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Document 02012D0642-20220219

Consolidated text: Council Decision 2012/642/CFSP of 15 October 2012 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Belarus

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►M18  COUNCIL DECISION 2012/642/CFSP

of 15 October 2012

concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Belarus  ◄

(OJ L 285 17.10.2012, p. 1)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

  No

page

date

 M1

COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION 2013/248/CFSP of 29 May 2013

  L 143

24

30.5.2013

 M2

COUNCIL DECISION 2013/308/CFSP of 24 June 2013

  L 172

31

25.6.2013

 M3

COUNCIL DECISION 2013/534/CFSP of 29 October 2013

  L 288

69

30.10.2013

 M4

COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION 2014/24/CFSP of 20 January 2014

  L 16

32

21.1.2014

 M5

COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION 2014/439/CFSP of 8 July 2014

  L 200

13

9.7.2014

 M6

COUNCIL DECISION 2014/750/CFSP of 30 October 2014

  L 311

39

31.10.2014

 M7

COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION (CFSP) 2015/1142 of 13 July 2015

  L 185

20

14.7.2015

 M8

COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION (CFSP) 2015/1335 of 31 July 2015

  L 206

64

1.8.2015

 M9

COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2015/1957 of 29 October 2015

  L 284

149

30.10.2015

►M10

COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2016/280 of 25 February 2016

  L 52

30

27.2.2016

 M11

COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2017/350 of 27 February 2017

  L 50

81

28.2.2017

 M12

COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2018/280 of 23 February 2018

  L 54

16

24.2.2018

 M13

COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2019/325 of 25 February 2019

  L 57

4

26.2.2019

 M14

COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2020/214 of 17 February 2020

  L 45

3

18.2.2020

 M15

COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION (CFSP) 2020/1388 of 2 October 2020

  L 319I

13

2.10.2020

 M16

COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION (CFSP) 2020/1650 of 6 November 2020

  L 370I

9

6.11.2020

 M17

COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION (CFSP) 2020/2130 of 17 December 2020

  L 426I

14

17.12.2020

►M18

COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2021/353 of 25 February 2021

  L 68

189

26.2.2021

►M19

COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2021/908 of 4 June 2021

  L 197I

3

4.6.2021

►M20

COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2021/1001 of 21 June 2021

  L 219I

67

21.6.2021

►M21

COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION (CFSP) 2021/1002 of 21 June 2021

  L 219I

70

21.6.2021

►M22

COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2021/1031 of 24 June 2021

  L 224I

15

24.6.2021

►M23

COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2021/1989 of 15 November 2021

  L 405

8

16.11.2021

►M24

COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2021/1990 of 15 November 2021

  L 405

10

16.11.2021

►M25

COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION (CFSP) 2021/2125 of 2 December 2021

  L 430I

16

2.12.2021

►M26

COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2022/218 of 17 February 2022

  L 37

41

18.2.2022


Corrected by:

 C1

Corrigendum, OJ L 297, 15.10.2014, p.  41 (2014/24/CFSP)

 C2

Corrigendum, OJ L 328, 13.11.2014, p.  61 (2014/439/CFSP)

 C3

Corrigendum, OJ L 176, 7.7.2015, p.  41 (2014/439/CFSP)

 C4

Corrigendum, OJ L 057, 18.2.2021, p.  93 (2020/1650)

►C5

Corrigendum, OJ L 002, 6.1.2022, p.  10 (2021/2125)




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▼M18

COUNCIL DECISION 2012/642/CFSP

of 15 October 2012

concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Belarus

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Article 1

1.  
The sale, supply, transfer or export of arms and related material of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment and spare parts for the aforementioned, as well as equipment which might be used for internal repression, to Belarus by nationals of Member States or from the territories of Member States or using their flag vessels or aircraft, shall be prohibited whether originating or not in their territories.
2.  

It shall be prohibited to:

(a) 

provide, directly or indirectly, technical assistance, brokering services or other services related to the items referred to in paragraph 1 or related to the provision, manufacture, maintenance and use of such items, to any natural or legal person, entity or body in, or for use in, Belarus;

(b) 

provide, directly or indirectly, financing or financial assistance related to the items referred to in paragraph 1, including in particular grants, loans and export credit insurance, for any sale, supply, transfer or export of such items, or for the provision of related technical assistance, brokering services or other services to any natural or legal person, entity or body in, or for use in, Belarus;

(c) 

participate, knowingly and intentionally, in activities, the object or effect of which is to circumvent the prohibitions referred to in points (a) or (b).

Article 2

1.  

Article 1 shall not apply to the:

(a) 

sale, supply, transfer or export of non-lethal military equipment or of equipment which might be used for internal repression, intended solely for humanitarian or protective use, or for institution building programmes of the United Nations (UN) and the Union, or for EU and UN crisis management operations;

(b) 

sale, supply, transfer or export of non-combat vehicles which have been manufactured or fitted with materials to provide ballistic protection, intended solely for protective use of personnel of the Union and its Member States in Belarus;

(c) 

provision of technical assistance, brokering services and other services related to such equipment or to such programmes and operations;

(d) 

provision of financing and financial assistance related to such equipment or to such programmes and operations,

on condition that such exports and assistance have been approved in advance by the relevant competent authority.

2.  
Article 1 shall not apply to protective clothing, including flak jackets and military helmets, temporarily exported to Belarus by UN personnel, personnel of the Union or its Member States, representatives of the media and humanitarian and development workers and associated personnel, for their personal use only.

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Article 2a

1.  
Member States shall deny permission to land in, take off from or overfly their territories to any aircraft operated by Belarusian air carriers, including as a marketing carrier, in accordance with their national rules and laws and consistent with international law, in particular relevant international civil aviation agreements.
2.  
Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of an emergency landing or an emergency overflight.
3.  
Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the event that the Member State or Member States concerned determine that a landing, take-off or overflight is required for humanitarian purposes or any other purpose consistent with the objectives of this Decision. In such event, the Member State or Member States concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission.

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Article 2b

1.  
The direct or indirect sale, supply, transfer or export to any natural or legal person, entity or body in Belarus, or for use in Belarus, of equipment, technology or software intended primarily for use in the monitoring or interception by, or on behalf of, the Belarusian authorities of the internet and of telephone communications on mobile or fixed networks, including the provision of any telecommunication or internet monitoring or interception services of any kind, as well as the provision of financial and technical assistance to install, operate or update such equipment, technology or software, by nationals of Member States or from the territories of Member States shall be prohibited.
2.  
By derogation from paragraph 1, Member States may authorise the sale, supply, transfer or export of the equipment, technology or software, including the provision of any telecommunication or internet monitoring or interception services of any kind, as well as the related provision of financial and technical assistance, referred to in paragraph 1 if they have reasonable grounds to determine that the equipment, technology or software would not be used for repression by the Belarusian Government, public bodies, corporations or agencies, or any natural or legal person or entity acting on their behalf or at their direction.

The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under this paragraph within two weeks of the authorisation.

3.  
The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant elements to be covered by this Article.

Article 2c

1.  
The direct or indirect sale, supply, transfer or export of all dual-use goods and technology listed in Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 ( 1 ) for military use in Belarus or for any military end-user in Belarus by nationals of Member States or from the territories of Member States or using their flag vessels or aircraft shall be prohibited, whether such goods and technology originate or not in their territories.
2.  

It shall be prohibited:

(a) 

to provide technical assistance, brokering services or other services related to the goods and technology referred to in paragraph 1 and to the provision, manufacture, maintenance and use of those goods and technology, directly or indirectly to any natural or legal person, entity or body in Belarus, for military use in Belarus or for any military end-user in Belarus;

(b) 

to provide financing or financial assistance related to the goods and technology referred to in paragraph 1, including in particular grants, loans and export credit insurance, for any sale, supply, transfer or export of those goods and technology, or for the provision of related technical assistance, brokering services or other services, directly or indirectly to any natural or legal person, entity or body in Belarus, for military use in Belarus or for any military end-user in Belarus.

3.  
The prohibitions in paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be without prejudice to the execution of contracts concluded before 25 June 2021 or ancillary contracts necessary for the execution of such contracts.

Article 2d

1.  
The direct or indirect sale, supply, transfer or export of dual use goods and technology as included in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 to any person, entity or body in Belarus as listed in Annex II to this Decision by nationals of Member States or from the territories of Member States or using their flag vessels or aircraft shall be prohibited, whether such goods and technology originate or not in their territories.
2.  

It shall be prohibited:

(a) 

to provide technical assistance, brokering services or other services related to the goods and technology referred to in paragraph 1 and to the provision, manufacture, maintenance and use of those goods and technology, directly or indirectly to any natural or legal person, entity or body in Belarus, as listed in Annex II;

(b) 

to provide financing or financial assistance related to goods and technology referred to in paragraph 1, including in particular grants, loans and export credit insurance, for any sale, supply, transfer or export of those goods and technology, or for the provision of related technical assistance, brokering services or other services, directly or indirectly to any natural or legal person, entity or body in Belarus, as listed in Annex II.

3.  
The prohibitions in paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be without prejudice to the execution of contracts concluded before 25 June 2021 or ancillary contracts necessary for the execution of such contracts, and to the provision of assistance necessary for the maintenance and safety of existing capabilities within the Union.

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4.  
The prohibitions in paragraphs 1 and 2 shall not apply to exports, sale, supplies or transfers of dual-use goods and technology, or the related provision of technical or financial assistance, for the maintenance and safety of existing civil nuclear capabilities.

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Article 2e

1.  
The direct or indirect sale, supply, transfer or export to any natural or legal person, entity or body in Belarus or for use in Belarus of goods used for the production or manufacturing of tobacco products, by nationals of Member States or from the territories of Member States or using their flag vessels or aircraft shall be prohibited, whether such goods originate or not in their territories.
2.  
The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.
3.  
The prohibitions in paragraph 1 shall be without prejudice to the execution of contracts concluded before 25 June 2021 or ancillary contracts necessary for the execution of such contracts.

