As of January 19
187 persons in Belarus are considered as political prisoners

Bloggers, businessmen, presidential campaign members and peaceful protesters are held in prisons only because they were not afraid to exercise their rights - the right to participate in peaceful assemblies, to express their opinion and to be involved in political activities.

Most of these people were targeted by politically motivated criminal prosecution in connection with the events that took place during and after the presidential election of August 2020.

Who can qualify as a political prisoner, according to Belarusian human rights defenders?

Addresses of prisons:

  • Pre-trial detention center No. 1
    220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2
    8 017 218-79-05
    102 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 7
    224030, Brest, vulica Savieckich pamiežnikaŭ 37
    8 017 218-79-01
    19 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 8
    222163, Žodzina, vulica Savieckaja 22A
    25 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 6
    225413, Baranavičy, vulica Bresckaja 258B
    15 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center of KGB
    220050, Minsk, Main Post Office, subscriber box 8
    4 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 3
    246003, Homieĺ, vulica Knižnaja 1A
    6 persons
  • Prison No. 1
    230023, Hrodna, vulica Kirava 1
    2 persons
  • Prison No. 4
    212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 17
    213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8
    1 person
  • Penal colony No. 9
    213410, Horki, vulica Dabraliubava 16
    1 person
  • Penal colony No. 2
    213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1
    1 person
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 2
    210026, Viciebsk, vulica Gagaryna 2
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 1
    211440, Navapolack, vulica Techničnaya 8
    1 person
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List of former political prisoners

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