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In custody: 782 days
folder Categories of cases: Election campaign
Hometown: Nyasvizh
Date of birth 05.01.1967
Address for letters: IK №15, 212013, Mogilev, p/o Veyno, Slavgorodskoye shosse 183
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On August 6, in the court of the Leninsky district of Minsk, the chairman of the United Civil Party (UCP), a member of the main composition of the Coordinating Council Nikolai Kozlov, was sentenced to three months of arrest. He was found guilty under Part 1 of Art. 407 of the Criminal Code for disclosing data in a criminal case against the Coordinating Council, but the specific episodes of the charge are unknown, since the trial was held behind closed doors. Released on March 26, 2022 at the end of his term. At the end of July 2022, he was detained again. According to the indictment, on August 23, 2020, Kozlov, Kovaleva and Alekseeva “publicly shouted slogans, applauded loudly, were on the roadway, which blocked and impeded the movement of transport in Minsk, including the urban passenger transport of Minsktrans.”

Trial outcome 03.11.2022:

The first sentence is 3 months of arrest .

The second sentence is 2 years of imprisonment in a colony under general regime conditions.

After the sentence comes into effect, it is only possible to write letters to a prisoner. According to article 85 of the Penal Enforcement Code, prisoners cannot receive money transfers from persons who are not family members. Parcels are also only possible from relatives. If you want to help, help families directly, if this option is available on the prisoner's card.
Sergey Leonidovich Tikhanovsky
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In custody: 1483 days
folder Categories of cases: Election campaign
Hometown: Gomel
Date of birth 18.08.1978
Number of children: 2 children
Guardian: Olga Zazulinskaya
Address for letters: Turma №8, Zhodino, Sovetskaya ul. 22A, 222163
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Popular Belarusian blogger and creator of the “Country for Life” channel on YouTube.

Sergei expressed his desire to run for president. However, before the start of the election campaign, he was arrested for organizing an unauthorized event. His wife, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, submitted documents to the CEC using a power of attorney, but he was not registered as a candidate due to the absence of his signature on the power of attorney. Then his wife was registered as a candidate herself. After his release, Sergei became Svetlana Tikhanovskaya’s confidant and participated in the collection of signatures. He was detained during the picket and convicted on several criminal charges.

In January 2023, Sergei was charged with another charge for “malicious disobedience to the requirements of the administration of a correctional institution,” and he was additionally sentenced to 1.5 years in prison.

Trial outcome 27.02.2023:

(1) 18 years of imprisonment under enhanced security conditions;

(2) 1.5 years of imprisonment in a colony under enhanced security conditions;

by total addition: 19.5 years of imprisonment under strict security conditions

After the sentence comes into effect, it is only possible to write letters to a prisoner. According to article 85 of the Penal Enforcement Code, prisoners cannot receive money transfers from persons who are not family members. Parcels are also only possible from relatives. If you want to help, help families directly, if this option is available on the prisoner's card.
Nikolai Viktorovich Statkevich
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In custody: 1481 day
folder Categories of cases: Election campaign
Hometown: Minsk
Date of birth 12.08.1956
Address for letters: IK-13, Glubokoye, Sovetskaya 205, 211791
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The politician was detained on May 31, 2020 on the way to the election picket of presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. Initially, Nikolai received 30 days of administrative arrest, but was never released. He was subsequently convicted in a criminal case for “organizing mass riots.”

 

Trial outcome 14.12.2021:

14 years of imprisonment under special regime conditions

After the sentence comes into effect, it is only possible to write letters to a prisoner. According to article 85 of the Penal Enforcement Code, prisoners cannot receive money transfers from persons who are not family members. Parcels are also only possible from relatives. If you want to help, help families directly, if this option is available on the prisoner's card.
Eduard Viktorovich Babariko
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In custody: 1463 days
folder Categories of cases: Babariko case, Election campaign
Hometown: Minsk
Date of birth 30.01.1990
Family members: Victor Dmitrievich Babariko
Address for letters: IK №2, 213800, Bobruysk, ul. Sikorskogo, 1
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The head of Viktor Babariko’s initiative group was detained on June 18, 2020, when he was heading to the Central Election Commission to submit the collected signatures. The arrest was made by the Department of Financial Investigations of the State Control Committee. On the same day he was placed in a KGB pre-trial detention center.