Article 2f

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1.  
The purchase, import or transfer, directly or indirectly, from Belarus of petroleum and gaseous hydrocarbon products shall be prohibited.

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2.  
It shall be prohibited to provide, directly or indirectly, technical assistance, brokering services, financing or financial assistance, including financial derivatives, as well as insurance and reinsurance, related to the prohibitions referred to in paragraph 1.
3.  
The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.

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4.  
The prohibitions in paragraph 1 shall not apply to purchases in Belarus of petroleum and gaseous hydrocarbon products which are required in order to meet the essential needs of the purchaser in Belarus or of humanitarian projects in Belarus.

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5.  
The prohibitions in paragraph 1 and 2 shall be without prejudice to the execution of contracts concluded before 25 June 2021 or ancillary contracts necessary for the execution of such contracts.

▼M26

6.  
The prohibitions in paragraph 1 and 2 shall be without prejudice to the freedom of transit through Belarus of petroleum and gaseous hydrocarbon products which originate in a third country.

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Article 2g

1.  
The purchase, import or transfer from Belarus of potassium chloride ("potash") products shall be prohibited.
2.  
The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.
3.  
The prohibitions in paragraph 1 shall be without prejudice to the execution of contracts concluded before 25 June 2021 or ancillary contracts necessary for the execution of such contracts.

Article 2h

It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly purchase, sell, provide investment services for or assistance in the issuance of, or otherwise deal with transferable securities and money-market instruments with a maturity exceeding 90 days, issued after 29 June 2021 by:

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(a) 

the Republic of Belarus, its Government, its public bodies, corporations or agencies;

(b) 

a major credit institution established in Belarus with over 50 % public ownership or control as of 1 June 2021, as listed in Annex III;

(c) 

a legal person, entity or body established outside the Union whose proprietary rights are directly or indirectly owned for more than 50 % by an entity referred to in points (a) and (b) of this Article;

(d) 

a natural or legal person, entity or body acting on behalf or at the direction of an entity referred to in points (a), (b) or (c) of this Article.

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Article 2i

1.  

It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly make or be part of any arrangement to make new loans or credit with a maturity exceeding 90 days, after 29 June 2021, to:

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(a) 

the Republic of Belarus, its Government, its public bodies, corporations or agencies;

(b) 

a major credit institution established in Belarus with over 50 % public ownership or control as of 1 June 2021, as listed in Annex III;

(c) 

a legal person, entity or body established outside the Union whose proprietary rights are directly or indirectly owned for more than 50 % by an entity referred to in points (a) and (b) of this paragraph;

(d) 

a natural or legal person, entity or body acting on behalf or at the direction of an entity referred to in points (a), (b) or (c) of this paragraph.

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2.  
The prohibition referred to in paragraph 1 shall not apply to loans or credits that have a specific and documented objective to provide financing for non-prohibited imports or exports of goods and non-financial services between the Union and any third State, including the expenditure for goods and services from another third State that is necessary for executing the export or import contracts.
3.  

The competent authority of a Member State may also grant, under such terms as it deems appropriate, an authorisation to make or be part of the loans or credits referred to in paragraph 1 if the competent authority has determined that:

(a) 

the activities concerned are for the purpose of providing support for the Belarusian civilian population, such as humanitarian assistance, environmental projects, and nuclear safety or the loan or credit is necessary to comply with legal or regulatory minimum reserve or similar requirements to meet solvency and liquidity criteria for financial entities in Belarus which are majority-owned by financial institutions of the Union; and

(b) 

the activities or the loan or credit concerned do not entail funds or economic resources being made available, directly or indirectly, to or for the benefit of a person, entity or body referred to in Article 4.

When applying the conditions under points (a) and (b), the competent authority shall require adequate information as regards the use of the authorisation granted, including information concerning the purpose of, and the counterparts to, the activities concerned.

The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under this Article within two weeks of the authorisation.

4.  

The prohibition in paragraph 1 shall not apply to drawdowns or disbursements made under a contract concluded before 25 June 2021 provided that the following conditions are met:

(a) 

all the terms and conditions of such drawdowns or disbursements:

(i) 

were agreed before 25 June 2021; and

(ii) 

have not been modified on or after that date; and

(b) 

before 25 June 2021 a contractual maturity date has been fixed for the repayment in full of all funds made available and for the cancellation of all the commitments, rights and obligations under the contract; the terms and conditions of drawdowns and disbursements referred to in point (a) include provisions concerning the length of the repayment period for each drawdown or disbursement, the interest rate applied or the interest rate calculation method, and the maximum amount.

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Article 2j

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1.  

It shall be prohibited to provide insurance or re-insurance to:

(a) 

the Republic of Belarus, its Government, its public bodies, corporations or agencies;

(b) 

any natural or legal person, entity or body acting on behalf or at the direction of a legal person, entity or body referred to in point (a).

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2.  
The prohibitions in paragraph 1 shall not apply to the provision of compulsory or third party liability insurance to Belarusian persons, entities or bodies where the risk insured is situated in the Union or to the provision of insurance for Belarusian diplomatic or consular missions in the Union.
3.  
The prohibitions in paragraph 1 shall be without prejudice to the execution of contracts concluded before 25 June 2021 or ancillary contracts necessary for the execution of such contracts.

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Article 2k

It shall be prohibited to participate, knowingly and intentionally, in activities whose object or effect is, directly or indirectly, to circumvent the prohibitions set out in Articles 2c, 2d, 2e, 2f, 2g, 2h, 2i and 2j.

Article 2l

In addition to the prohibitions set out in Article 2i, the following shall be prohibited:

(a) 

any disbursement or payment by the European Investment Bank (EIB) under or in connection with any existing agreements entered into between the Republic of Belarus or any public authority thereof and the EIB;

(b) 

the continuation by the EIB of any existing Technical Assistance Service Contracts relating to projects financed under the agreements referred to in point (a), and which are intended for the direct or indirect benefit of the Republic of Belarus or any public authority thereof to be performed in Belarus.

Article 2m

Member States shall take the necessary action to limit the involvement in Belarus of multilateral development banks of which they are members, in particular the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, including by voting against new loans or other forms of financing to the entities mentioned in Article 2i, except for those mentioned in paragraphs (2) and (3) thereof, and without affecting projects financing private sector support for small and medium enterprises.

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Article 2n

1.  

No claims in connection with any contract or transaction the performance of which has been affected, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by the measures imposed under this Decision, including claims for indemnity or any other claim of this type, such as a claim for compensation or a claim under a guarantee, notably a claim for extension or payment of a bond, guarantee or indemnity, particularly a financial guarantee or financial indemnity, of whatever form, shall be satisfied, if they are made by:

(a) 

any natural or legal person, entity or body referred to in Articles 2h, 2i, 2j or listed in Annex II;

(b) 

any other Belarussian person, entity or body;

(c) 

any natural or legal person, entity or body acting through or on behalf of one of the natural or legal persons, entities or bodies referred to in point (a) or (b).

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Article 3

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1.  

Member States shall take the necessary measures to prevent the entry into, or transit through, their territories of persons listed in ►M26  Annex I ◄ who:

(a) 

are responsible for serious violations of human rights or the repression of civil society and democratic opposition, or whose activities otherwise seriously undermine democracy or the rule of law in Belarus, and any person associated with them;

(b) 

benefit from or support the Lukashenka regime; or

(c) 

organise or contribute to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate:

(i) 

the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union; or

(ii) 

the transfer of prohibited goods and the illegal transfer of restricted goods, including hazardous goods, into the territory of a Member State.

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2.  
Paragraph 1 shall not oblige a Member State to refuse its own nationals entry into its territory.
3.  

Paragraph 1 shall be without prejudice to the cases where a Member State is bound by an obligation of international law, namely:

(a) 

as a host country of an international intergovernmental organisation;

(b) 

as a host country to an international conference convened by, or under the auspices of, the United Nations;

(c) 

under a multilateral agreement conferring privileges and immunities;

or

(d) 

under the 1929 Treaty of Conciliation (Lateran pact) concluded by the Holy See (State of the Vatican City) and Italy.

4.  
Paragraph 3 shall be considered as applying also in cases where a Member State is host country of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
5.  
The Council shall be duly informed in all cases where a Member State grants an exemption pursuant to paragraphs 3 or 4.
6.  
Member States may grant exemptions from the measures imposed in paragraph 1 where travel is justified on the grounds of urgent humanitarian need, or on grounds of attending intergovernmental meetings, including those promoted or hosted by the Union, or hosted by a Member State holding the Chairmanship in office of the OSCE, where a political dialogue is conducted that directly promotes democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Belarus.
7.  
A Member State wishing to grant exemptions referred to in paragraph 6 shall notify the Council in writing. The exemption shall be deemed to be granted unless one or more of the Council members raises an objection in writing within two working days of receiving notification of the proposed exemption. Should one or more of the Council members raise an objection, the Council, acting by a qualified majority, may decide to grant the proposed exemption.
8.  
In cases where pursuant to paragraphs 3, 4, 6 and 7 a Member State authorises the entry into, or transit through, its territory of any person listed in ►M26  Annex I ◄ , the authorisation shall be limited to the purpose for which it is given and to the person concerned thereby.

Article 4

▼M24

1.  

All funds and economic resources belonging to, owned, held or controlled by persons, entities or bodies listed in ►M26  Annex I ◄ that meet any of the following criteria shall be frozen:

(a) 

persons, entities or bodies responsible for serious violations of human rights or the repression of civil society and democratic opposition, or whose activities otherwise seriously undermine democracy or the rule of law in Belarus, and any natural or legal persons, entities or bodies associated with such persons, entities or bodies;

(b) 

natural or legal persons, entities or bodies benefiting from or supporting the Lukashenka regime;

(c) 

natural or legal persons, entities or bodies organising or contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate:

(i) 

the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union; or

(ii) 

the transfer of prohibited goods and the illegal transfer of restricted goods, including hazardous goods, into the territory of a Member State;

(d) 

legal persons, entities or bodies owned or controlled by persons, entities or bodies falling under point (a), (b) or (c).

