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Alexander Borisovich Mantsevich
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In custody: 354 days
folder Categories of cases: Journalistic work
Hometown: Maladzyechna
Date of birth 05.08.1958
Address for letters: IK -22, p.o.b 20, Brest region, Ivatsevichi, st. Domanovo, 225295
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Editor-in-Chief of the «Regianalnaya Gazeta».

«Regianalnaya Gazeta» is an independent publication covering events in four districts of the Minsk region (Molodechno, Vileika, Myadel and Volozhin) and three districts of the Grodno region (Smorgon, Oshmyansky, Ostrovetsky).

In 2022, the materials of the site were recognized as extremist materials in the Republic of Belarus. law enforcement officials claim that the man will be tried for the published texts.

On January 23, 2024, the appeal hearing was held, the verdict came into force

Trial outcome 02.11.2023:

4 years of imprisonment in a general regime 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.
Vyacheslav Dmitrievich Lazarev
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In custody: 388 days
folder Categories of cases: Journalistic work
Hometown: Vitebsk
Date of birth 29.08.1976
Number of children: 1 child
Family members: Tatiana Leonidovna Pytko
Address for letters: IK №15, 212013, Mogilev, p/o Veyno, Slavgorodskoye shosse 183
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He's a Journalist. Vyacheslav is charged with facilitating extremist activities.

At first Lazarev was taken to the Investigative Committee, and for almost a day his family did not know about his future fate. Now he is being held in the Vitebsk pre-trial detention center-2 («SIZO-2»).

The court of first instance sentenced Lazarov to five and a half years in prison in a maximum security colony, finding him guilty under the article on creating an “extremist formation” or participating in it (Article 361-1 of the Criminal Code). The Supreme Court changed the sentence to 5 years of imprisonment in a general regime colony.

Trial outcome 25.09.2023:

5 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.
Pavel Vasilievich Podobed
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In custody: 408 days
folder Categories of cases: Journalistic work
Hometown: Minsk
Date of birth 13.05.1979
Address for letters: Turma №4, Mogilev, Krupskaya 99A, 212011
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Operator. Pavel collaborated with independent media. Earlier, the journalist was repeatedly detained while covering political actions in Belarus, including after 2020. As part of the criminal case, he was detained on February 9 after a search of his house, during which mobile phones and a video camera were removed. Subsequently, it became known that Pavel was charged under Part 1 of Art. 361-1 of the Criminal Code.

21.02.2023 Detained on January 20, 23, placed in the Zaslavsky District Department of Internal Affairs, at 01.01. F. Skorina, 20. They detained the KGB, near the car, in the district of Zaslavl. I received the first 15 days for a repost from the Radio Liberty website from 2017.

Trial outcome 30.06.2023:

4 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.
Larisa Fyodorovna Shchiryakova
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In custody: 453 days
folder Categories of cases: Journalistic work
Hometown: Gomel
Date of birth 13.04.1973
Number of children: 1 child
Address for letters: IK-4, ul. Antoshkina, 3, 246035, Gomel
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In 2021, she publicly announced that she was retiring from journalism. She explained her departure by the fact that she already had enough harassment for work without accreditation.

According to police reports, the courts punished the journalist with administrative fines more than forty times, including for covering post-election protests. Only days of detention were not appointed, because Shchiryakova alone raised a juvenile son.

In 2022, in September, after the arrest of a former colleague in the journalistic workshop, Yevgeny Merkisa Shchiryakova, in her posts on social networks, raised issues of keeping a journalist in a pre-trial detention center, posted messages on her pages in social networks about solidarity actions with Yevgeny, which were organized abroad.

After Larisa's detention, her son was taken to an orphanage right from school.

According to the materials of the case, Larisa Shchiryakova allegedly placed information on the Internet that discredited the Republic of Belarus. She is also accused of “collecting, creating, processing, storing and transmitting information for Vesna” and “Belsat”.

Trial outcome 31.08.2023:

3.5 years in prison in a penal 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.
Ivan Borisovich Muravyov
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In custody: 549 days
folder Categories of cases: Journalistic work
Hometown: Minsk
Date of birth 23.11.1978
Address for letters: IK №2, 213800, Bobruysk, ul. Sikorskogo, 1
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Ivan Muravyov is 43 years old. At one time, he was at the origins of the STV TV channel, but for the last ten years he has been engaged in managing the famous hookah bar «Kaliannaya No. 1» on Karl Marx Street.

Detained the Investigative Committee in a hookah bar. Muravyov did not participate in the protests of 2020 (but he had an administrative arrest. He turned out to be a random victim who was dragged out of the car by law enforcement officers during the protests).

The trial was held behind closed doors.

Trial outcome 26.12.2022:

2,5 years of imprisonment in a penal colony of general regime.

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.
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In custody: 626 days
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Hometown: Minsk
Date of birth 04.04.1989
Address for letters: IK No. 1, 211440, Novopolotsk, st. Technical, 8
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he is a journalist, editor of special projects of ABW.bу.

He was detained for participating in protest actions 2020.

Trial outcome:

2.5 years of imprisonment in a penal 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.
Alexander Nikolaevich Lubenchuk
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In custody: 647 days
folder Categories of cases: Journalistic work
Hometown: Minsk
Date of birth 01.09
Guardian: Artsiom Prypisnou
Address for letters: IK №15, 212013, Mogilev, p/o Veyno, Slavgorodskoye shosse 183
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He is a journalist, he was detained on May 26, 2022 after a search.

