List of political prisoners

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Ivan Komar is an anarchist who on February 12, 2020 was sentenced by the Lieninski District Court of Minsk to 7 years in prison.

Statement by human rights organizations calling Komar and Yemialyianau new political prisoners

Why are convicted anarchists Yemialyianau and Komar Belarus’s new political prisoners?

Address: Prison No. 8, vulica Savieckaja 22A, 222160, Žodzina


Mikita Yemialyianau is an anarchist who on February 12, 2020 was sentenced by the Lieninski District Court of Minsk to 7 years in prison.

Statement by human rights organizations calling Komar and Yemialyianau new political prisoners

Why are convicted anarchists Yemialyianau and Komar Belarus’s new political prisoners?

Address: Prison No. 8, vulica Savieckaja 22A, 222160, Žodzina


Mikhail ZhamchMikhail Zhamchuzhnyuzhny is a human rights activist, who was sentenced on 10 July 2015 to 6.5 years of imprisonment in a penal colony under strict regime. The sentence pronounced by the Viciebsk Regional Court also includes a ban on holding positions related to the implementation of organizational and administrative duties for a period of 2 years and 8 months. A number of key human rights organizations declared the convict a political prisoner.

Earlier served his sentence in Vaŭkavysk. On 13 July 2017, transferred to penal colony No. 9 in the town of Horki.

Address: PK-9. 16 Dobrolyubov Street, Horki, 213410, Mahilioŭ Region


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