NHC presents documentaries about Belarusian political prisoners | Den norske Helsingforskomité

      NHC  presents documentaries about Belarusian political prisoners

      NHC presents documentaries about Belarusian political prisoners

      The Norwegian Helsinki Committee presents a series of short documentaries about present and former political prisoners in Belarus, made by local filmmakers. The intention of the documentaries is to present the persons behind the names of the prisoners to a local as well as an international audience. We believe this is important to understand why we must continue to struggle for their release.

      Belarusian prisons currently hold 12 political prisoners, many of whom have been imprisoned since the crack-down against peaceful protesters in Minsk on 19 December 2010 following the flawed presidential election. Among the persons arrested were journalists, activists and opposition candidates, including 7 of the 10 candidates for the presidential election.

      While many of these have since been released, others have been arrested. Among those currently imprisoned are Ales Bialiatski, head of the Human Rights Centre “Viasna”, vice-president of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and laureate of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee’s Sakharov Freedom Award in 2006. More information about present and former political prisoners in Belarus can be found here.

       



      Ales Bialiatsky, head of the Human Rights Centre “Viasna” and vice-president of the International Federation for Human Rights



      Andrei Sannikov, one of the initiators of the civil initiative Charter’97 and presidential candidate in 2010

       

       

      Zmitzer Bandarenka, Coordinator of Charter97 and campaign manager of Andrei Sannikov's election campaign 2010

       

       

      Mikola Statkevich, presidential candidate in 2010



       

      Siarhei Kavalenka, political activist



       

      Pavel Seviarynets, journalist and political activist

       

       

      Zmitzer Dashkevich, opposition politician and leader of Young Front

       

       

      Nasta Palazhanka, deputy leader of Young Front

       

       

      Iryna Khalip, award-winning journalist, wife of Andrei Sannikov

       

       

      Mikalai Autukhovich, businessman accused of terrorism

       


      Mikalai Dziadok, anarchist accused of terrorism

       

       

      Eduard Lobau, Young Front activist

       

       

      Ihar Alinevich, anarchist accused of "militant hooliganism"

       

       

      Natalia Radzina, journalist

       

       

      Andrei Pachobut, journalist

       

       

      Vasil Parfiankow, political activist

       

       

      Uladzimir Niakliaew, presidential candidate in 2010

       

       

      Anton Surapin, blogger

       

       

      Aliaksandr Malchanaw, political activist

       

       

       

       

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