List of the political prisoners in 1997 year

1. Bondarau Ales

Ales Bondarau is a citizen of Minsk, a physicist by profession. He was one of the first political prisoners in modern history of Belarus. He was convicted for taking part in the the Day of Will – Belarusian Independence Day on 23 March 1997 at which demonstrators and militia clashed. Chronicle of repression On 1 […]

2. Kabanchuk Vadim

He was born in Bobruisk. In the 90’s he was an activist of the Young Front. He graduated from the Belarusian Polytechnical Academy. On 27 March 1998, he was sentenced to three years imprisonment, suspended for two years. Chronicle of repression Vadim Kabanchuk was arrested in 1997 and placed in the Volodarka prison, where he […]

3. Kijko Ryhor

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 […]

4. Koval Ales

In the 90’s Ales worked in the Minsk subway, was one of the first people convicted for political reasons in Belarus. Chronicle of repression He was arrested after the Day of the Will in 1997 in Minsk. The march on the occasion of the Day of the Will ended while demonstrators clashed with militia. Officers […]

5. Kudzinau Uladzimir

A former Member of the Supreme Soviet, a businessman, he collaborated with the social organization Civil Action, which was one of the initiators of impeachment of Lukashenko in November 1996. Member of the United Civic Party. During the referendum in 1996 he prepared protocols enumerating many violations that took place in his constituency, these materials […]

6. Labkovich Vadim

Vadim Labkovich was born in 1981 in Minsk. In 1996 he joined the Young Front, he later left the organization. He was working in the press office of the Belarusian Popular Front Party. Currently he rarely participates in the actions of the opposition. He has been working in a furniture company, and studies economy at a […]

7. Liavonau Vasil

Vasil Liavonau is a former Minister of Agriculture. Before becoming minister, he was a sales representative of Belarus in Germany. Since then, Vasil Liavonau was familiar with the President of Belarus, Aliaksandr Lukashenko, who at that time was a head of the state farm ‘Gorodiec’. During the first presidential election in Belarus in 90’s, Vasil […]

8. Lysko Uladzimir

Uladzimir Lysko was born on 20 July 1957 in Borisov. After graduation, he enrolled in technical college where he studied Geophysics. In 1975, he was drafted into the army, he served three years in the Baltic Fleet. After serving in the Army and graduating from technical school, he moved to Minsk, where he started to […]

9. Podhol Uladzimir

Uladzimir Podhol – a political scientist and journalist. Born on 22 December 1952, in Vitebsk. He graduated from physical education high school and afterwards from the Faculty of Philosophy at the Belarusian State University. Worked as an assistant professor. Member of the BPF party.

10. Sarokin Anatol

Anatol Sarokin was arrested after the Day of the Will in 1997 in Minsk. Chronicle of repression The march on the occasion of the Day of the Will that took place on 23 March 1997 ended while demonstrators clashed with militia. Officers tried to stop the demonstrators and do not allow them to reach the […]

11. Sharamet Pavel

A well known Belarusian and Russian journalist. He was born on 28 November 1971 in Minsk. He studied at the Belarusian State University at the History Department. After receiving his bachelor degree he continued his studies at the Faculty of International Economic Relations (thesis topic: Offshore business). Until 1992 he worked at the bank, he […]

12. Starovoytov Vasil

Vasil Starovoytov was born on 13 June 1924 in the village of Borok in Belarus. Before the outbreak of the World War II, he graduated from the school for obstetricians. After the liberation of Belarus he became the Communist Party member. He has worked in the Communist Youth Union of the Republic of Belarus, as […]

13. Szydlovski Aliaksandr

Born on 27 December 1978 in Stowbtsy. One of the first political prisoners of the post- independence Belarus and co-founder of the Young Front and Zubr movements. Studied journalism at the Belarusian State University.

14. Zavatski Zmicer

He was born on 28 August 1972, he disappeared without a trace on 7 July 2000 year. Belarusian journalist and TV operator. He studied at the Institute of Culture. From 1989 he worked in the Belarusian television. In 1994-1997, he was a personal cameraman of the President of Belarus Aliaksandr Lukashenko. Until 1997, he worked […]