At the moment, the journalist has been charged, but the exact criminal article incriminated by Lyubenchuk is unknown (the lawyer is under a non-disclosure agreement).

Trial outcome 27.10.2022:

3 years of imprisonment in a penal colony of general regime.

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.
Konstantin Vladimirovich Zolotykh
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In custody: 655 days
folder Categories of cases: Journalistic work
Hometown: Minsk
Date of birth 05.07.1969
Number of children: 1 child
Address for letters: IK No. 1, 211440, Novopolotsk, st. Technical, 8
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The director of the newspaper «Belarusians and the Market», was detained on May 18, 2022 after a search in the editorial office.

Trial outcome 06.04.2023:

4 years of imprisonment in a penal colony of general regime.

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.
Dmitry Mikhailovich Luksha
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In custody: 723 days
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Hometown: Minsk
Date of birth 31.07.1989
Address for letters: IK №17, 213004, Shklov, ul. 1-ya Zavodskaya, 8
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Former presenter of the program «Zone X» on the TV channel «Belarus 1» and freelance correspondent of the Kazakh TV channel «Khabar 24». The reason for the detention was his story on the channel.

In addition to imprisonment, Dmitry was awarded a penalty of 16 000 BYN.

Trial outcome 02.12.2022:

4 years of imprisonment in a penal colony of general regime.

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.
Yury Yurievich Gontsarevich
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In custody: 676 days
Hometown: Baranovichi
Date of birth 12.04.1999
Address for letters: IK №3
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«Intex-press» journalist from Baranovichi.

He was detained on April 27, 2022. On April 29, he was sentenced to 10 days of arrest.

About a week after the journalist's detention, a fragment of a video from his interrogation and information about the reason for Gontsarevich's detention appeared in the telegram channels supporting the current government in the Republic of Belarus: he allegedly photographed Russian military equipment and sent pictures to the media, recognized by the Belarusian authorities as extremist.

Trial outcome:

2,5 years of imprisonment in a penal colony of general regime.

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.
Andrey Alexeyevich Kuznechik
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In custody: 829 days
folder Categories of cases: Journalistic work
Hometown: Minsk
Date of birth 29.12.1978
Address for letters: IK No. 1, 211440, Novopolotsk, st. Technical, 8
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He is an independent journalist, works for «Radio Svaboda».

He was detained on November 25, sentenced to 10 days of arrest, but on December 5 he was not released and again received 10 days of arrest. But on December 15, Andrei was not released, having received another 10 days of arrest. Then a criminal case was opened against him.

Trial outcome:

6 years of imprisonment in a penal colony of strict regime.

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 Viktorovich Satsuk
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In custody: 816 days
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Hometown: Minsk
Date of birth 15.04.1968
Address for letters: IK №15, 212013, Mogilev, p/o Veyno, Slavgorodskoye shosse 183
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He is an investigative journalist, editor of the Belarusian portal «Ezhednevnik»‎ (ej.by ).

Was detained on December 8, 2021. Earlier, Sergei had already been detained in the period from March 25 to April 4, 2020.

Some human rights organizations regarded the repression as evidence of a political motive in the persecution of a journalist aimed at forcing him to stop or change the nature of his activities to disseminate information about corruption.

The reason for the prosecution of the journalist, according to Satsuk's colleagues, were high-profile investigations, primarily concerning large-scale corruption in the medical field. Based on the facts obtained, he told about unprecedented «kickbacks»‎ for the supply of expensive equipment; about the purchase of an unregistered vaccine, which was actually tested on Belarusian children; about falsification of data on the spread of COVID-19 in Belarus. And all this with the approval of the control department — the Ministry of Health.

Trial outcome:

8 years of imprisonment in a penal colony of general regime.

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.
Irina Slavnikova
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In custody: 855 days
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Hometown: Minsk
Date of birth 12.07.1970
Address for letters: IK-4, ul. Antoshkina, 3, 246035, Gomel
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On October 30, Irina was detained at the Minsk airport when she and her husband were returning from vacation. On November 1, they were both sentenced by Pervomaisky District Judge Maksim Trusevich to 15 days of arrest for allegedly storing materials on Facebook that were deemed "extremist." On November 15, for the second time in a row, journalist Irina Slavnikova was punished with another 15 days of arrest. On November 26, it became known that Irina Slavnikova became a suspect under Article 342 of the Criminal Code.

Trial outcome:

5 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.
Dmitry Vladimirovich Novozhilov
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In custody: 928 days
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Hometown: Minsk
Date of birth 12.08.1972
Address for letters: IK №3
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Former director of the BelaPAN news agency. He was detained on July 18 after a search and interrogation at the Investigative Committee. On August 28, 2021, he was transferred to SIZO-1.

Trial outcome 06.10.2022:

6 years of imprisonment in a 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.
Irina Olegovna Levshina
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In custody: 928 days
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Hometown: Minsk
Date of birth 29.11
Address for letters: IK-4, ul. Antoshkina, 3, 246035, Gomel
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director of the news agency BelaPAN. On the morning of August 18, 2021, they came to her with a search. Then they took me to the agency's office for a search, and then for interrogation. Searches also took place at the homes of other BelaPAN journalists.

Trial outcome 06.10.2022:

4 years in prison

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.
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