Valery Molchanau died on 21 November in Borisov. He was 74 years old. Read More
Aliaksandr Molczanau tried to move to Minsk to find a job, but to do this he would have to get a permission from the militia, because he is under preventive supervision. Read More
On 15 November at the Registry Office in Borisov has married the former political prisoner Aliaksandr Malchanau. Read More
When I called to Borisov to former political prisoner Aliaksandr Malchanau, the district of Minsk faced a record heat wave. Hence, our conversation unwittingly moved from the dictatorship to the rivers and lakes of our country. But the heat was going to be short and life goes on, and so far there is no forecast for human rights in the country … Read More
Political prisoner Aliaksandr Mauchanau has been released. Aliaksandr Malchanau left the correctional colony early in the morning before the wake-up signal, though, human rights activists say, prisoners in colony No. 14 near Barysua are usually released after 11:00 am. Read More
After leaving prison Aliaksandr Malchanau will be under preventive supervision. Read More
His birthday Aleksandr Malchanau spent in a maximum security penal colony. Read More
Born on 22 June 1988 in Borisov. Former member of the Zubr youth opposition movement. His mother was reportedly dismissed from work for her son’s political activity. He studied at the Minsk International Humanities and Economics Institute. He was relegated from the Institute for his political activity.
Chronicle of repression
Aliaksandr was detained on 6 January 2011 in Borisov. He was charged with participation in the mass riots and with insulting national symbols. He was being held in custody in the KGB pre-trial prison. On 2 March he was sentencted to three years in prison. He served his sentence in the penal colony in Mahilou. Released on amnesty on 14 September 2011.
However, shortly afterwards against Aliaksandr was opened the second criminal proceeding. In November 2011 he was re-arrested in Borisov and was kept in temporary custody. This time the opposition leader was accused of stealing scrap metal. Aliaksandr could not find work because of the political process, no one wanted to hire him, so he earned for his and his parents living by collecting scrap metal. On 9 April 2012, he was sentenced to one year and six months of imprisonment in a maximum security colony. He was released on 13 July 2013.