Uladzimir Salaviej

A citizen of Ukraine, participant of the Chernobyl Path in 1996, an annual demonstration that takes place in commemoration of the Chernobyl nuclear accident. Member of the UNA-UNSO (Ukrainian National Assembly – Ukrainian National Self Defence). He was born in 1943 in a small town of Saratov, Russia. The professional military, the participant of war in Afghanistan and Georgia, a liquidator of the Chernobyl disaster

Chronicle of repression

Uladzimir Salaviej was detained by militia officers in plain clothes in the center of Minsk on 26 April 1996, during the Chernobyl Path. During the march, the militia did not allow people to walk on the main street of the Belarusian capital, which on several occasions lead to fights between the participants of the march and officers. He was kept in the Minsk detention center (the Volodarka prison). For some time he shared a cell with Vyacheslav Sivchyk, a coordinator of Razam movementHe refused to use Russian during the trial, he was speaking in Ukrainian. In August 1996, he was sentenced by a Minsk court to 2 years and 6 months in a penal colony. The sentence was delivered by judge  Grigory Kozyrickij, Sergei Tielezewicz served as a persecutor. He was released from prison on amnesty on 24 December 2007.  On 22 January 2007 at the age of 61 he died after a long and serious illness. He was buried in the cemetery in Kiev.





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Other political prisoners

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  • Uladzimir Niklajeu
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