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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.

Yury Rubtsou: 225140, Brest obl., Pruzhany r-n, d. Kuplin, IUOT 7

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

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

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

Artyom Prakapenka: 212013, Mahilou, Slavgorodskoye Shosse 183, IK 15

Mikalai Statkevich: 213004, Shklov, ul.1-ya Zavodskaya, 8, IK-17



30.01.2015

Lukashenkas words about Statkevich made political prisoner laugh 25

16:05, Politics

Lukashenkas words about Statkevich made political prisoner laugh

The wife of the political prisoner, Maryna Adamovich, had a conversation with her husband over the phone.

29.01.2015

Maryna Adamovich: Statkevich is really sore subject for Lukashenka 13

17:14, Politics

Maryna Adamovich: Statkevich is really sore subject for Lukashenka

As long as the dictator has underlined so many times that Statkevich could not be a political competitor for him, it is most likely that in reality the situation is just the opposite.

27.01.2015

Vitsebsk residents raise money for political prisoner Vaskovich

13:59, Politics

Vitsebsk residents raise money for political prisoner Vaskovich

Yauhen Vaskovich, who serves a term of imprisonment in a correctional facility in Mahilou, has problems with health.

26.01.2015

Political prisoner Statkevich accused of avoiding community service

12:13, Politics

Political prisoner Statkevich accused of avoiding community service

The confinement regime for Mikalai Statkevich has not been changed.

23.01.2015

Correctional facility authorities ignored Rubtsous hunger strike 7

15:54, Politics

Correctional facility authorities ignored Rubtsous hunger strike

The political prisoner continues his hunger strike in the correctional labour facility #7 in the village of Kuplin.

Case against Mikalai Dziadok sent back for revision 3

13:42, Politics

Case against Mikalai Dziadok sent back for revision

Relatives of the political prisoner learnt that a new criminal case against him was sent back for revision.

22.01.2015

Human rights activists demand release of Mikalai Dzyadok 4

14:23, Politics

Human rights activists demand release of Mikalai Dzyadok

Belarusian and international human rights organisations demand to stop persecution of the activist.

Yury Rubtsou goes on indefinite hunger strike 26

13:00, Politics

Yury Rubtsou goes on indefinite hunger strike

The political prisoner demands a job with the country's average salary of $600.

20.01.2015

Political prisoner Yury Rubtsou receives tablet and TV set from activists 6

11:08, Politics

Political prisoner Yury Rubtsou receives tablet and TV set from activists

Activists raiased money and bought food and devices for the political prisoner.

19.01.2015

Stefanovich: Complaints against Statkevich may lead to new criminal case 4

15:16, Politics

Stefanovich: Complaints against Statkevich may lead to new criminal case

Accusations of minor violations can increase Statkevich's prison term.

Statkevich drawn up two reports for two days in Shklou colony 19

12:29, Politics

Statkevich drawn up two reports for two days in Shklou colony

Mikalai Statkevich has been drawn up two reports for two days in Shklou colony for violating the rules.

Images of political prisoners in the streets of Minsk photos

11:44, Politics

Images of political prisoners in the streets of Minsk

On the Solidarity Day Minsk dwellers were reminded about political prisoners.

16.01.2015

New case opened against political prisoner Mikalai Dzyadok  ? 27

18:40, Politics

New case opened against political prisoner Mikalai Dzyadok

Mikalai Dzyadok faces one more year in prison.

Political prisoner Prakapenka got a lot of New Year greetings

10:13, Politics

Political prisoner Prakapenka got a lot of New Year greetings

Perhaps, the political prisoner will meet his parents in February.

Political prisoner Vaskovich waits for permission for long-term meeting 1

8:36, Politics

Political prisoner Vaskovich waits for permission for long-term meeting

The mother of the political prisoner waits for a meeting with her son.

15.01.2015

Mikalai Statkevich tells about his New Year in jail photos 22

14:39, Politics

Mikalai Statkevich tells about his New Year in jail

Political prisoner himself made a Christmas cake.