▼B

2.  
No funds or economic resources shall be made available, directly or indirectly, to or for the benefit of such natural or legal persons, entities or bodies listed in ►M26  Annex I ◄ .

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Article 5

1.  

The competent authority of a Member State may authorise the release of certain frozen funds or economic resources or the making available of certain funds or economic resources, under such conditions as it deems appropriate, after having determined that the funds or economic resources concerned are:

(a) 

necessary to satisfy the basic needs of any person listed in ►M26  Annex I ◄ and their dependent family members, including payments for foodstuffs, rent or mortgage, medicines and medical treatment, taxes, insurance premiums, and public utility charges;

(b) 

intended exclusively for the payment of reasonable professional fees and the reimbursement of incurred expenses associated with the provision of legal services;

(c) 

intended exclusively for the payment of fees or service charges for the routine holding or maintenance of frozen funds or economic resources;

(d) 

necessary for extraordinary expenses, provided that the competent authority has notified the grounds on which it considers that a specific authorisation should be granted to the other competent authorities and the Commission at least two weeks prior to the authorisation;

(e) 

to be paid into or from an account of a diplomatic mission or consular post or an international organisation enjoying immunities in accordance with international law, in so far as such payments are intended to be used for official purposes of the diplomatic mission or consular post or international organisation;

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(f) 

intended exclusively for:

(i) 

humanitarian purposes, for the evacuation or repatriation of persons, or for initiatives providing support to victims of natural, nuclear or chemical disasters;

(ii) 

the operation of flights in the framework of international adoption procedures;

(iii) 

the operation of flights required for attending meetings with the objective of seeking a solution to the crisis in Belarus or promoting the policy objectives of the restrictive measures;

(iv) 

an emergency landing, take-off or overflight by an EU air carrier; or

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(g) 

necessary to deal with urgent and clearly identified air safety matters and after prior consultation of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency.

Member States shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under this Article.

▼B

2.  

Article 4(2) shall not apply to the addition to frozen accounts of:

(a) 

interest or other earnings on those accounts; or

(b) 

payments due under contracts, agreements or obligations that were concluded or arose prior to the date on which those accounts became subject to the provisions of Common Position 2006/276/CFSP, Council Decision 2010/639/CFSP or this Decision.

and provided that any such interest, other earnings and payments continue to be subject to Article 4(1) of this Decision.

3.  
Article 4(1) shall not prevent a listed natural or legal person, entity or body from making a payment due under a contract entered into before the listing of such a natural or legal person, entity or body, provided that the relevant Member State has determined that the payment is not, directly or indirectly, received by a natural or legal person, entity or body referred to in Article 4(1).

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4.  

By way of derogation from Article 4(1), the competent authorities of a Member State may authorise the release of certain frozen funds or economic resources, provided that the following conditions are met:

(a) 

the funds or economic resources are the subject of an arbitral decision rendered prior to the date on which the person, entity or body referred to in Article 4 was listed in Annex I, or of a judicial or administrative decision rendered in the Union, or a judicial decision enforceable in the Member State concerned, prior to or after that date;

(b) 

the funds or economic resources will be used exclusively to satisfy claims secured by such a decision or recognised as valid in such a decision, within the limits set by applicable laws and regulations governing the rights of persons having such claims;

(c) 

the decision is not for the benefit of a natural or legal person, entity or body listed in Annex I; and

(d) 

recognition of the decision is not contrary to public policy in the Member State concerned.

The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisations granted under this paragraph.

▼B

Article 6

▼M10

1.  
The Council, acting upon a proposal by a Member State or the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, shall adopt amendments to the list contained in ►M26  Annex I, Annex II, and Annex III ◄ as required by political developments in Belarus.

▼B

2.  
The Council shall communicate its decision, including the grounds for listing, to the person concerned, either directly, if the address is known, or through the publication of a notice, providing such person with an opportunity to present observations.
3.  
Where observations are submitted, or where substantial new evidence is presented, the Council shall review its decision and inform the person concerned accordingly.

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Article 6a

1.  

The Council and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (the ‘High Representative’) may process personal data in order to carry out their tasks under this Decision, in particular:

(a) 

as regards the Council, for preparing and making amendments to Annex I;

(b) 

as regards the High Representative, for preparing amendments to Annex I.

2.  
The Council and the High Representative may process, where applicable, relevant data relating to criminal offences committed by listed natural persons, to criminal convictions or to security measures concerning such persons, only to the extent that such processing is necessary for the preparation of Annex I.
3.  
For the purposes of this Decision, the Council and the High Representative are designated as ‘controllers’ within the meaning of point (8) of Article 3 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 2 ), in order to ensure that the natural persons concerned can exercise their rights under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725.

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Article 7

In order to maximise the impact of the abovementioned measures, the Union shall encourage third States to adopt restrictive measures similar to those contained in this Decision.

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Article 7a

Actions by natural or legal persons, entities or bodies shall not give rise to liability of any kind on their part, if they did not know, and had no reasonable cause to suspect, that their actions would infringe the measures set out in this Decision.

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Article 8

1.  
This Decision shall apply until 28 February 2022.
2.  
This Decision shall be kept under constant review and shall be renewed or amended, as appropriate, if the Council deems that its objectives have not been met.

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Article 9

This Decision shall enter into force on 1 November 2012.




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ANNEX I

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List of natural and legal persons, entities and bodies referred to in Articles 3(1) and 4(1)

A. 

Natural persons referred to in Articles 3(1) and 4(1)



 

Names (Transliteration of Belarusian spelling) (Transliteration of Russian spelling)

Names (Belarusian spelling) (Russian spelling)

Identifying information

Reasons for listing

Date of listing

1.

Uladzimir Uladzimiravich NAVUMAU

Vladimir Vladimirovich NAUMOV

Уладзімір Уладзіміравіч НАВУМАЎ

Владимир Владимирович НАУМОВ

Position(s): former Minister of Internal Affairs; former Head of the President’s Security Service

DOB: 7.2.1956

POB: Smolensk, former USSR (now Russian Federation)

Gender: male

Failed to take action to investigate the case of the unresolved disappearances of Yuri Zakharenko, Viktor Gonchar, Anatoly Krasovski and Dmitri Zavadski in Belarus in 1999-2000. Former Minister of Internal Affairs and also former Head of the President's Security Service. As a Minister of Internal Affairs he was responsible for the repression of peaceful demonstrations until his retirement on 6 April 2009 for health reasons. Received a residence in the Drozdy nomenklatura district in Minsk from the Presidential Administration. In October 2014, was awarded the Order ‘For Merit’ III degree by President Lukashenka.

24.9.2004

2.

Dzmitry Valerievich PAULICHENKA

Dmitri Valerievich PAVLICHENKO (Dmitriy Valeriyevich PAVLICHENKO)

Дзмітрый Валер'евіч ПАЎЛІЧЭНКА

Дмитрий Валериевич ПАВЛИЧЕНКО

Position(s): former Commander of the Special Rapid Response Unit (SOBR)

DOB: 1966

POB: Vitebsk/Viciebsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Address: Belarusian Association of Veterans of Special Forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs ‘Honour’, 111 Mayakovskogo St., Minsk 220028, Belarus

Gender: male

Key person in the unresolved disappearances of Yuri Zakharenko, Viktor Gonchar, Anatoly Krasovski and Dmitri Zavadski in Belarus in 1999-2000. Former Commander of the Special Rapid Response Unit (SOBR) at the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MoIA).

Businessman, Head of ‘Honour’, the MoIA's Association of veterans from the special forces of the MoIA.

24.9.2004

3.

Viktar Uladzimiravich SHEIMAN (Viktar Uladzimiravich SHEYMAN)

Viktor Vladimirovich SHEIMAN (Viktor Vladimirovich SHEYMAN)

Віктар Уладзіміравіч ШЭЙМАН

Виктор Владимирович ШЕЙМАН

Position(s): Head of the Belarus President Property Management Directorate; Former Minister of Internal Affairs

DOB: 26.5.1958

POB: Soltanishki, Grodno/Hrodna Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Address: Belarus President Property Management Directorate, 38 K. Marx St., Minsk 220016, Belarus

Gender: male

Head of the Belarus President Property Management Directorate. Responsible for the unresolved disappearances of Yuri Zakharenko, Viktor Gonchar, Anatoly Krasovski and Dmitri Zavadski in Belarus in 1999-2000. Former Secretary of the Security Council. Sheiman remains a Special Assistant/Aid to the President.

24.9.2004

4.

Iury Leanidavich SIVAKAU (Yuri Leanidavich SIVAKAU, SIVAKOU)

Iury (Yuri) Leonidovich SIVAKOV

Юрый Леанідавіч СІВАКАЎ, СІВАКОЎ

Юрий Леонидович СИВАКОВ

Position(s): former Minister of Internal Affairs; former Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration

DOB: 5.8.1946

POB: Onor, Sakhalin Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Russian Federation)

Address: Belarusian Association of Veterans of Special Forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs ‘Honour’, 111 Mayakovskogo St., Minsk 220028, Belarus

Gender: male

Orchestrated the unresolved disappearances of Yuri Zakharenko, Viktor Gonchar, Anatoly Krasovski and Dmitri Zavadski in Belarus in 1999-2000. Former Minister of Tourism and Sports, former Minister of Internal Affairs and former Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration.

24.9.2004

5.

Yuri Khadzimuratavich KARAEU

Yuri Khadzimuratovich KARAEV

Юрый Хаджымуратавіч КАРАЕЎ

Юрий Хаджимуратович КАРАЕВ

Position(s): Former Minister of Internal Affairs; Lieutenant General of Militia (police force); Aide to the President of the Republic of Belarus - Inspector for the Grodno/Hrodna Region/Oblast

DOB: 21.6.1966

POB: Ordzhonikidze, former USSR (now Vladikavkaz, Russian Federation)

Gender: male

In his former leadership position as Minister of Internal Affairs (MoIA), he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by MoIA forces in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists.

Remains active in the Lukashenka regime as an aide to the President of Belarus – Inspector for the Grodno/Hrodna Region/Oblast.

