List of political prisoners

2012 2012-01-31T18:00:47+0300 2014-03-11T11:35:36+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/viasna-logo-eng.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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The Human Rights Center “Viasna” states that Belarus has political prisoners – people who are unlawfully deprived of liberty because of their political views, and demands their immediate release.

1. Mikalai Autukhovich – detained on 8 February 2009, on 6 May 2010 was sentenced to 5 years and 2 months in high-security penal colony by the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus under part 3 of Article 295 of the Republic of Belarus (unlawful actions with firearms, ammunition and explosives). On 17 January 2012 was tried for alleged violations of the prison regime. The regime of the punishment was toughened, as a result of which Mr. Autukhovich was transferred from penal colony #5 in Ivatsevichy to cell-type prison #1 in Hrodna.

2. Mikalai Statkevich – detained on 20 December 2010. On 26 May 2011 was was sentenced to 6 years in high-security colony by the Partyzanski District Court of Minsk under part 1 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code (organization of mass riots which were accompanied with personal violence, pogroms, arsons, defilement of property and armed resistance to public agents). On 12 January 2012 was tried for alleged violations of the prison regime. The regime of the punishment was toughened, as a result of which Mr. Statkevich was transferred from penal colony #17 in Shklou to cell-type prison #4 in Mahiliou.

3. Eduard Lobau – detained on 18 December 2010. On 24 April 2011 was sentenced to 4 years in high-security colony by the Maskouski District Court of Minsk under part 3 of Article 339 (especially malignant hooliganism). Is serving his term in penal colony #22 in Ivatsevichy.

4.Ales Bialiatski – detained on 4 August 2011. On 24 November 2011 was sentenced to 4 years and 6 months by the Pershamaiski District Court of Minsk in high-security colony with confiscation of assents under part 2 of Article 243 of the Criminal Code (concealment of profits on an especially large scale). Serving the sentence in penal colony No. 2 in Babruisk. 

5. Mikalai Dziadok – detained on 3 September 2010. On 27 May 2011 was sentenced to 4 years and 6 months of imprisonment by the Zavadski District Court of Minsk under part 2 of Article 339 (malignant hooliganism). On 5 December 2012 was tried for alleged violations of the prison regime. The regime of the punishment was toughened, as a result of which Mr. Statkevich was transferred from penal colony #17 in Shklou to cell-type prison #4 in Mahiliou.

6. Ihar Alinevich – detained on 29 November 2010. On 27 May 2011 was sentenced to 8 years in high-security colony by the Zavadski District Court of Minsk under part 2 of Article 339 (malignant hooliganism), parts 2 and 3 of Article 218 of the Criminal Code (defilement of property in a generally dangerous way and on an especially large scale). Is serving his term in penal colony # 10 in Navapolatsk.

7. * Yauhen Vaskovich – detained on 17 January 2011. On 18 May 2011 was sentenced to 7 years in high-security colony by the Babruisk District and City Court under part 2 of Article 339 (malignant hooliganism) and part 2 of Article 218 (especially large-scale defilement of property). Is serving his term in prison #17 in Shklou.On 12 October 2011 was tried for alleged violation of the prison regime. As a result, the prison regime was toughened and Mr. Vaskovich was transferred from penal colony #15 in Mahiliou to cell-type prison #4 in Mahiliou.
 
8. * Artsiom Prakapenka – detained on 17 January 2011. On 18 May 2011 was sentenced to 7 years in high-security colony by the Babruisk District and City Court under part 2 of Article 339 (malignant hooliganism) and part 2 of Article 218 (especially large-scale defilement of property). Is serving his term in prison #15 in Mahiliou.


9. Andrei Haidukou. Held in custody since November 13, 2012. Convicted on July 1, 2013 by the Vitsebsk Regional Court under Par. 1, Article 14 and Article 356-1 of the Criminal Code (attempt to establish cooperation with the special service, security or intelligence agency of a foreign state) and sentenced to 1.5 years in prison. Currently held in penal colony No. 19 in Mahiliou.

10. Vasil Parfiankou - detianed on 5 December during the announcement of the verdict under Article 421 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus ("non-implementation of the requirements of preventive supervision"). Mr. Parfiankou was sentenced to one year of imprisonment in a high-security penal colony. Sent to serve his sentence in the town of Horki, Mahiliou region (to be held in SIZA-8 in Zhodzina until February 2014).


* Actions of these persons contain traits of an offence, but its qualification is considered as unfair and the imposed penalty is excessive. We believe that they have already served enough time in prison for their deeds and their further imprisonment is politically motivated.

 

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