14.01.2015

Mother of political prisoner Dziadok asks Interior Ministry to stop haunting her son 10

16:22, Politics

Mother of political prisoner Dziadok asks Interior Ministry to stop haunting her son

Valiantsina Dziadok wrote an open letter to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus.

13.01.2015

Mikalai Statkevich sent to colony in Shklou 13

12:53, Politics

Mikalai Statkevich sent to colony in Shklou

Former candidate for Presidency in Belarus, Mikalai Statkevich sent from Mahileu prison No. 4 to the colony No. 17 in Shklou.

12.01.2015

Is pressure exerted on Yury Rubtsous wife? 9

14:43, Politics

Is pressure exerted on Yury Rubtsous wife?

The political prisoner is worrying about his wife and asks for help.

Yuru Rubtsou: other convicts are being set up against me

13:54, Politics

Yuru Rubtsou: other convicts are being set up against me

The prison authorities increased the pressure on other prisoners with this aim.

Yury Rubtsou: Lukashenka surpassed his teacher 8

13:19, Politics

Yury Rubtsou: Lukashenka surpassed his teacher

Homel dweller serving his sentence in an open type institution is forced to work on duty.

9.01.2015

Marieluise Beck: Our efforts will result in no political prisoners in Belarus left 7

15:42, Politics

Marieluise Beck: Our efforts will result in no political prisoners in Belarus left

The deputy of the German parliament, Bundestag, has wished merry Christmas and a happy New Year to the family of Alinevich.

Ihar Alinevich: The sea of troubles waits for us, but it is worth it  ? photos 4

7:58, Politics

Ihar Alinevich: The sea of troubles waits for us, but it is worth it

Political prisoner sees some advantages in a current situation in the country.

5.01.2015

Heroes of Square 1968: You raised our banner high 3

14:56, Politics

Heroes of Square  1968: You raised our banner high

Pavel Litvinov and Viktor Fainberg have written to Belarusian political prisoners.

31.12.2014

Fly-sheets Freedom to political prisoners in the streets of Mahileu photos 1

7:44, Politics

Fly-sheets Freedom to political prisoners in the streets of Mahileu

Unknown people pasted up the sheets Freedom to political prisoners. Demonstrate solidarity.

30.12.2014

Wish happy New Year to political prisoners

8:51, Politics

Wish happy New Year to political prisoners

You can send a letter, postcard or telegram to support political prisoners.

23.12.2014

Human rights activists: Belarus has new political prisoner Yury Rubtsou 1

16:36, Politics

Human rights activists: Belarus has new political prisoner  Yury Rubtsou

On December 21, it was reported that opposition activist Yury Rubtsou had been sent to open-type correctional facility No. 7 in the village of Kuplin, Pruzhany district, Brest region.

22.12.2014

Yury Rubtsou goes to Kuplin to serve his sentence 4

12:54, Politics

Yury Rubtsou goes to Kuplin to serve his sentence

The political prisoner will serve his term ibidem Pavel Seviarynets.

18.12.2014

Maryna Adamovich had a conjugal visit with Mikalai Statkevich 15

9:11, Politics

Maryna Adamovich had a conjugal visit with Mikalai Statkevich

The wife of the political prisoner was allowed to make two hours' conjugal visit with her husband in Mahileu prison.

16.12.2014

Photo fact: images of political prisoners in the streets of Brest photos 7

13:45, Politics

Photo fact: images of political prisoners in the streets of Brest

Huge images of political prisoners have been placed in Brest before Day of Solidarity.

10.12.2014

Yarmoshyna: Is Statkevich still in prison? 34

9:41, Politics

Yarmoshyna: Is Statkevich still in prison?

The head of the Central Election Commission (CEC) says the nomination of Mikalai Statkevich as a presidential candidate is illegal.

9.12.2014

Campaign of solidarity with Ihar Alinevich photos 2

17:17, Politics

Campaign of solidarity with Ihar Alinevich

Make a picture with a portrait of a political prisoner for social networks or write a letter to prison to a new address.

