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, Young Front leader Zmitser Dashkevich, businessman Mikalai Autukhovich, human rights activist Ales Byalyatski and 9 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 14 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.
Mikalai Autukhovich: 230023, ul. Kirova 1, Hrodna, prison No.1
Ales Byalyatski: 213800, Babruisk, ul. Sikorskogo 1, IK No.2
Yauheny Vaskovich: 212011, Mahilou, ul. Krupskoi 99à, prison ¹4
Andrei Haidukou: 210026, Vitebsk, ul. Gagarina 2, SIZO ¹1
Zmitser Dashkevich: 230023, ul. Kirova 1, Hrodna, prison ¹1
Mikalai Dzyadok: 212011, Mahilou, ul. Krupskoi 99à, prison ¹4
Eduard Lobau: 225295, Ivatsevichy, PO Box 20, IK ¹22
Alyaksandr Mauchanau: 222125, Borisovski r-n, Navasady, IK ¹14
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
Pavel Sevyarynets: 225143, Pruzhanski r-n, Kuplin, IUOT ¹7
Alyaksandr Frantskevich: 225295, Ivatsevichy, PO Box 20, IK ¹22
10:34, — Politics
The political prisoner’s appeal will be re-considered by prosecutor’s office.
7:49, — Politics
Volha Hajdukova reported that the trial of her son would resume on Monday, 17 June.
7:51, — Politics
The trial of political prisoner Andrei Haidukou begins today.
16:15, — Politics
Andrei Haidukou, who is charged with “treason”, was transferred to Vitebsk.
12:29, — Politics
The administration of the colony did not let a parcel with books for Frantskievich through.
11:58, — Politics
Inmates have to use toothbrush cases instead.
1:08, — Politics
The leader of the European Belarus civic campaign told, what EU’s strategy towards Lukashenka could be the most efficient.
7:51, — Politics
One of the world's largest organisations supports Belarusian freedom fighters.
12:15, — Politics
It will be a collection of articles and essays by the twice politically imprisoned politician Mikalaj Statkievich, which he wrote within the past decade.
12:59, — Politics
The date has been set for the trial in Andrej Hajdukou’s case.
16:42, — Politics
Ihar Alinevich, who serves sentence in penal colony No. 10 in Navapolatsk, was allowed a visit with his family.
15:11, — Politics
The mother of a political prisoner explains a closed trial against her son by lack of evidence in the crime.
12:34, — Politics
Court proceedings on Andrej Hajdukou’s case, who has been accused of state treason, will be held behind closed doors.
15:29, — Politics
Prison authorities make new attempts to force a political prisoner to apply for a pardon.
14:50, — Politics
Political prisoner Pavel Seviarynets, who serves his 3-year term in a special facility in the village of Kuplin for post-election protests, received more than 2,000 letters of support.
10:59, — Politics
It is difficult to count on a verdict of non-guilty for an activist in today’s Belarus.
13:50, — Politics
Ales Bialiatski, imprisoned leader of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, has been reelected Vice President of the International Federation for Human Rights.
13:59, — Politics
Relatives have not been receiving letters from political prisoner Yauheny Vaskovich for two months.
11:39, — Politics
Public association Alternativa held an action in support of Belarusian political prisoner in the center of Minsk.
9:03, — Politics
Aliaksandr Frantskevich has been transferred to a closed unit in the penal colony in Ivatsevichy.
14:16, — Politics
In Turkey they demand to release the Belarusian human rights activist.
12:45, — Politics
The influential international human rights watchdog has released its 2012 report.
12:09, — Politics
Political prisoner Prakapenka, who is serving the punishment term in the penal colony number 5 in Mahilou got permission for a short-term meeting with relatives.
17:39, — Politics
In his recent letter the political prisoner writes about hopes for an early release from prison of political leaders and civil society activists.
8:28, — Politics
A political prisoners has been allowed a long-term meeting with his family.
1:08, — Politics
The presentation of Aliaksandr Tamkovich’s book about political prisoners “Life after prison” took place in Warsaw.
0:28, — Politics
Natallia Kaliada, the Belarus Free Theatre director, took part in the Oslo Freedom Forum.
13:53, — Politics
After 6 months of investigation the case of Andrej Hajdukou, suspected of espionage, has been sent to prosecutor’s office.
11:57, — Politics
A political prisoner faced another disciplinary sanction in late March.
14:55, — Politics
A political prisoner cannot eat properly due to problems with teeth.
11:34, — Politics
The mother of Eduard Lobau, who is serving a prison term in apenal colony in Ivatsevichy, is going for a long-term three-day meeting.
11:41, — Politics
Volha Haidukova, the mother of a political prisoner, received an official denial from an investigator of the Vitebsk KGB office, who conducts the “spy” case.
12:38, — Politics
Paval Sevyarynets, who is serving a three-year "restricted freedom" and corrective labor sentence, has been granted a three-day leave of absence from the open-type facility.
16:52, — Politics
Political prisoner Yauheny Vaskovich remains isolated for the second month in prison No. 4 in Mahilou.
15:55, — Politics
A banner “Freedom for political prisoners” appeared in Kastrychnitskaya Square in front of Lukashenka's administration on May 2.