Congratulate Mikalai Dziadok on his birthday!

2014 2014-08-20T15:01:26+0300 2014-08-25T16:32:38+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Mikalai Dziadok

Mikalai Dziadok

On Saturday, August 23, political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok, who is serving a prison sentence in Mahiliou prison No. 4, will turn 26 years old, of which almost four years he has spent behind bars.

You can send Mikalai a birthday card or a telegram with words of support and warm wishes to the address: 212011, Mahiliou, Krupskoi 99a, prison No. 4.


Mikalai Dziadok was born on August 23, 1988 in Brahin, Homel region. After leaving school, he graduated from the Belarusian State University’s College of Law. At the time of his arrest, Mikalai was a 2nd year student of the correspondence department of the program "Political Science and European Studies" at the European Humanities University.

Mikalai Dziadok was detained on September 3, 2010 as a suspect in the case of an attack on the embassy of the Russian Federation, and then as a suspect in the case of an attack on the office of Belarusbank”. On September 24, 2010, after serving more than 20 days in custody, Mikalai Dziadok was accused of participating in an unsanctioned rally near the Ministry of Defense headquarters, and on 1 October, he was charged under Article 339, Part 2 – “hooliganism”.

On May 27, 2011, Judge Zhanna Kisliakova of Minsk’s Zavodski District Court sentenced Mikalai Dziadok to 4.5 years in prison.

A judgment of December 5, 2012 replaced the conditions of serving the sentence by a more rigid, and he was transferred to prison No. 4 in Mahiliou.