The political prisoner was imprisoned without trial for a record long period (more than 3 years). According to the charges, he assisted Sergei Tikhanovsky in organizing mass unrest and evaded paying taxes from 2012 to 2022.

Edward did not admit his guilt in full.

He graduated from BSEU with a degree in Economics and Enterprise Management and managed the crowdfunding platforms Ulej and MolaMola. In his free time he enjoys horse riding and diving.

Trial outcome 05.07.2023:

8 years of imprisonment in a maximum security colony

After the sentence comes into effect, it is only possible to write letters to a prisoner. According to article 85 of the Penal Enforcement Code, prisoners cannot receive money transfers from persons who are not family members. Parcels are also only possible from relatives. If you want to help, help families directly, if this option is available on the prisoner's card.
Victor Dmitrievich Babariko
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In custody: 1463 days
folder Categories of cases: Babariko case, Election campaign
Hometown: Minsk
Date of birth 09.11.1963
Family members: Eduard Viktorovich Babariko
Address for letters: IK No. 1, 211440, Novopolotsk, st. Technical, 8
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The banker, a prominent public figure and presidential candidate, was detained along with his son while on his way to the Central Election Commission to submit the collected signatures.

Victor was convicted under articles 235 and 430 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus.

Trial outcome 06.07.2021:

14 years of imprisonment under enhanced security conditions

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Ksenia Olegovna Lutskina
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In custody: 1276 days
folder Categories of cases: Election campaign, Journalistic work
Hometown: Minsk
Date of birth 14.02.1984
Number of children: 1 child
Address for letters: IK-4, ul. Antoshkina, 3, 246035, Gomel
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Former TV journalist for Belteleradiocompany. Member of the Coordination Council. She was detained on December 22, 2020 in the “Press Club” case, but after the closure of this case, Ksenia was charged with new charges under Art. 357 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus.

03.06.2022 As of May 29, 2022, chamber 97
12.02.2022 As of 02/08/2022, chamber 82
15.12.2021 As of 12/05/2021, cell 74.
25.09.2021 Chamber 94 from about September 10-15
19.07.2021 Transferred to cell 82 SIZO-1
05.06.2021 Middle name Ksenia Olegovna, cell 86 in SIZO-1

Trial outcome 28.09.2022:

8 years of imprisonment in a general regime colony

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Pavel Konstantinovich Severinets
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In custody: 1474 days
folder Categories of cases: Election campaign
Hometown: Minsk
Date of birth 30.12.1976
Number of children: 1 child
Address for letters: Turma №1, Grodno, Kirova 1, 230023
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The opposition politician, co-founder of the BCD party, was detained by police on June 7, 2020 on his way home. Spent 75 days under administrative arrest. Pavel was convicted in a criminal case for mass riots.

On June 21, 2023, a trial was held in Shklov to change the regime of detention. Judge Alexander Tarakanov decided to transfer the politician to prison for a period of three years .

On July 10, 2023, it became known that the political prisoner was transferred from Correctional Colony No. 17 to Prison No. 1 .

Trial outcome 25.05.2021:

7 years of imprisonment in a maximum security colony

After the sentence comes into effect, it is only possible to write letters to a prisoner. According to article 85 of the Penal Enforcement Code, prisoners cannot receive money transfers from persons who are not family members. Parcels are also only possible from relatives. If you want to help, help families directly, if this option is available on the prisoner's card.
Rostislav Olegovich Stefanovich
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In custody: 1360 days
folder Categories of cases: Election campaign
Hometown: Minsk
Date of birth 12.05.1988
Number of children: 2 children
Address for letters: IK №17, 213004, Shklov, ul. 1-ya Zavodskaya, 8
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A member of the expanded Coordination Council, he was detained and beaten by riot police on September 29, 2020.

Accused of participating in “radical” telegram channels.

Trial outcome 19.07.2021:

8 years in a medium-security prison

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Maxim Aleksandrovich Znak
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In custody: 1380 days
folder Categories of cases: Election campaign
Hometown: Minsk
Date of birth 04.09.1981
Address for letters: IK №3
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Lawyer and member of the presidium of the Coordination Council for the Resolution of the Political Crisis.

Maxim was detained on September 9, 2020 and charged with conspiracy and extremist activities, including public calls to seize power and actions threatening national security, using the media and the Internet.

