus campaign taken from jail to police station 1

11:11, Politics

Activist of European Belarus campaign taken from jail to police station

The police didn't allow friends of Siarhei Matskoits, an activist of the European Belarus civil campaign, to meet him outside the detention centre.

Political prisoner Prakapenko to meet with family in prison 2

8:22, Politics

Political prisoner Prakapenko to meet with family in prison

The visit will take place in July.

27.05.2014

Jury Rubcou taken to hospital after 30-day long hunger strike  ? 20

12:02, Politics

Jury Rubcou taken to hospital after 30-day long hunger strike

The activist has been taken to a hospital due to poor fit.

26.05.2014

There have been no letters from Alijenievich since 9 May

12:26, Politics

There have been no letters from Alijenievich since 9 May

The mother of the political prisoner, who is serving the imprisonment term in a penal colony in Navapolatsk, told of sons attempts to start studies in the colony.

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