List of the political prisoners in 2011 year

1. Alinevich Ihar

Ihar Alinevich was born on 24 September 1984. He graduated from the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, earning an engineering degree in electronics. He was involved in the work on the construction of Russian-Belarusian satellite. During his studies he took a year off to work on a cruise ship in the Caribbean Sea. […]

2. Baranovich Sviatoslav

Born on 18 April 1986 in the province of Vileyka in the district of Minsk. By the time of the arrest he was living in Minsk, he worked as a construction worker. Chronicle of repression Sviatoslav participated in the protests against the rigged elections on 19 December 2010 in Minsk. He was arrested and charged […]

3. Bialiatski Ales

Ales Bialiatski is a Belarusian political activist known for his work for the Viasna Human Rights Centre, of which he is currently the head. He is the vice president of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH). Bialiatski has received the Homo Homini Award and the Per Anger Prize for his efforts in promoting human […]

4. Daronin Dzmitry

A resident of Minsk. Born on 19 April 1982. He graduated from a vocational school, was interested in computer science. He worked as a locksmith in the Minsk Motor Plant. He grew up in a large family. His father has the 1st group of disability, therefore Dzmitry was the main breadwinner in the family and […]

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. Drozd Dzmitry

Born on 26 March 1973 in the village of Drazdy (which became a part of Minsk in 1976). In 1992, Drozd graduated from the Minsk Technological School as a specialist in phototechnique. In 2005, he graduated from the historical faculty of the Belarusian State University where he studied museum management and protection of historical and cultural […]

7. Hnyedchyk Aleh

Born on 22 November 1986. In 2003-2005, he was repeatedly arrested and convicted for his activities as a member of the Young Front youth movement. During the 2010 presidential election, he  was a member of election campaign team of  Uladzimir Niklajeu. Chronicle of repression In July 2003, when Aleh Hnyedchyk was still a minor he was detained […]

8. Kavalenka Siarhiej

Born on 16 January 1975. He is a Belarusian political activist and member of the Conservative Christian Party of the Belarusian People’s Front from Vitebsk. Siarhiej received his education in engineering and programming. Later, he became an entrepreneur, runs company renovating premises. He has two kids. Chronicle of repression On 7 January 2010, on the Orthodox […]

9. Kazakou Siarhiej

Born on 12 February 1992 in Leninogorsk, Russia. Later moved to Minsk with his mother. Activist of the European Belarus civil campaign. He graduated from high school No. 85 in Minsk. He is passionate  with music, he participated in several music competitions. Self taught himself to play guitar and bass guitar, he was the guitarists […]

10. Kirkievich Ales

The deputy chair and Hrodna leader of the Young Front. Born in 1989 in Hrodna, in the family of historians. Former student of the History Faculty of the Hrodna State University. Chronology of repression Participant of the 19 December 2010 rally. Detained during the 24 December solidarity picket outside the Okrestina detention center. Sentenced to […]

11. Kviatkievich Aliaksandr

Born on 4 February 1987 in a family of workers. He has helped his mother in her work and household since childhood. Kviatkievich finished secondary school No. 168, and then a vocational school, where he received the qualification of a joiner and machine operator. He worked at a plant, producing compressors for cars. Chronicle of […]

12. Loban Uladzimir

Born on 16 January 1978 in the town of Khoiniki, Homel region. After the Chernobyl disaster, his family moved to Vitebsk region. Graduate of the Belarusian State Technology University. Not affiliated with any political movement. Chronicle of repression Detained during the dispersal of the 19 December rally and sentenced to 10 days of arrest in […]

13. Malchanau Aliaksandr

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 […]

14. Matsukevich Vital

Born on 2 May 1987. He graduated from the school No. 138 in Minsk. He studied economics and law at the Belarusian Institute of Jurisprudence. He did not participate in any political movements.

15. Miadzvedz Dzmitry

Dzmitry was born on 16 January 1960 in Minsk. He graduated from the National Technical University with specialization in electrical engineering. For some time he worked as a scholar, later in the construction industry. He participated in the construction of many famous buildings built in the capital of Belarus, for example, he was the general […]

16. Mirzajanau Fiodar

Born on 9 December 1990 in the town of Baranavichy in the Brest region. When he was a student he was an active participant of educational contests in history, computer science and geography that were held in the town, the region and the country. In 2008 he entered the Faculty of Management at the Belarusian […]

17. Niklajeu Uladzimir

Was born on 9 July 1946 in Smarhon. He is a Belarusian politician, poet and writer. Uladzimir Niklajeu spent his childhood in village Kreva.  From 1962 till 1966 Uladzimir Niklajeu was a student of the Higher State Communications College.  In 1969 Uladzimir entered the Department of Philology of the Minsk Pedagogical Institute (graduated in 1973). In […]

18. Pazniak Andrej

Andrej was born on 20 May 1977 in Zhodino. He worked for 14 years as an electrician. He was never involved in politics, and did not belong to any political party or political organization. From teenage years he was interested in football. His father was a well-known Belarusian football coach. Chronicle of repression Detained on […]

19. Poczobut Andrzej

Born on 16 April 1973 in Vyalikaya Byerastavitsa. He is a Belarusian and Polish journalist, blogger and activist of the Polish minority in Belarus. He lives in Grodno, Belarus. He worked as a journalist for several Belarusian media – Pahonia, Dien, Miestnoje Wriemia, Narodnaja Volia, Głos znad Niemna and Magazyn Polski.

20. Prakapenka Arciom

Arciom Prakapenka was born on 27 July 1990. Arciom comes from Grodno and studied in Bobruisk. He is an anarchist activist. Chronicle of repression Arciom Prakapenka, Jauhien Vaskovich and Pavel Syramolatau were sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment for attack on the Babruisk KGB office in October 2011. Babruisk court considered them guilty of malicious […]

21. Pratasenia Andrej

Andrej was born on 12 December 1981. He studied applied mathematics at the Belarusian State University. He worked as an IT programmer. He was involved in charity work, he was helping people suffering from serious health problems to collect funds for their medical treatment. In November 2010,  a month prior to the events on the Independence […]

22. Sakret Jauhien

Jauhien Sakret was born on 3 October 1966 in Minsk. After graduating from the high school No. 110, he served in the army. He graduated from the Technological Institute of Forestry (now the Belarusian State University of Technology). Jauhien Sakret is the author of poems and prose, his works have been published in periodicals. During […]

23. Syramolatau Pavel

Born in April 1991 in Bobruisk, Mahilou region. He graduated from a vocational school. He had no specific political views neither did he belong to any political party. He worked as a turner in a metallurgical plant. At the same time he enrolled in the Technical High School of Chemistry. He is interested in computer […]

24. Us Dzmitry

Dzmitry was born on 10 June, 1971 in Minsk. He graduated from the Juridical Faculty of the Hrodna State University. Dzmitry worked at the Integral plant in Minsk as a construction worker. He has headed the Trivium publishing house since 1992.

25. Vaskovich Jauhien

Jauhien Vaskovich was born on 26 February 1990 in Bobruisk  in the family of workers. He studied journalism in absentia at the Faculty of Philosophy of the State University in Mahilou. He worked for the newspaper the Bobruisk Courier. Jauhien Vaskovich is a member of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Party from Bobruisk. Chronology of repression Jauhien took part […]