As of July 21
1378 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:

1378 persons unfairly imprisoned


List of former political prisoners

What should I know and how to help?

✉️ Write a letter. Make a scan of your letter or postcard and share it online

🤝 Please use the Russian (or Belarusian) name of the prison

💡 Foreign-language messages may be blocked, so attach a translation (e.g.

💡 A big guide about helping Belarusian political prisoners from abroad

💡 More tips here

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