Dzmitry Miadzvedz

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 contractor for the construction of an amusement park Sunny Valley. Later he launched his own business. He was never  involved in politics, and never belonged to any political party or political movement. During his stay in custody his wife and a newborn baby were waiting for him at home.

Chronicle of repression

On 19 December 2010 he and his eldest son participated in the protest in the Independence Square. They both were arrested and sentenced to 10 days in jail. After serving the sentence, Dzmitry was re-arrested and placed in the detention center in Minsk on Volodarski street. On 6 January 2011 he was charged under  the art. 293 of the Criminal Code (mass riot). He was sentenced on 10 March 2011 by the Moscow District Court in Minsk to three years of imprisonment in suspension.


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