2.10.2020

6.

Genadz Arkadzievich KAZAKEVICH

Gennadi Arkadievich KAZAKEVICH

Генадзь Аркадзьевіч КАЗАКЕВІЧ

Геннадий Аркадьевич КАЗАКЕВИЧ

Position(s): Former First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs;

Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs – Chief of the Criminal Militia, Colonel of Militia (police force)

DOB: 14.2.1975

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his former leadership position as First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs (MoIA), he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by MoIA forces in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists.

He remains active in the Lukashenka regime as the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs. He retains his post of Chief of the Criminal Militia.

2.10.2020

7.

Aliaksandr Piatrovich BARSUKOU

Alexander (Alexandr) Petrovich BARSUKOV

Аляксандр Пятровіч БАРСУКОЎ

Александр Петрович БАРСУКОВ

Position(s): Former Deputy Minister Internal Affairs; Lieutenant-General of Militia (police force);

Aide to the President of the Republic of Belarus - Inspector for the Minsk Region/Oblast

DOB: 29.4.1965

POB: Vetkovski (Vetka) District, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his former leadership position as Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs (MoIA), he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by MoIA forces in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists.

He remains active in the Lukashenka regime as Aide to the President of Belarus – Inspector for the Minsk Region/Oblast.

2.10.2020

8.

Siarhei Mikalaevich KHAMENKA

Sergei Nikolaevich KHOMENKO

Сяргей Мікалаевіч ХАМЕНКА

Сергей Николаевич ХОМЕНКО

Position(s): Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Major-General of Militia (police force)

DOB: 21.9.1966

POB: Yasinovataya, former USSR (now Ukraine)

Gender: male

In his leadership position as Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MoIA), he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by MoIA forces in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists.

2.10.2020

9.

Yuri Genadzevich NAZARANKA

Yuri Gennadievich NAZARENKO

Юрый Генадзевіч НАЗАРАНКА

Юрий Геннадьевич НАЗАРЕНКО

Position(s): Former Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Former Commander of the Internal Troops;

First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Head of the Public Security Police, Major General of Militia (police force)

DOB: 17.4.1976

POB: Slonim, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his former leadership position as Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MoIA) and Commander of the MoIA Internal Troops, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by MoIA forces, in particular the Internal Troops under his command, in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists.

He remains active in the Lukashenka regime as first Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Head of the Public Security Police.

2.10.2020

10.

Khazalbek Baktibekavich ATABEKAU

Khazalbek Bakhtibekovich ATABEKOV

Хазалбек Бактібекавіч АТАБЕКАЎ

Хазалбек Бахтибекович АТАБЕКОВ

Position(s): Deputy Commander of the Internal Troops

DOB: 18.3.1967

Gender: male

In his position as Deputy Commander of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MoIA), he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by MoIA forces, in particular the Internal Troops under his command, in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators, as well as intimidation and violence against journalists.

2.10.2020

11.

Aliaksandr Valerievich BYKAU

Alexander (Alexandr) Valerievich BYKOV

Аляксандр Валер’евіч БЫКАЎ

Александр Валерьевич БЫКОВ

Position(s): Commander of the Special Rapid Response Unit (SOBR), Lieutenant Colonel

Gender: male

In his position as Commander of the Special Rapid Response Unit (SOBR) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by SOBR forces in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators.

2.10.2020

12.

Aliaksandr Sviataslavavich SHEPELEU

Alexander (Alexandr) Svyatoslavovich SHEPELEV

Аляксандр Святаслававіч ШЭПЕЛЕЎ

Александр Святославович ШЕПЕЛЕВ

Position(s): Head of the Department for Safety and Security, Ministry of Internal Affairs

DOB: 14.10.1975

POB: village of Rublevsk, Kruglyanskiy district, Mogilev/Mahiliou Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his senior position as Head of the Department for Safety and Security in the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MoIA), he is involved in the repression and intimidation campaign led by MoIA forces in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists.

2.10.2020

13.

Dzmitry Uladzimiravich BALABA

Dmitry Vladimirovich BALABA

Дзмітрый Уладзіміравіч БАЛАБА

Дмитрий Владимирович БАЛАБА

Position(s): Head of OMON (‘Special Purpose Police Detachment’) for the Minsk City Executive Committee

DOB: 1.6.1972

POB: village of Gorodilovo, Minsk Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his command position over OMON forces in Minsk, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by OMON forces in Minsk in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists.

2.10.2020

14.

Ivan Uladzimiravich KUBRAKOU

Ivan Vladimirovich KUBRAKOV

Іван Уладзіміравіч КУБРАКОЎ

Иван Владимирович КУБРАКОВ

Position(s): Former Head of the Main Internal Affairs Directorate of the Minsk City Executive Committee;

Minister of Internal Affairs, Major General of Militia (police force)

DOB: 5.5.1975

POB: village of Malinovka, Mogilev/Mahiliou Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his former position as Head of the Main Internal Affairs Directorate of the Minsk City Executive Committee, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by police forces in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists.

He remains active in the Lukashenka regime as the Minister of Internal Affairs.

2.10.2020

15.

Maxim Aliaksandravich GAMOLA (HAMOLA)

Maxim Alexandrovich GAMOLA

Максім Аляксандравіч ГАМОЛА

Максим Александрович ГАМОЛА

Position(s): Former Head of the Police Department in Moskovski District, Minsk;

Deputy head of the Minsk City Police Department, Head of Criminal Police

Gender: male

In his former position as Head of the Police Department in Moskovski District, Minsk, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign in that district against peaceful protesters in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests, excessive use of force and ill-treatment, including torture.

He remains active in the Lukashenka regime as Deputy Head of the Minsk City Police Department and Head of Criminal Police.

2.10.2020

16.

Aliaksandr Mikhailavich ALIASHKEVICH

Alexander (Alexandr) Mikhailovich ALESHKEVICH

Аляксандр Міхайлавіч АЛЯШКЕВІЧ

Александр Михайлович АЛЕШКЕВИЧ

Position(s): First Deputy Head of the District Department of Internal Affairs in Moskovski District, Minsk, Head of Criminal Police

Gender: male

In his position as First Deputy Head of the District Department of Internal Affairs in Moskovski District, Minsk and Head of Criminal Police, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign in that district against peaceful protesters in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests, excessive use of force and ill-treatment, including torture.

2.10.2020

17.

Andrei Vasilievich GALENKA

Andrey Vasilievich GALENKA

Андрэй Васільевіч ГАЛЕНКА

Андрей Васильевич ГАЛЕНКА

Position(s): Deputy Head of the District Department of Internal Affairs in Moskovski District, Minsk, Head of Public Safety Police

Gender: male

In his position as Deputy Head of the District Department of Internal Affairs in Moskovski District, Minsk and Head of Public Safety Police, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign in that district against peaceful protesters in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests, excessive use of force and ill-treatment, including torture.

2.10.2020

18.

Aliaksandr Paulavich VASILIEU

Alexander (Alexandr) Pavlovich VASILIEV

Аляксандр Паўлавіч ВАСІЛЬЕЎ

Александр Павлович ВАСИЛЬЕВ

Position(s): Head of the Department of Internal Affairs of Gomel/Homyel Region/Oblast Executive Committee

DOB: 24.3.1975

POB: Mogilev/Mahilou, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his position as Head of the Department of Internal Affairs of Gomel/Homyel Region/Oblast Executive Committee, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign in that region/oblast against peaceful protesters in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests, excessive use of force and ill-treatment, including torture.

2.10.2020

19.

Aleh Mikalaevich SHULIAKOUSKI

Oleg Nikolaevich SHULIAKOVSKI

Алег Мікалаевіч ШУЛЯКОЎСКІ

Олег Николаевич ШУЛЯКОВСКИЙ

Position(s): First Deputy Head of the Department of Internal Affairs of Gomel/Homyel Region/Oblast Executive Committee, Head of Criminal Police

DOB: 26.7.1977

Gender: male

In his position as First Deputy Head of the Department of Internal Affairs of Gomel/Homyel Region/Oblast Executive Committee and Head of Criminal Police, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign in that region/oblast against peaceful protesters in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests, excessive use of force and ill-treatment, including torture.

2.10.2020

20.

Anatol Anatolievich VASILIEU

Anatoli Anatolievich VASILIEV

Анатоль Анатольевіч ВАСІЛЬЕЎ

Анатолий Анатольевич ВАСИЛЬЕВ

Position(s): Deputy Head of the Department of Internal Affairs of Gomel/Homyel Region/Oblast Executive Committee, Head of Public Safety Police

DOB: 26.1.1972

POB: Gomel/Homyel, Gomel/Homyel Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his position as Deputy Head of the Department of Internal Affairs of Gomel/Homyel Region/Oblast Executive Committee and Head of Public Safety Police, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign in that region/oblast against peaceful protesters in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests, excessive use of force and ill-treatment, including torture.

2.10.2020

21.

Aliaksandr Viachaslavavich ASTREIKA

Alexander (Alexandr) Viacheslavovich ASTREIKO

Аляксандр Вячаслававіч АСТРЭЙКА

Александр Вячеславович АСТРЕЙКО

Position(s): Head of Department of Internal Affairs of Brest Region/Oblast Executive Committee, Major-General of Militia (police force)

DOB: 22.12.1971

POB: Kapyl, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his position as Head of Department of Internal Affairs of Brest Region/Oblast Executive Committee and Major-General of Militia, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign in that region/oblast against peaceful protesters in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests, excessive use of force and ill-treatment, including torture.

2.10.2020

22.

Leanid ZHURAUSKI

Leonid ZHURAVSKI

Леанід ЖУРАЎСКІ

Леонид ЖУРАВСКИЙ

Position(s): Head of OMON (‘Special Purpose Police Detachment’) in Vitebsk/Viciebsk

DOB: 20.9.1975

Gender: male

In his command position over OMON forces in Vitebsk/Viciebsk, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by OMON forces in Vitebsk/Viciebsk in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of peaceful demonstrators.

2.10.2020

23.

