Borys Gorieckij

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 studied at the University of Bialystok (2006) and the Vilnius Pedagogical University (2007).Since 2000 he was a member of the Young Front, since February 2002 he was a member of the Young Front’s council and the secretary of the organization Belarus – to Europe! From 2004 he served as a secretary of the Young Front and since January 2005 as a spokesperson. He actively participated in the 2006 presidential elections. He was a member of election campaign team of Aliaksandr Milinkevich. Since February 2007, he was the coordinator of the Show Belarushchyny. Since September 2007 he has been a journalist for Radio Racyja (Bialystok, Poland).

He was detained several times for taking part in opposition meetings and demonstrations.

Chronicle of repression

After a presidential campaign in 2006, Borys Gorieckij and other leaders of the Young Front – Zmicer Dashkievich and Aleh Korban were charged under the article 193, part 1 (acting on behalf of an unregistered organization). However, only the case of Zmicer Dashkievich went to court. In 2006 Gorieckij participated in the Kalinowski  scholarship program. He studied in Bialystok, Poland  but resigned after a few months of study and left for Belarus. In March 2007 Goreckij was again accused of involvement in the activities of an unregistered organization. On 29 May 2008, he was sentenced to a fine of 30 minimal wages.

Cases, concerning this person:

Other political prisoners

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  • Mikita Likhavid
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