Viktar Ivashkevich died

2013 2013-10-04T17:10:10+0300 2013-10-04T17:10:10+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Viktar Ivashkevich

Viktar Ivashkevich

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The well-known political activist Viktar Ivashkevich was born on 21 September 1959 in Minsk.

He was a member of "Maistrounia”, “Talaka” and the Belarusian Popular Front. Mr. Ivashkevich organized strike committees at the Minsk enterprises in 1991, has been frequently subjected to administrative penalties and arrests.

Viktar Ivashkevich was also the editor of the newspaper “Rabochy”. In 2002 he was sentenced to two years of personal restraint for publishing the article “Thief must be kept in prison”, in which the prosecutors saw the defamation of the president.

Mr. Ivashkevich was the Deputy chairman of the Belarusian Popular Front up to 2009. Until February 2011 he was the head of the Minsk city BPF organization.

During the recent times the politician was seriously ill, he was 55 years old.

The Human Rights Center "Viasna" expresses condolences to the families and friends of Ivashkevich.