Mikhail DAMARNACKI

Mikhail DOMARNATSKY

Міхаіл ДАМАРНАЦКІ

Михаил ДОМАРНАЦКИЙ

Position(s): Head of OMON (‘Special Purpose Police Detachment’) in Gomel/Homyel

Gender: male

In his command position over OMON forces in Gomel/Homyel, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by OMON forces in Gomel/Homyel in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of peaceful demonstrators.

2.10.2020

24.

Maxim MIKHOVICH

Maxim MIKHOVICH

Максім МІХОВІЧ

Максим МИХОВИЧ

Position(s): Head of OMON (‘Special Purpose Police Detachment’) in Brest, Lieutenant Colonel

Gender: male

In his command position over OMON forces in Brest, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by OMON forces in Brest in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of peaceful demonstrators.

2.10.2020

25.

Aleh Uladzimiravich MATKIN

Oleg Vladimirovitch MATKIN

Алег Уладзіміравіч МАТКІН

Олег Владимирович МАТКИН

Position(s): Head of the Penal Correction Department in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Major-General of Militia (police force)

Gender: male

In his position as Head of the Penal Correction Department that has authority over the detention facilities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, he is responsible for the inhumane and degrading treatment, including torture, inflicted on citizens detained in those detention facilities in the wake of the 2020 presidential election and for the general brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters.

2.10.2020

26.

Ivan Yurievich SAKALOUSKI

Ivan Yurievich SOKOLOVSKI

Іван Юр’евіч САКАЛОЎСКІ

Иван Юрьевич СОКОЛОВСКИЙ

Position(s): Director of the Akrestina detention centre, Minsk

Gender: male

In his capacity as Director of the Akrestina detention centre in Minsk, he is responsible for the inhumane and degrading treatment, including torture, inflicted on citizens detained in that detention centre in the wake of the 2020 presidential election.

2.10.2020

27.

Valeri Paulavich VAKULCHYK

Valery Pavlovich VAKULCHIK

Валерый Паўлавіч

ВАКУЛЬЧЫК

Валерий Павлович ВАКУЛЬЧИК

Position(s): Former Chairman of the State Security Committee (KGB);

Former State Secretary of the Security Council;

Aide to the President of the Republic of Belarus – Inspector for the Brest Region/Oblast

DOB: 19.6.1964

POB: Radostovo, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his former leadership position as Chairman of the State Security Committee (KGB), he was responsible for the participation of the KGB in the repression and intimidation campaign in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators and opposition members.

He remains active in the Lukashenka regime as Aide to the President of Belarus – Inspector for the Brest Region/Oblast.

2.10.2020

28.

Siarhei Yaugenavich TSERABAU

Sergey Evgenievich TEREBOV

Сяргей Яўгенавіч ЦЕРАБАЎ

Сергей Евгеньевич ТЕРЕБОВ

Position(s): First Deputy Chairman of the State Security Committee (KGB)

DOB: 1972

POB: Borisov/Barisaw, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his leadership position as First Deputy Chairman of the State Security Committee (KGB), he is responsible for the participation of the KGB in the repression and intimidation campaign in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators and opposition members.

2.10.2020

29.

Dzmitry Vasilievich RAVUTSKI

Dmitry Vasilievich REUTSKY

Дзмітрый Васільевіч РАВУЦКІ

Дмитрий Васильевич РЕУЦКИЙ

Position(s): Deputy Chairman of the State Security Committee (KGB)

Gender: male

In his leadership position as Deputy Chairman of the State Security Committee (KGB), he is responsible for the participation of the KGB in the repression and intimidation campaign in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators and opposition members.

2.10.2020

30.

Uladzimir Viktaravich KALACH

Vladimir Viktorovich KALACH

Уладзімір Віктаравіч КАЛАЧ

Владимир Викторович КАЛАЧ

Position(s): Deputy Chairman of the State Security Committee (KGB)

Gender: male

In his leadership position as Deputy Chairman of the State Security Committee (KGB), he is responsible for the participation of the KGB in the repression and intimidation campaign in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators and opposition members.

2.10.2020

31.

Alieg Anatolevich CHARNYSHOU

Oleg Anatolievich CHERNYSHEV

Алег Анатольевіч ЧАРНЫШОЎ

Олег Анатольевич ЧЕРНЫШЁВ

Position(s): Deputy Chairman of the State Security Committee (KGB)

Gender: male

In his leadership position as Deputy Chairman of the State Security Committee (KGB), he is responsible for the participation of the KGB in the repression and intimidation campaign in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators and opposition members.

2.10.2020

32.

Aliaksandr Uladzimiravich KANYUK

Alexander (Alexandr) Vladimirovich KONYUK

Аляксандр Уладзіміравіч КАНЮК

Александр Владимирович КОНЮК

Position(s): Former Prosecutor General of the Republic of Belarus;

Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to Armenia

DOB: 11.7.1960

POB: Grodno/Hrodna, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his former position as Prosecutor General, he was responsible for the widespread use of criminal proceedings to disqualify opposition candidates ahead of the 2020 presidential election and to prevent persons from joining the Coordination Council launched by the opposition to challenge the outcome of that election.

He remains active in the Lukashenka regime as the ambassador of Belarus to Armenia.

2.10.2020

33.

Lidzia Mihailauna YARMOSHINA

Lidia Mikhailovna YERMOSHINA

Лідзія Міхайлаўна ЯРМОШЫНА

Лидия Михайловна ЕРМОШИНА

Position(s): Chairwoman of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 29.1.1953

POB: Slutsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: female

As Chairwoman of the CEC, she is responsible for its misconduct of the 2020 presidential electoral process, its non-compliance with basic international standards of fairness and transparency and its falsification of election results.

The CEC and its leadership have, in particular, organised the dismissal of certain opposition candidates on spurious grounds and placed disproportionate restrictions on observers in polling stations. The CEC has also ensured that the election commissions under its supervision are composed in a biased manner.

2.10.2020

34.

Vadzim Dzmitryevich IPATAU

Vadim Dmitrievich IPATOV

Вадзім Дзмітрыевіч ІПАТАЎ

Вадим Дмитриевич ИПАТОВ

Position(s): Deputy Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 30.10.1964

POB: Kolomyia, Ivano-Frankivsk Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Ukraine)

Gender: male

As Deputy Chairman of the CEC, he is responsible for its misconduct of the 2020 presidential electoral process, its non-compliance with basic international standards of fairness and transparency and its falsification of election results.

The CEC and its leadership have, in particular, organised the dismissal of certain opposition candidates on spurious grounds and placed disproportionate restrictions on observers in polling stations. The CEC has also ensured that the election commissions under its supervision are composed in a biased manner.

2.10.2020

35.

Alena Mikalaeuna DMUHAILA

Elena Nikolaevna DMUHAILO

Алена Мікалаеўна ДМУХАЙЛА

Елена Николаевна ДМУХАЙЛО

Position(s): Secretary of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 1.7.1971

Gender: female

As Secretary of the CEC, she is responsible for its misconduct of the 2020 presidential electoral process, its non-compliance with basic international standards of fairness and transparency and its falsification of election results.

The CEC and its leadership have, in particular, organised the dismissal of certain opposition candidates on spurious grounds and placed disproportionate restrictions on observers in polling stations. The CEC has also ensured that the election commissions under its supervision are composed in a biased manner.

2.10.2020

36.

Andrei Anatolievich GURZHY

Andrey Anatolievich GURZHIY

Андрэй Анатольевіч ГУРЖЫ

Андрей Анатольевич ГУРЖИЙ

Position(s): Member of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 10.10.1975

Gender: male

As a member of the CEC college, he is responsible for its misconduct of the 2020 presidential electoral process, its non-compliance with basic international standards of fairness and transparency and its falsification of election results.

The CEC and its college have, in particular, organised the dismissal of certain opposition candidates on spurious grounds and placed disproportionate restrictions on observers in polling stations. The CEC has also ensured that the election commissions under its supervision are composed in a biased manner.

2.10.2020

37.

Volga Leanidauna DARASHENKA

Olga Leonidovna DOROSHENKO

Вольга Леанідаўна ДАРАШЭНКА

Ольга Леонидовна ДОРОШЕНКО

Position(s): Member of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 1976

Gender: female

As a member of the CEC college, she is responsible for its misconduct of the 2020 presidential electoral process, its non-compliance with basic international standards of fairness and transparency and its falsification of election results.

The CEC and its college have, in particular, organised the dismissal of certain opposition candidates on spurious grounds and placed disproportionate restrictions on observers in polling stations. The CEC has also ensured that the election commissions under its supervision are composed in a biased manner.

2.10.2020

38.

Siarhei Aliakseevich KALINOUSKI

Sergey Alexeyevich KALINOVSKIY

Сяргей Аляксеевіч КАЛІНОЎСКІ

Сергей Алексеевич КАЛИНОВСКИЙ

Position(s): Member of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 3.1.1969

Gender: male

As a member of the CEC college, he is responsible for its misconduct of the 2020 presidential electoral, its non-compliance with basic international standards of fairness and transparency and its falsification of election results.

The CEC and its college have, in particular, organised the dismissal of certain opposition candidates on spurious grounds and placed disproportionate restrictions on observers in polling stations. The CEC has also ensured that the election commissions under its supervision are composed in a biased manner.

2.10.2020

39.

Sviatlana Piatrouna KATSUBA

Svetlana Petrovna KATSUBO

Святлана Пятроўна КАЦУБА

Светлана Петровна КАЦУБО

Position(s): Member of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 6.8.1959

POB: Podilsk, Odessa Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Ukraine)

Gender: female

As a member of the CEC college, she is responsible for its misconduct of the 2020 presidential electoral process, its non-compliance with basic international standards of fairness and transparency and its falsification of election results.

The CEC and its college have, in particular, organised the dismissal of certain opposition candidates on spurious grounds and placed disproportionate restrictions on observers in polling stations. The CEC has also ensured that the election commissions under its supervision are composed in a biased manner.

2.10.2020

40.

