News on the topic: political prisoners

Human rights activists urge President to pardon political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny

17.07.2018 Human rights activists urge President to pardon political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny

A number of Belarusian human rights organizations have signed a petition to President Lukashenka, asking him to pardon political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny and release him from prison.

PEN America: Sign petition for the release of Oleg Sentsov

11.07.2018 PEN America: Sign petition for the release of Oleg Sentsov

PEN America has prepared a letter to US President Donald Trump asking him to “raise the critical issue of the growing number of political prisoners held in Russia” during his discussions with President Vladimir Putin at the summit scheduled for July 16 in Helsinki, Finland.

“The more we send, the more likely he will receive some”: Support prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka!

28.06.2018 “The more we send, the more likely he will receive some”: Support prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka!

“Let’s try and get him the gift of freedom,” Amnesty International called on its activists worldwide in early May as part of a global campaign in support of Belarusian prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka.

Complete isolation: Mikhail Zhamchuzhny under unprecedented mail restrictions

17.05.2018 Complete isolation: Mikhail Zhamchuzhny under unprecedented mail restrictions

For over a month, political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny has been unable to receive or send letters, according to a reliable source.

Amnesty International launches World Wide Appeal for Dzmitry Paliyenka

10.05.2018 Amnesty International launches World Wide Appeal for Dzmitry Paliyenka

It’s Dzmitry’s 24th birthday on 26 May! Let’s try and get him the gift of freedom.

EU Lawmakers Deplore Harassment Of Independent Belarusian Media

20.04.2018 EU Lawmakers Deplore Harassment Of Independent Belarusian Media

The European Parliament has overwhelmingly approved a resolution deploring the harassment of independent media before and after the February 2018 local elections in Belarus.

Political prisoner Dzmitry Paliyenka transferred to prison hospital in Žodzina

27.03.2018 Political prisoner Dzmitry Paliyenka transferred to prison hospital in Žodzina

Political prisoner Dzmitry Paliyenka, who is currently serving a 2-year politically motivated sentence in a penal colony in Babrujsk, has been transferred to a prison hospital in Žodzina, according to activist Maryna Nasenka.

Authorities block access to political prisoners

14.03.2018 Authorities block access to political prisoners

The administration of penal colony No. 9 in Horki, Mahilioŭ region, has not allowed representatives of the regional Public Monitoring Commission to meet with political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny, who is currently held in the facility, mspring.online said.

Amnesty International: Health concerns for prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka

13.03.2018 Amnesty International: Health concerns for prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka

23-year old Belarusian activist, Dzmitry Paliyenka, is serving a two-year prison sentence for peacefully opposing restrictions on cyclists. He is being exposed to conditions that exacerbate his asthma and denied medical treatment for an untreated wound. He is a prisoner of conscience.

Political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny beaten in prison, his life still at risk

07.02.2018 Political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny beaten in prison, his life still at risk

Political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny, currently held in penal colony No. 9 in Horki, has been reportedly beaten by his cellmate. This news raises serious concerns and fears for the prisoner’s life.

Political prisoner Ihar Komlik released before trial

03.10.2017 Political prisoner Ihar Komlik released before trial

Ihar Komlik, accountant of the Belarusian Independent Trade Union of Radio Electronic Industry (REP) and chairman of the union’s Minsk city branch, has been released from pre-trial detention in jail No. 1 in Minsk after spending two month awaiting trial in a criminal case the country’s human rights community said was politically motivated.

Bialiatski calls for respect for fundamental rights and freedoms of political prisoner Zhamchuzhny

25.09.2017 Bialiatski calls for respect for fundamental rights and freedoms of political prisoner Zhamchuzhny

Ales Bialiatski, head of the Human Rights Center "Viasna", has written to the Interior Ministry’s Department of Corrections urging to take immediate measures to ensure that political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny is held in conditions, which would guarantee his personal security and respect for fundamental rights and freedoms.

Amnesty International: Dzmitry Paliyenka is a prisoner of conscience

24.08.2017 Amnesty International: Dzmitry Paliyenka is a prisoner of conscience

Amnesty International believes that Dzmitry Paliyenka has been targeted by the authorities because of his peaceful activism and, as such, that he is a prisoner of conscience. Amnesty International urges the Belarusian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release him.

Political prisoner Viachaslau Kasinerau freed before trial

21.04.2017 Political prisoner Viachaslau Kasinerau freed before trial

Political prisoner Viachaslau Kasinerau has been released today, after the Maskoŭski District Court of Minsk ordered to replace his pre-trial detention by a release on own recognizance.

Statement: Release Political Prisoner Dzmitry Paliyenka

14.04.2017 Statement: Release Political Prisoner Dzmitry Paliyenka

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