List of the political prisoners in 2006 year

1. Astreika Mikalay

Mikalay Astreika was born on 11 November 1980 in Minsk. He graduated from high school, and then, from the Belarusian State University. Chronicle of repression In October 2005, Mikalay tried to register the social organization Partnership that would deal with an independent electoral observation, but the authorities did not register it. On  29 October the […]

2. Autukhovich Mikalay

A veteran of the war in Afghanistan, a successful entrepreneur and pro-democracy activist from Volkovysk. Born on 7 January 1963 in Volkovysk. He graduated from Vocational School No. 37 in the neighbouring village Bolszaja Bierestovitza, he was trained as a car mechanic. Since 1981, he served in the Army as a driver in the strategic […]

3. Azarka Nasta

A Belarusian poet and social activist. One of the people detained in “the case of the Young Front”. In 2004, recognized by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience. She was born on 4 December 1981 in the village Kvache. She graduated from high school No. 4 in Nesvizh and the Nesvizh Pedagogical State College, […]

4. Branickaja Enira

Enira Bronickaja was born on 31 August 1981 in Minsk. She graduated with honors from the law department  at the Belarusian State University (the BSU), and was admitted into the doctoral program. In the years 2004-2005 she was teaching on the BSU “Ideology of the Belarusian state.” She was actively involved in the activities of […]

5. Dashkievich Zmicer

Zmitser was born on 20 July 1981 in the village of Kushnery, Ivatsevichy district, Brest region. As a child, Zmitser lived in Magadan in Russia, later his family moved to the town of Staryja Darohi, Belarus. 

6. Dranchuk Tsimafei

Tsimafei Dranchuk was born on 5 August 1981 in Zaslavl, Minsk region. Tsimafei  is the leader of the unregistered Belarusian movement fighting for prisoner’s rights Over the Barrier. In 1996-1997 he attended the Belarus Humanities Lyceum (later Yakub Kolas National Lyceum). In 1999 he became a student of journalist faculty of the Belarusian State University. […]

7. Dzianisau Denis

Denis Dzianisau – the United Civil Party activist, participant of the tent camp organized on the Minsk October Square in March 2006 in protest against rigged presidential elections. The action lasted three days, until the arrest of all its participants. 

8. Elavaya Tatsiana

Tatsiana Elavaya – a well known Belarusian blogger. One of the organizers and participants of  the organized by the opposition tent city, a demonstration against electoral fraud in 2006. The demonstration took place on the October Square and lasted for more than three days, until all its participants were arrested. After 3 months of this […]

9. Finkievich Artur

Artur Finkievich was born on 8 February 1985 in Minsk. He graduated from the Minsk highschool No. 38, and began his studies at the Institute of Parliamentarism and Entrepreneurship. He studied there for 2 years, because he failed to pass his exams as he was arrested. Since 2001, he was a member of the Young […]

10. Gorieckij Borys

Borys Gorieckij is a Belarusian independent journalist and social activist. Born on 13 September 1987 in Minsk. He graduated from high school No. 121. He studied at the University of Technology at the Faculty of microelectronics. He was expelled from the University for participation in the opposition protests before the 2006 presidential elections. Later he […]

11. Jaskiewicz Mieczyslaw

Mieczyslaw Jaskiewicz is a chair of the Union of Poles in Belarus, branch in Hrodna. Chronicle of repression Mieczyslaw Jaskiewicz was arrested on 5 November 2006 on charges of initiating a fight at the bus stop. He was accused under the article 339, part 1 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus (hooliganism). […]

12. Kasparovich Zmicer

Zmicer Kasparovich is a youth activist from Minsk, member of the Belarusian Popular Front. He was born in 1983. On 28 September 2008 Zmicer Kasparovich together with Artur Finkievich and Tsimafei Dranchuk founded a youth movement Young Belarus.

13. Kazakou Aliaksandr

Aliaksandr  was a youth activist of the Zubr movement, which he joined while he was in high school. Aliaksandr was born in 1986 in Borisov. He studied computer science and radioelectronics at the Belarusian State University. He was also an active member of the Boy Scouts movement in Krupki.

14. Kazulin Aliaksandr

Born on 25 November 1955 in Minsk. Aliaksandr Kazulin is and one of the candidates who ran for the office of President of Belarus on 19 March 2006. He was a rector of the Belarusian State University from 1996 to 2003 and a government minister serving under the Belarus President Aliaksandr Lukashenko but in November 2003 […]

15. Krasouski Pavel

Pavel Krasouski was born in 1983. He is a resident of Zhodino. Chronicle of repression In 2006, Pavel was charged under the article 369 of the Criminal Code (insulting public officials). He was persecuted for publishing satirical cartoons of the representatives of the city authorities of Zhodino. Caricatures were found during the search conducted in […]

16. Kruk Ivan

Ivan Kruk was born on 27 October 1944 in the village of Kozan-Gorodok. He graduated from the Minsk school of militia, and later from the Kaliningrad State University. He is a lawyer with 30 years of experience. He was a deputy for the Ostroviec region. Member of the United Civic Party. During the 2006 election […]

17. Kryvincoj Alaksiej

Alaksiej Kryvincoj is a civil activist from Grodno.