Aliaksandr Mikhailavich LASYAKIN

Alexander (Alexandr) Mikhailovich LOSYAKIN

Аляксандр Міхайлавіч ЛАСЯКІН

Александр Михайлович ЛОСЯКИН

Position(s): Member of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 21.7.1957

Gender: male

As a member of the CEC college, he is responsible for its misconduct of the 2020 presidential electoral process, its non-compliance with basic international standards of fairness and transparency and its falsification of election results.

The CEC and its college have, in particular, organised the dismissal of certain opposition candidates on spurious grounds and placed disproportionate restrictions on observers in polling stations. The CEC has also ensured that the election commissions under its supervision are composed in a biased manner.

2.10.2020

41.

Igar Anatolievich PLYSHEUSKI

Ihor Anatolievich PLYSHEVSKIY

Ігар Анатольевіч ПЛЫШЭЎСКІ

Игорь Анатольевич ПЛЫШЕВСКИЙ

Position(s): Member of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 19.2.1979

POB: Lyuban, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

As a member of the CEC college, he is responsible for its misconduct of the presidential electoral process, its non-compliance with basic international standards of fairness and transparency and its falsification of election results.

The CEC and its college have, in particular, organised the dismissal of certain opposition candidates on spurious grounds and placed disproportionate restrictions on observers in polling stations. The CEC has also ensured that the election commissions under its supervision are composed in a biased manner.

2.10.2020

42.

Marina Yureuna RAKHMANAVA

Marina Yurievna RAKHMANOVA

Марына Юр’еўна РАХМАНАВА

Марина Юрьевна РАХМАНОВА

Position(s): Member of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 26.9.1970

Gender: female

As a member of the CEC college, she is responsible for its misconduct of the 2020 presidential electoral process, its non-compliance with basic international standards of fairness and transparency and its falsification of election results.

The CEC and its college have, in particular, organised the dismissal of certain opposition candidates on spurious grounds and placed disproportionate restrictions on observers in polling stations. The CEC has also ensured that the election commissions under its supervision are composed in a biased manner.

2.10.2020

43.

Aleh Leanidavich SLIZHEUSKI

Oleg Leonidovich SLIZHEVSKI

Алег Леанідавіч СЛІЖЭЎСКІ

Олег Леонидович СЛИЖЕВСКИЙ

Position(s): Member of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 16.8.1972

POB: Grodno/Hrodna, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

As a member of the CEC college, he is responsible for the misconduct of the 2020 presidential electoral process, its non-compliance with basic international standards of fairness and transparency and its falsification of election results.

The CEC and its college have, in particular, organised the dismissal of certain opposition candidates on spurious grounds and placed disproportionate restrictions on observers in polling stations. The CEC has also ensured that the election commissions under its supervision are composed in a biased manner.

2.10.2020

44.

Irina Aliaksandrauna TSELIKAVETS

Irina Alexandrovna TSELIKOVEC

Ірына Аляксандраўна ЦЭЛІКАВЕЦ

Ирина Александровна ЦЕЛИКОВЕЦ

Position(s): Member of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 2.11.1976

POB: Zhlobin, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: female

As a member of the CEC college, she is responsible for the misconduct of the 2020 presidential electoral process, its non-compliance with basic international standards of fairness and transparency and its falsification of election results.

The CEC and its college have, in particular, organised the dismissal of certain opposition candidates on spurious grounds and placed disproportionate restrictions on observers in polling stations. The CEC has also ensured that the election commissions under its supervision are composed in a biased manner.

2.10.2020

45.

Aliaksandr Ryhoravich LUKASHENKA

Alexander (Alexandr) Grigorievich LUKASHENKO

Аляксандр Рыгоравіч ЛУКАШЭНКА

Александр Григорьевич ЛУКАШЕНКО

Position(s): President of the Republic of Belarus

DOB: 30.8.1954

POB: Kopys settlement, Vitebsk/Viciebsk Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

As President of Belarus with authority over State bodies, he is responsible for the violent repression by the State apparatus carried out before and after the 2020 presidential election, in particular the dismissal of key opposition candidates, arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists.

6.11.2020

46.

Viktar Aliaksandravich LUKASHENKA

Viktor Alexandrovich LUKASHENKO

Віктар Аляксандравіч ЛУКАШЭНКА

Виктор Александрович ЛУКАШЕНКО

Position(s): National Security Advisor to the President, Member of the Security Council

DOB: 28.11.1975

POB: Mogilev/Mahiliou, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his position as National Security Advisor to the President and a Member of the Security Council, as well as his informal supervisory position over Belarus security forces, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by the State apparatus in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists.

6.11.2020

47.

Ihar Piatrovich SERGYAENKA

Igor Petrovich SERGEENKO

Ігар Пятровіч СЕРГЯЕНКА

Игорь Петрович СЕРГЕЕНКО

Position(s): Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration

DOB: 14.1.1963

POB: Stolitsa village in Vitebsk/Viciebsk Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his position as the Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration, he is closely associated with the President and responsible for ensuring the implementation of presidential powers in the field of domestic and foreign policy. He is therefore supporting the Lukashenka regime, including in the repression and intimidation campaign led by the State apparatus in the wake of the 2020 presidential election.

6.11.2020

48.

Ivan Stanislavavich TERTEL

Ivan Stanislavovich TERTEL

Іван Станіслававіч ТЭРТЭЛЬ

Иван Станиславович ТЕРТЕЛЬ

Position(s): Chairman of the State Security Committee (KGB), former Chairman of the State Control Committee

DOB: 8.9.1966

POB: village Privalka/Privalki in Grodno/Hrodna Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his leadership position as the Chairman of the State Security Committee (KGB) and in his former position as the Chairman of the State Control Committee, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by the State apparatus in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists.

6.11.2020

49.

Raman Ivanavich MELNIK

Roman Ivanovich MELNIK

Раман Іванавіч МЕЛЬНІК

Роман Иванович МЕЛЬНИК

Position(s): Head of Main Directorate of Law and Order Protection and Prevention at the Ministry of Internal Affairs

DOB: 29.5.1964

Gender: male

In his leadership position as the Head of Main Directorate of Law and Order Protection and Prevention at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by the State apparatus in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists.

6.11.2020

50.

Ivan Danilavich NASKEVICH

Ivan Danilovich NOSKEVICH

Іван Данілавіч НАСКЕВІЧ

Иван Данилович НОСКЕВИЧ

Position(s): Chairman of the Investigative Committee

DOB: 25.3.1970

POB: village of Cierabličy in Brest Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his leadership position as the Chairman of the Investigative Committee, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by the Committee in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular investigations launched against the Coordination Council and peaceful demonstrators.

6.11.2020

51.

Aliaksey Aliaksandravich VOLKAU

Alexei Alexandrovich VOLKOV

Аляксей Аляксандравіч ВОЛКАЎ

Алексей Александрович ВОЛКОВ

Position(s): Former First Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee; currently Chairman of the State Committee for Forensic Expertise

DOB: 7.9.1973

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his former leadership position as the First Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by the Committee in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular investigations launched against the Coordination Council and peaceful demonstrators.

6.11.2020

52.

Siarhei Yakaulevich AZEMSHA

Sergei Yakovlevich AZEMSHA

Сяргей Якаўлевіч АЗЕМША

Сергей Яковлевич АЗЕМША

Position(s): Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee

DOB: 17.7.1974

POB: Rechitsa, Gomel/Homyel Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his leadership position as the Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by the Committee in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular investigations launched against the Coordination Council and peaceful demonstrators.

6.11.2020

53.

Andrei Fiodaravich SMAL

Andrei Fyodorovich SMAL

Андрэй Фёдаравіч СМАЛЬ

Андрей Федорович СМАЛЬ

Position(s): Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee

DOB: 1.8.1973

POB: Brest, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his leadership position as the Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by the Committee in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular investigations launched against the Coordination Council and peaceful demonstrators.

6.11.2020

54.

Andrei Yurevich PAULIUCHENKA

Andrei Yurevich PAVLYUCHENKO

Андрэй Юр’евіч ПАЎЛЮЧЕНКА

Андрей Юрьевич ПАВЛЮЧЕНКО

Position(s): Head of Operational-Analytical Center

DOB: 1.8.1971

Gender: male

In his leadership position as the Head of Operational-Analytical Center, he is closely associated with the President and responsible for the repression of civil society, in particular interrupting connection to telecommunication networks as a tool of repression of civil society, peaceful demonstrators and journalists.

6.11.2020

55.

Ihar Ivanavich BUZOUSKI

Igor Ivanovich BUZOVSKI

Ігар Іванавіч БУЗОЎСКІ

Игорь Иванович БУЗОВСКИЙ

Position(s): Deputy Minister of Information

DOB: 10.7.1972

POB: village of Koshelevo, Grodno/Hrodna Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his leadership position as Deputy Minister of Information, he is responsible for the repression of civil society, in particular the Ministry of Information decision to cut off access to independent websites and limit internet access in Belarus in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, as a tool of repression of civil society, peaceful demonstrators and journalists.

6.11.2020

56.

Natallia Mikalaeuna EISMANT

Natalia Nikolayevna EISMONT

Наталля Мікалаеўна ЭЙСМАНТ

Наталья Николаевна ЭЙСМОНТ

Position(s): Press Secretary of the President of Belarus

DOB: 16.2.1984

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Maiden name: Kirsanova (Russian spelling: Кирсанова) or Selyun (Russian spelling: Селюн)

Gender: female

In her position as Press Secretary of the President of Belarus, she is closely associated with the President and responsible for coordinating media activities of the President, including drafting statements and organising public appearances. She is therefores supporting the Lukashenka regime, including in the repression and intimidation campaign led by the State apparatus in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. In particular, with her public statements defending the President and criticising opposition activists as well as the peaceful protesters, made in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, she contributed to seriously undermining democracy and the rule of law in Belarus.

6.11.2020

57.

Siarhei Yaugenavich ZUBKOU

Sergei Yevgenevich ZUBKOV

Сяргей Яўгенавіч ЗУБКОЎ

Сергей Евгеньевич ЗУБКОВ

Position(s): ALFA Unit Commander

DOB: 21.8.1975

Gender: male

In his commanding position over ALFA Unit forces, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign carried out by those forces in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists.

