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 99à, prison ¹4
Andrei Haidukou: 212013, Mahilou, Slavgorodski praezd, 49, penal colony No.19, br. 52
Mikalai Dzyadok: 212011, Mahilou, ul. Krupskoi 99à, prison ¹4
Eduard Lobau: 225295, Ivatsevichy, PO Box 20, IK ¹22
Ihar Alinevich: 211440, Navapolatsk, ul. Technichnaya 8, IK ¹10
Artyom Prakapenka: 212013, Mahilou, Slavgorodskoye Shosse 183, IK ¹15
Mikalai Statkevich: 212011, Mahilou, ul. Krupskoi 99à, prison ¹4
Vasil Parfiankou: 213410, Horki, ul. Dobroliubova 16, penal colony ¹9
12:27, — Politics
Human rights defenders call to release the Belarusian political prisoners on the occasion of the Ice Hockey World Championship.
10:02, — Politics
Enthusiasm of the Ukrainians is worth admiration.
13:30, — Politics
On 7 April Vasil Parfiankou has been placed in a locked-type confinement cell for 6 months.
13:34, — Politics
European activists of Amnesty International write letters to a political prisoner.
15:27, — Politics
An action of solidarity with the Belarusian political prisoner was held in Minsk metro.
11:28, — Politics
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.
16:34, — Politics
The authorities of correctional facility No. 10 in Navapolatsk refused to explain the ban on telephone calls for Ihar Alinevich.
11:38, — Politics
Not all the letters come through from Eduard Lobau, who is serving imprisonment term in the penal colony number 22 in Ivacevichy.
14:00, — Politics
The administration of penal colony #9 in Horki has started a campaign of pressure and provocations against Vasil Parfyankou.
10:50, — Politics
Atsiom Prakapenka was allowed meeting with his family.
11:28, — Politics
International community must stop Russia’s aggression.
14:08, — Politics
The dictator was informed that the political prisoner compensated for the damage, which, according to a court, he caused to the state.
16:01, — Politics
The authorities of correctional facility No. 9 in Horki refused to give a cross necklace to Vasily Parfiankou.
12:49, — Politics
The dictator claimed that Western politicians are “incapable of anything”.
14:50, — Politics
Political prisoner Mikalai Autukhovich will be put under preventive supervision for a period of 16 months after his release.
8:10, — Politics
Not all the letters get delivered from Ales Bialatski, who is serving the imprisonment term in Babrujsk penal colony number 2.
13:24, — Politics
Former presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich is not sure of his safety in prison. He asked to be moved to a solitary cell.
12:35, — Politics
A political prisoner is expected to be released from a detention facility in Baranavichy on March 11.
16:48, — Politics
Political prisoner Yauhen Vaskovich has problems with mail again.
11:32, — Politics
In the opinion of the head of Belarus’ MFA, “one should not hinge solely on the demand to release a certain number of persons”.
15:50, — Politics
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.
13:36, — Politics
Youth activists made photos with the pictures of the political prisoner near the KGB building in Minsk.
8:22, — Politics
The authorities of a prison in Hrodna don't allow political prisoner Mikalai Autukhovich to have a checkup.
14:05, — Politics
The political prisoner is supposed to be released on 11 March.
17:11, — Politics
Vasily Parfiankou was transfered to correctional colony No. 9 in Horki on February 11.
8:22, — Politics
The world-acclaimed Polish director showed his support to the Belarusian political prisoners.
14:20, — Politics
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.
16:30, — Politics
Postcards and telegrams from Ukrainian protesters haven't been delivered to the Belarusian political prisoner.
16:50, — Politics
The parents of political prisoner Alinevich visited him in a correctional colony.
12:15, — Politics
Adam Lipinski met the spouse of political prisoner Ales Bialatski in Minsk.
11:59, — Politics
Jauhien Vaskovich’s mother and grandmother visited him in prison.
11:23, — Politics
The Belarusian authorities should release the political prisoners for establishing a dialogue with the European Union.
12:51, — Politics
The signatures for nominating Ales Bialiatski for Nobel Peace Prize have been sent to the Committee.
12:39, — Politics
Court considered political prisoner Vasil Parfiankou’s appeal.
7:40, — Politics
Artsiom Prakapenka is held incommunicado in prison.
15:22, — Politics
Solidarity letters arrive to the political prisoner from different ends of the world.
14:26, — Politics
The prison authorities began to control what the political prisoner writes after the release of his book “Going to Magadan”.
14:11, — Politics
The political prisoner received the parcel with medicines.
12:54, — Politics
The political prisoner's wife says he won't apply for clemency.
8:46, — Politics
Member of the European Parliament Marek Migalski holds an action in the Polish town of Katowice to support the Belarusian political prisoner.
12:02, — Politics
Yauheny Vaskovich, who serves his term in prison No. 4 in Mahilou, wishes a Happy New Year and a Merry Christmas to journalists.
16:18, — Politics
The consideration of the appeal will take place in Minsk city court.
12:54, — Politics
The prominent Belarusian human rights activist has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the third time.
12:42, — Politics
Vasily Parfiankou says about prison conditions in Zhodzina.
8:06, — Politics
A billboard with the image of the political prisoner was installed in the territory of Poland next to the border with Belarus.
14:00, — Politics
Priest Dmitry from the Slutsk parish will visit Eduard Lobau in correctional colony No. 22 in Ivatsevichy.
14:24, — Politics
A film director Volha Mikalajchyk received a letter from the political prisoner date on 31 December.
13:25, — Politics
Since October 2011 a political prisoner Jauhien Vaskovich spent 247 days in a penal cell.
8:12, — Politics
Jauhien Vaskovich, who is serving the prison term in Mahilou prison number 4, was allowed a short-term meeting with relatives.
15:36, — Politics
The political prisoner sent his mother a letter from the Navapolatsk correctional colony.