Former political prisoner Ryhor Kiyko died of cancer on October 3, according to civil society activist Halina Siuchyk. Read More
Ryhor Kijko – an artist, a painter, an activist of the Belarusian Popular Front party (BPF). He was born on 27 June in the village of Celujkovo, in Ukraine, in a family of teachers. His family later moved to Belarus, his mother’s homeland. In 1980 he graduated from the Belarusian Art Institute. He is a member of the Belarusian Union of Artists. Ryhor works in the BPF movement from its very beginning. In the late 1990s the party’s conservative wing split from the main BPF to found an independent political party – the Conservative Christian Party BPF which Ryhor joined. He has participated in many street actions. He is an academic, and continues his work as an artist.
Ryhor Kijko died of cancer on October 3, 2014.