Trial outcome 06.09.2021:

10 years imprisonment in a maximum security colony

After the sentence comes into effect, it is only possible to write letters to a prisoner. According to article 85 of the Penal Enforcement Code, prisoners cannot receive money transfers from persons who are not family members. Parcels are also only possible from relatives. If you want to help, help families directly, if this option is available on the prisoner's card.
Maria Aleksandrovna Kalesnikava
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In custody: 1382 days
folder Categories of cases: Election campaign
Hometown: Minsk
Date of birth 24.04.1982
Address for letters: IK-4, ul. Antoshkina, 3, 246035, Gomel
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Member of the Presidium of the Coordination Council, head of the election headquarters of Viktor Babariko.

She was kidnapped on September 7, 2020 and forcibly brought to the Belarusian-Ukrainian border for deportation from the country. There Maria tore up her passport and refused to leave Belarus.

On September 9, 2020, it became known about the arrest and detention.

Trial outcome 06.09.2021:

11 years of imprisonment in a general regime colony

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Andrey Vladimirovich Dmitriev
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In custody: 480 days
folder Categories of cases: Election campaign, Protests 2020, Minsk
Hometown: Minsk
Date of birth 12.05.1981
Number of children: 3 children
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Former presidential candidate, detained in a criminal case.

Andrey Dmitriev is the co — founder and co-chairman of the «‎Govori pravdu»‎ association.

In 2021, the association «‎Govori pravdu» was searched, after which the current account of the organization were blocked, and the office was sealed. On August 12, 2021, Dmitriev was detained for a short time, but then released.

The man was detained again on January 11, 2023 and put in the pre-trial detention center «‎SIZO -1». The Investigative Committee reported that Dmitriev participated in the post-election protests of 2020, therefore he became a suspect under Article 342 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus.

On April 20, 2024, he was released after fully serving the sentence imposed by the court.

Trial outcome 06.04.2023:

1.5 years of imprisonment in a penal colony.

Valery Vilyamovich Tsepkalo
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Belarusian statesman, diplomat, initiator and creator of the Hi-Tech Park. Member of the 2020 presidential campaign.

Trial outcome 07.04.2023:

17 years in prison in absentia.

Svetlana Georgievna Tikhanovskaya
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Candidate for the presidency of the Republic of Belarus in the 2020 elections. After the announcement of the official results, protests began. Tikhanovskaya announced the usurpation of power by the incumbent president and called for new and fair elections. On August 11, 2020, Tikhanovskaya left Belarus. Her husband Sergei Tikhanovsky, a blogger and politician, was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Pavel Latushko, Olga Kovalkova, Maria Moroz, Sergei Dylevsky were tried in the same criminal case. In total, they were charged with 12 articles.

On January 11, Svyatlana Tikhanovskaya applied to the Minsk City Court demanding that she be granted the right to familiarize herself with the materials of the case in her trial in absentia. She also notified the court that she was going to exercise her right to a lawyer. She also wrote to the Minsk City and Republican Bar Associations that she wanted to contact the lawyer assigned to her and work out a position.

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya stressed that she considers the procedure of trial in absentia a violation of basic human rights and freedoms.

Trial outcome 06.03.2023:

15 years of imprisonment in a colony "in absentia"

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In custody: 116 days
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Hometown: Minsk
Was in: SIZO-1SIZO-1, Minsk 2 Volodarskogo St., 220030
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He was one of the coordinators of the headquarters of Viktor Babariko in the presidential elections and a member of the Coordinating Council. The first time was detained in 2020. On August 28, 2020, he was detained and placed in custody, and on November 12 he was released under the guarantee of Voskresensky.
The second time Vitaly was detained in July 2021. Convicted on August 9, 2021. Entrepreneur, businessman, event manager, organized large corporate events.

Trial outcome 09.08.2021:

5 years of restriction of liberty without a referral .

Alana Tadege Gebremariam
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In custody: 748 days
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Hometown: Minsk
Date of birth 07.03.1997
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Activist of the Belarusian Students' Association and the Youth Bloc, member of the Coordination Council. Was detained on November 12, 2020. Charges indicted: Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them.

On November 30, 2022, she was released upon completion of the sentence.

Trial outcome 16.07.2021:

2.5 years of imprisonment in a general regime colony

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