18. Lavonau Yury

Yury Lavonau was born on 23 August 1961 in Kalinino in the Moscow Oblast. He graduated from the Moscow aviation institute, he served two years in the army. He served on the aerodromie in Russia, in 1991 he resigned. He has been a chairman of the organizing committee of the movement For a New Belarus […]

19. Liashkievich Siarhiej

Siargey Liashkievich  was born on 13 September 1978 in Lida. He graduated from the State University of Agriculture in Grodno. From 1977 he was a member of the Belarusian Popular Front. During the 2006 presidential elections, he was the head of the initiative group of presidential candidate Aliaksandr Milinkevich in Szczucin. He graduated from the […]

20. Lisichenok Siarhiej

A member of the Young Front organization. Chronicle of repression On 20 September 2006, Siarhiej was summoned to the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Belarus for a hearing considering the article 193, part 1 of the Criminal Code (acting on behalf of an unregistered organization).The criminal case was initiated in March 2006. Siarhiej had received […]

21. Lohinau Vadim

Vadim Lohinau is a civil activist from Grodno.

22. Lukashou Kastus

Brother of a well known Belarusian politician Vyacheslav Sivchik.

23. Marchyk Siarhiej

Siarhiej Marchyk is a young opposition activist from Baranavichy, a member of the Young Front. Chronicle of repression On 10 April 2006 the KGB in Baranovichy brought a criminal case under the article 193 part 1 (acting on behalf of an unregistered organization) against Siarhiej Marchyk. On 13 April the flats of Siarhiej Marchyk and the […]

24. Pushkin Ales

Belarusian opposition activist and artis.

25. Radziwil Yury

Yury Radziwil was Aliaksandr Kazulin’s campaign staff member. Chronicle of repression On 2 March 2006 Yury Radziwil was driving a car of candidate for president of the Republic of Belarus, Aliaksandr Kozulin when he was arrested by officers in plain clothes. A car driven by Yury, from which he filmed the mass detention and beatings […]

26. Razumov Mikalay

Mikalay Razumov – a resident of Orsha, one of the leaders of the Orsha Strike Committee in the first half of the 90’s, which organized mass protests of workers.

27. Sadouskaya Kaciaryna

Kaciaryna Sadouskaya was born on 28 January 1946 in Homel. After finishing school she found job in Svetlogorsk. After a year she moved to Minsk. She worked as a tram driver, at a communal farm and in a factory. Since 1988, engaged in human rights movement. In the mid-90’s, she started to cooperate with the […]

28. Sasim Mikita

Mikita Sasim was born in Baranovichi in the Brest region. He studied at the College of Light Industry. He was a member of the Zubr movement. Mikita Sasim participated in a number of opposition protests. He was excluded from the college in June 2004 due to his political activities. He was detained several times. At […]

29. Sdvizhkov Aliaksandr

Belarusian journalist. Born in 1959 in East Germany, in a military family. In 1981 he graduated from a linguistic department with a specialization in Spanish. Prior to his military service he was Spanish teacher in a school in Borisov. In the years 1985-1988 he served in the army.

30. Shalajka Aliaksandr

Aliaksandr Shalajka was born on 17 January 1977 in Minsk. He graduated with honors from high school and then from the Department of International Relations at the Belarusian State University. In 2001 he graduated from the Law Department. He worked at the National Academy of Sciences as a specialist responsible with the cooperation with UNESCO. […]

31. Suvorou Evgeni

Chronicle of repression Evgeni Suvorou was arrested by militia officers on 14 February 2006 in Mahilou for displaying a banner with the slogan calling for participation in the Day of Belarusian Solidarity. At first, he was charged with violation of the article 156 of the Administrative Code (petty hooliganism). Then Evgeni Suvorou was charged under the […]

32. Volchek Aleh

Aleh Volchek is a human rights activist and president of  the organization Legal Aid for Society. From 1998  till today, he is a member of the Central Committee of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada).

33. Zelyankov Eduard

Eduard Zelyankov is a youth opposition activist from the city Zhlobin. Chronicle of repression Eduard Zelyankov was arrested on 13 March 2006 for painting graffiti. He was charged under the article 193, part 1 (acting on behalf of an unregistered organization) and under the article 339 (hooliganism) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of […]

34. Zubro Zmicer

Zmicer Zubro was born in Borisov. In early 2000, he joined the youth movement Zubr. He was actively involved in politics since the age of 17. He graduated from the Polytechnic College in Borisov with the specialization engineer – mechanic.