6.11.2020

58.

Andrei Aliakseevich RAUKOU

Andrei Alexeyevich RAVKOV

Андрэй Аляксеевіч РАЎКОЎ

Андрей Алексеевич РАВКОВ

Position(s): Former State Secretary of the Security Council

Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to Azerbaijan

DOB: 25.6.1967

POB: village of Revyaki, Vitebsk/Viciebsk Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his former position as State Secretary of the Security Council, he has been closely associated with the President and responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign carried out by the State apparatus in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists.

He remains active in the Lukashenka regime as the ambassador of Belarus to Azerbaijan.

6.11.2020

59.

Pyotr Piatrovich MIKLASHEVICH

Petr Petrovich MIKLASHEVICH

Пётр Пятровіч МІКЛАШЭВІЧ

Петр Петрович МИКЛАШЕВИЧ

Position(s): Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Belarus

DOB: 18.10.1954

POB: Minsk Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

As the chairman of the Constitutional Court, he is responsible for the Constitutional Court’s decision adopted on 25 August 2020, by which the results of the fraudulent elections were legitimised. He has therefore supported and facilitated actions of repression and intimidation campaign by the State apparatus against peaceful protestors and journalists and is therefore responsible for seriously undermining democracy and the rule of law in Belarus.

6.11.2020

60.

Anatol Aliaksandravich SIVAK

Anatoli Alexandrovich SIVAK

Анатоль Аляксандравіч СІВАК

Анатолий Александрович СИВАК

Position(s): Deputy Prime Minister; former Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee

DOB: 19.7.1962

POB: Zavoit, Narovlya District, Gomel/Homyel Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his former leadership capacity as Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee, he was responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign run by the local apparatus in Minsk under his oversight in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists. He made numerous public statements criticising peaceful protests taking place in Belarus.

In his current leadership position as Deputy Prime Minister he continues to support the Lukashenka regime.

17.12.2020

61.

Ivan Mikhailavich EISMANT

Ivan Mikhailovich EISMONT

Іван Міхайлавіч ЭЙСМАНТ

Иван Михайлович ЭЙСМОНТ

Position(s): Chairman of the Belarusian State Television and Radio Company, Head of Belteleradio Company

DOB: 20.1.1977

POB: Grodno/Hrodna, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his current position as Head of the Belarusian State Television and Radio Company, he is responsible for the dissemination of state propaganda in public media and continues to support the Lukashenka regime. This includes using media channels to support the President’s continuation of his term in office, despite the fraudulent presidential elections that took place on 9 August 2020, and the subsequent and repeated violent crackdown on peaceful and legitimate protests.

Eismont made public statements criticising the peaceful protesters and refused to provide media coverage of the protests. He also fired striking employees of Belteleradio Company under his management, thereby making him responsible for human rights violations.

17.12.2020

62.

Uladzimir Stsiapanavich KARANIK

Vladimir Stepanovich KARANIK

Уладзімір Сцяпанавіч КАРАНІК

Владимир Степанович КАРАНИК

Position(s): Governor of the Grodno/Hrodna Region/Oblast; former Minister of Healthcare

DOB: 30.11.1973

POB: Grodno/Hrodna, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his former leadership capacity as the Minister of Healthcare, he was responsible for the use of healthcare services to repress peaceful protesters, including using ambulances to transport protesters in need of medical assistance to isolation wards rather than to hospitals. He made numerous public statements criticising the peaceful protests taking place in Belarus, on one occasion accusing a protester of being intoxicated.

In his current leadership position as the Governor of the Grodno/Hrodna Region/Oblast he continues to support the Lukashenka regime.

17.12.2020

63.

Natallia Ivanauna KACHANAVA

Natalia Ivanovna KOCHANOVA

Наталля Іванаўна КАЧАНАВА

Наталья Ивановна КОЧАНОВА

Position(s): Chair of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus

DOB: 25.9.1960

POB: Polotsk, Vitebsk/Viciebsk Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: female

In her current leadership position as Chair of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus, she is responsible for supporting the decisions of the President in the field of domestic policy. She is also responsible for organising the fraudulent elections that took place on 9 August 2020. She made public statements defending the brutal crackdown of the security apparatus on peaceful demonstrators.

17.12.2020

64.

Pavel Mikalaevich LIOHKI

Pavel Nikolaevich LIOHKI

Павел Мікалаевіч ЛЁГКІ

Павел Николаевич ЛЁГКИЙ

Position(s): First Deputy Minister of Information

DOB: 30.5.1972

POB: Baranavichy, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his leadership position as First Deputy Minister of Information, he is responsible for the repression of civil society, and in particular the Ministry of Information decision to cut off access to independent websites and limit internet access in Belarus in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, as a tool of repression of civil society, peaceful demonstrators and journalists.

17.12.2020

65.

Ihar Uladzimiravich LUTSKY

Igor Vladimirovich LUTSKY

Ігар Уладзіміравіч ЛУЦКІ

Игорь Владимирович ЛУЦКИЙ

Position(s): Minister of Information

DOB: 31.10.1972

POB: Stolin, Brest Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his leadership position as Minister of Information, he is responsible for the repression of civil society, and in particular the Ministry of Information decision to cut off access to independent websites and limit internet access in Belarus in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, as a tool of repression of civil society, peaceful demonstrators and journalists.

17.12.2020

66.

Andrei Ivanavich SHVED

Andrei Ivanovich SHVED

Андрэй Іванавіч ШВЕД

Андрей Иванович ШВЕД

Position(s): Prosecutor General of the Republic of Belarus

DOB: 21.4.1973

POB: Glushkovichi, Gomel/Homyel Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his position as Prosecutor General, he is responsible for the ongoing repression of civil society and democratic opposition, and in particular the launching of numerous criminal proceedings against peaceful demonstrators, opposition leaders and journalists in the wake of the 2020 presidential elections. He also made public statements threatening participants in “unauthorised rallies” with punishment.

17.12.2020

67.

Genadz Andreevich BOGDAN

Gennady Andreievich BOGDAN

Генадзь Андрэевіч БОГДАН

Геннадий Андреевич БОГДАН

Position(s): Deputy Head of the Belarus President Property Management Directorate

DOB: 8.1.1977

Gender: male

In his position of Deputy Head of the Belarus President Property Management Directorate, he oversees the functioning of numerous enterprises. The body under his leadership provides financial, material and technical, social, household and medical support to the State apparatus and republican authorities. He is closely associated with the President and continues to support the Lukashenka regime.

17.12.2020

68.

Ihar Paulavich BURMISTRAU

Igor Pavlovich BURMISTROV

Ігар Паўлавіч БУРМІСТРАЎ

Игорь Павлович БУРМИСТРОВ

Position(s): Chief of Staff and First Deputy Commander of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

DOB: 30.9.1968

Gender: male

In his leadership position as First Deputy Commander of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by the Internal Troops under his command in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists.

17.12.2020

69.

Arciom Kanstantinavich DUNKA

Artem Konstantinovich DUNKO

Арцём Канстанцінавіч ДУНЬКА

Артем Константинович ДУНЬКО

Position(s): Senior Inspector for Special Matters of the Department of Financial Investigations of the State Control Committee

DOB: 8.6.1990

Gender: male

In his leadership position as Senior Inspector for Special Matters of the Department of Financial Investigations of the State Control Committee, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by the State apparatus in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular investigations launched into opposition leaders and activists.

17.12.2020

70.

Aleh Heorhievich KARAZIEI

Oleg Georgevich KARAZEI

Алег Георгіевіч КАРАЗЕЙ

Олег Георгиевич КАРАЗЕЙ

Position(s): Head of the Prevention Department of the Main Department of Law Enforcement and Prevention of the Public Security Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

DOB: 1.1.1979

POB: Minsk Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his leadership position as Head of the Prevention Department of the Main Department of Law Enforcement and Prevention of the Public Security Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by the police forces in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists.

17.12.2020

71.

Dzmitry Aliaksandravich KURYAN

Dmitry Alexandrovich KURYAN

Дзмітрый Аляксандравіч КУРЬЯН

Дмитрий Александрович КУРЬЯН

Position(s): Police Colonel, Deputy Head of the Main Department and Head of the Department of Law Enforcement in the Ministry of Internal Affairs

DOB: 3.10.1974

Gender: male

In his leadership position as Police Colonel and Deputy Head of the Main Department and Head of the Department of Law Enforcement in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by the police forces in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists.

17.12.2020

72.

Aliaksandr Henrykavich TURCHIN

Alexander (Alexandr) Henrihovich TURCHIN

Аляксандр Генрыхавіч ТУРЧЫН

Александр Генрихович ТУРЧИН

Position(s): Chairman of Minsk Regional Executive Committee

DOB: 2.7.1975

POB: Novogrudok, Grodno/Hrodna Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his position as the Chairman of Minsk Regional Executive Committee, he is responsible for overseeing local administration, including a number of committees. He is therefore supporting the Lukashenka regime.

17.12.2020

73.

Dzmitry Mikalaevich SHUMILIN

Dmitry Nikolayevich SHUMILIN

Дзмітрый Мікалаевіч ШУМІЛІН

Дмитрий Николаевич ШУМИЛИН

Position(s): Deputy Head of the department for mass events of the GUVD (Main Department of Internal Affairs) of the Minsk City Executive Committee

DOB: 26.7.1977

Gender: male

In his position as Deputy Head of the department for mass events of the GUVD of the Minsk City Executive Committee, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by the local apparatus in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists.

He is documented as personally taking part in the unlawful detention of peaceful protesters.

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Vital Ivanavich STASIUKEVICH

Vitalyi Ivanovich STASIUKEVICH

Віталь Іванавіч СТАСЮКЕВІЧ

Виталий Иванович СТАСЮКЕВИЧ

Position(s): Deputy Chief of the Public Security Police in Grodno/Hrodna

DOB: 5.3.1976

POB: Grodno/Hrodna, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

In his position as Deputy Chief of the Public Security Police in Grodno/Hrodna, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by the local police force under his command in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists.