8.12.2014

Political prisoner Dziadok deprived of a visit with his wife

11:34, Politics

Political prisoner Dziadok deprived of a visit with his wife

Mikalai Dziadok is deprived of a conjugal visit with his wife, which he has been waiting for a year.

5.12.2014

Ihar Alinevich: Dziadok case-hardened his character so nothing may knock him down 5

14:42, Politics

Ihar Alinevich: Dziadok case-hardened his character so nothing may knock him down

The political prisoner wrote a letter from prison.

Political prisoner Dziadok officially charged with a new case  ? 6

8:09, Politics

Political prisoner Dziadok officially charged with a new case

Mikalai Dziadok is brought to the final charge.

4.12.2014

Valiantsin Stefanovich: Authorities fear protests in election year 4

16:38, Politics

Valiantsin Stefanovich: Authorities fear protests in election year

Mikalai Dziadok's prison term may be extended out of fear that he can organise protest actions.

Ambulatory court takes a new hearing against a political prisoner Dziadok  ? 4

7:52, Politics

Ambulatory court takes a new hearing against a political prisoner Dziadok

At Mahileu jail 4 Mikalai Dzidok took forensic psychiatric evaluation.

2.12.2014

Ales Bialitski: I was released thanks to pressure on Belarusian authorities 1

17:12, Politics

Ales Bialitski: I was released thanks to pressure on Belarusian authorities

Ales Bialiatski urges the Foreign Ministry of Denmark not to lower the bar of the demands to Belarusian authorities.

1.12.2014

Political prisoner Lobau marks 26th birthday 2

11:27, Politics

Political prisoner Lobau marks 26th birthday

Eduard Lobau was born in Vilnius on December 1, 1988.

Imprisoned Mikalai Statkevich allowed to buy two kilos of onion

11:25, Politics

Imprisoned Mikalai Statkevich allowed to buy two kilos of onion

It has been the first time since spring.

27.11.2014

Political prisoner Lobau not released but already supervised

12:05, Politics

Political prisoner Lobau not released but already supervised

Edward Lubau, who should have been released on December 18 after 4 year imprisonment, is preventively supervised.

20.11.2014

Zmitser Bandarenka: No elections as long as at least one political prisoner behind bars 16

16:55, Politics

Zmitser Bandarenka: No elections as long as at least one political prisoner behind bars

A coordinator of European Belarus demands to release Mikalai Dzyadok.

Mikalai Dziadok accused of severe disobedience  ? 9

14:23, Politics

Mikalai Dziadok accused of severe disobedience

This article provides an additional year of imprisonment.

Political prisoner Prakapenka allowed to meet with parents 2

8:28, Politics

Political prisoner Prakapenka allowed to meet with parents

A short-term visit will take place in the correctional facility in Mahilou in November.

During official meetings in Minsk Gunnar Wiegand talked political prisoners 4

8:00, Politics

During official meetings in Minsk Gunnar Wiegand talked political prisoners

The diplomat emphasized that the issue of political prisoners was not the only problem on the way of Belarus-EU cooperation.

18.11.2014

Political prisoner Vaskovich transferred from prison to colony 5

17:30, Politics

Political prisoner Vaskovich transferred from prison to colony

Vaskovichm a political prisoner, has spent three years in prison.

27.10.2014

Political prisoner Alinevich wasn't informed about his grandmother's death while in punishment cell

14:27, Politics

Political prisoner Alinevich wasn't informed about his grandmother's death while in punishment cell

Ihar Alinevich learnt the sad news from his lawyer.

Political prisoner Vaskovich remains in Mahilou prison?

12:00, Politics

Political prisoner Vaskovich remains in Mahilou prison?

Yauhen Vaskovich was in the Mahilou prison on October 20, though he was to be transfered to a correctional facility.

Jailed political prisoner Dzyadok gives medical treatment to himself

11:37, Politics

Jailed political prisoner Dzyadok gives medical treatment to himself

In prison Mikalai Dzyadok reads a lot and takes exercises in order to be in a better shape.

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.

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