Cases of libel of the president. Person(s) involved:

1. Aleh Minich

A Belarusian IT programmer from Grodno, one of the founders of Multclub, a series of satirical cartoons on current Belarusian issues. Chronicle of repression KGB officers visited the apartment of Minich on 16 August 2005. They rang the doorbell and introduced themselves as a television repairmen. Five KGB agents conducted search in the apartment. Aleh […]

2. Andrej Abozau

Андрэй Абозаў

Andrej Abozau is currently a webmaster of the page of the Third Way civil initiative. Chronicle of repression In August 2005 Andrej Abozau was charged under the article 367, part 1 of the Criminal Code (criticizing the honor and dignity of the President of Belarus). Reason for initiating the procedure were satirical cartoons that appeared […]

3. Nadzieya Grachukha

Nadzieya Grachukha is an opposition activist from Borisov. Chronicle of repression For the first time Nadzieya Grachukha was sentenced in a politically motivated case as a 17-year-old student. On 14 February 2000 in Minsk court building, she was considered guilty of committing an offense under the article 186, part 2 of the Criminal Code of […]

4. Pavel Morozov

Pavel Morozov was one of the suspects in a criminal case concerning the distribution on the Internet of satirical cartoons. The case was initiated in August 2005 by the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Minsk. Pavel Morozov at the time was coordinator of the  Third Way civil initiative. Chronicle of repression In August 2005 Pavel Morozov […]