According to witnesses, he personally supervised the unlawful detention of peaceful protesters.

17.12.2020

75.

Siarhei Leanidavich KALINNIK

Sergei Leonidovich KALINNIK

Сяргей Леанідавіч КАЛИННИК

Сергей Леонидович КАЛИННИК

Position(s): Police Colonel, Chief of the Sovetsky District Police Department of Minsk

DOB: 23.7.1979

Gender: male

In his position as Chief of the Sovetsky District Police Department of Minsk, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by the local police force under his command in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists.

According to witnesses, he personally supervised and took part in torturing unlawfully detained protesters.

17.12.2020

76.

Vadzim Siarhaevich PRYGARA

Vadim Sergeyevich PRIGARA

Вадзім Сяргеевіч ПРЫГАРА

Вадим Сергеевич ПРИГАРА

Position(s): Police Lieutenant Colonel, Head of the District Police Department in Molodechno

DOB: 31.10.1980

Gender: male

In his position as Head of the District Police Department in Molodechno, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by the local police force under his command in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists.

According to witnesses, he personally supervised beatings of unlawfully detained protesters. He also made numerous derogatory statements about the protesters to the media.

17.12.2020

77.

Viktar Ivanavich STANISLAUCHYK

Viktor Ivanovich STANISLAVCHIK

Віктар Іванавіч СТАНІСЛАЎЧЫК

Виктор Иванович СТАНИСЛАВЧИК

Position(s): Deputy Head of the Police Department of the Sovetsky District of Minsk, Head of the Public Security Police

DOB: 27.1.1971

Gender: male

In his position as Deputy Head of the Police Department of the Sovetsky District of Minsk and Head of the Public Security Police, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by the local police force under his command in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists.

According to witnesses, he personally supervised the detention of peaceful protesters and beatings of those unlawfully detained.

17.12.2020

78.

Aliaksandr Aliaksandravich PIETRASH

Alexander (Alexandr) Alexandrovich PETRASH

Аляксандр Аляксандравіч ПЕТРАШ

Александр Александрович ПЕТРАШ

Position(s): Chairman of the Moskovski district court in Minsk

DOB: 16.5.1988

Gender: male

In his position as chairman of the Moskovski district court in Minsk, he is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against journalists, opposition leaders, activists and protesters. Violations of rights of defence and reliance on statements from false witnesses were reported during trials conducted under his supervision.

He was instrumental in fining and detaining protesters, journalists and opposition leaders in the wake of the 2020 presidential election.

He is therefore responsible for human rights violations and undermining the rule of law, as well as for contributing to the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

17.12.2020

79.

Andrei Aliaksandravich LAHUNOVICH

Andrei Alexandrovich LAHUNOVICH

Андрэй Аляксандравіч ЛАГУНОВІЧ

Андрей Александрович ЛАГУНОВИЧ

Position(s): Judge of the Sovetsky district court in Gomel/Homyel

Gender: male

In his position as judge of the Sovetsky district court in Gomel/Homyel, he is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against journalists, activists and protesters. Violations of rights of defence were reported during trials conducted under his supervision.

He is therefore responsible for human rights violations and undermining the rule of law, as well as for contributing to the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

17.12.2020

80.

Alena Vasileuna LITVINA

Elena Vasilevna LITVINA

Алена Васільеўна ЛІТВІНА

Елена Васильевна ЛИТВИНА

Position(s): Judge of the Leninsky district court in Mogilev/Mahiliou

Gender: female

In her position as judge of the Leninsky district court in Mogilev/Mahiliou, she is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against journalists, opposition leaders, activists and protesters, in particular the sentencing of Siarhei Tsikhanousky – opposition activist and husband of presidential candidate Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya. Violations of rights of defence were reported during trials conducted under her supervision.

She is therefore responsible for human rights violations and undermining the rule of law, as well as for contributing to the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

17.12.2020

81.

Victoria Valeryeuna SHABUNYA

Victoria Valerevna SHABUNYA

Вікторыя Валер’еўна ШАБУНЯ

Виктория Валерьевна ШАБУНЯ

Position(s): Judge of the Central district court in Minsk

DOB: 27.2.1974

Gender: female

In her position as judge of the Central district court in Minsk, she is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against journalists, opposition leaders, activists and protesters, in particular the sentencing of Sergei Dylevsky – Coordination Council member and leader of a strike committee. Violations of rights of defence were reported during trials conducted under her supervision.

She is therefore responsible for human rights violations and undermining the rule of law, as well as for contributing to the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

17.12.2020

82.

Alena Aliaksandravna ZHYVITSA

Elena Alexandrovna ZHYVITSA

Алена Аляксандравна ЖЫВІЦА

Елена Александровна ЖИВИЦА

Position(s): Judge of the Oktyabrsky district court in Minsk

DOB: 9.4.1990

Gender: female

In her position as judge of the Oktyabrsky district court in Minsk, she is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against journalists, opposition leaders, activists and protesters. Violations of rights of defence were reported during trials conducted under her supervision.

She is therefore responsible for human rights violations and undermining the rule of law, as well as for contributing to the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

17.12.2020

83.

Natallia Anatolievna DZIADKOVA

Natalia Anatolievna DEDKOVA

Наталля Анатольеўна ДЗЯДКОВА

Наталья Анатольевна ДЕДКОВА

Position(s): Judge of the Partizanski district court in Minsk

DOB: 2.12.1979

Gender: female

In her position as judge of the Partizanski district court in Minsk, she is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against journalists, opposition leaders, activists and protesters, in particular the sentencing of Coordination Council leader Mariya Kalesnikava. Violations of rights of defence were reported during trials conducted under her supervision.

She is therefore responsible for human rights violations and undermining the rule of law, as well as for contributing to the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

17.12.2020

84.

Maryna Arkadzeuna FIODARAVA

Marina Arkadievna FEDOROVA

Марына Аркадзьеўна ФЁДАРАВА

Марина Аркадьевна ФЕДОРОВА

Position(s): Judge of the Sovetsky district court in Minsk

DOB: 11.9.1965

Gender: female

In her position as judge of the Sovetsky district court in Minsk, she is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against journalists, opposition leaders, activists and protesters. Violations of rights of defence were reported during trials conducted under her supervision.

She is therefore responsible for human rights violations and undermining the rule of law, as well as for contributing to the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

17.12.2020

85.

Yulia Chaslavauna HUSTYR

Yulia Cheslavovna HUSTYR

Юлія Чаславаўна ГУСТЫР

Юлия Чеславовна ГУСТЫР

Position(s): Judge of the Central district court in Minsk

DOB: 14.1.1984

Gender: female

In her position as judge of the Central district court in Minsk, she is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against journalists, opposition leaders, activists and protesters, in particular the sentencing of opposition presidential candidate Viktar Babarika. Violations of rights of defence were reported during trials conducted under her supervision.

She is therefore responsible for human rights violations and undermining the rule of law, as well as for contributing to the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

17.12.2020

86.

Alena Tsimafeeuna NYAKRASAVA

Elena Timofeyevna NEKRASOVA

Алена Цімафееўна НЯКРАСАВА

Елена Тимофеевна НЕКРАСОВА

Position(s): Judge of the Zavodsky district court in Minsk

DOB: 26.11.1974

Gender: female

In her position as judge of the Zavodsky district court in Minsk, she is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against journalists, opposition leaders, activists and protesters. Violations of rights of defence were reported during trials conducted under her supervision.

She is therefore responsible for human rights violations and undermining the rule of law, as well as for contributing to the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

17.12.2020

87.

Aliaksandr Vasilevich SHAKUTSIN

Alexander (Alexandr) Vasilevich SHAKUTIN

Аляксандр Васільевіч ШАКУЦІН

Александр Васильевич ШАКУТИН

Position(s): Businessman, owner of Amkodor Holding

DOB: 12.1.1959

POB: Bolshoe Babino, Orsha Rayon, Vitebsk/Viciebsk Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

He is one of the leading businessmen operating in Belarus, with business interests in construction, machine building, agriculture and other sectors.

He is reported to be one of the persons who benefited most from the privatisation during Lukashenka’s tenure as President. He is also a member of the presidium of the pro-Lukashenka public association “Belaya Rus” and a member of the Council for the Development of Entrepreneurship in the Republic of Belarus.

He is therefore benefitting from and supporting the Lukashenka regime.

In July 2020 he made public comments condemning the opposition protests in Belarus, thereby contributing to the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

17.12.2020

88.

Mikalai Mikalaevich VARABEI/VERABEI

Nikolay Nikolaevich VOROBEY

Мікалай Мікалаевіч ВАРАБЕЙ/ВЕРАБЕЙ

Николай Николаевич ВОРОБЕЙ

Position(s): Businessman, co-owner of Bremino Group

DOB: 4.5.1963

POB: former Ukrainian SSR (now Ukraine)

Gender: male

He is one of the leading businessmen operating in Belarus, with business interests in petroleum, coal transit, banking and other sectors.

He is the co-owner of Bremino Group – a company that has enjoyed tax breaks and other forms of support from the Belarusian administration.

He is therefore benefitting from and supporting the Lukashenka regime.

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Natallia Mikhailauna BUHUK

Natalia Mikhailovna BUGUK

Наталля Міхайлаўна БУГУК

Наталья Михайловна БУГУК

Judge at the Fruzensky district court in Minsk

DOB: 19.12.1989

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: female

Nationality: Belarusian

In her position as judge at the Fruzensky district court in Minsk, Natallia Buhuk is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against journalists and protesters, in particular the sentencing of Katsiaryna Bakhvalava (Andreyeva) and Darya Chultsova. Violations of rights of defence and of right to a fair trial were reported during trials conducted under her supervision.

She is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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Alina Siarhieeuna KASIANCHYK

Alina Sergeevna KASYANCHYK

Аліна Сяргееўна КАСЬЯНЧЫК

Алина Сергеевна КАСЬЯНЧИК

Assistant Prosecutor at the Frunzensky District Court in Minsk

DOB: 12.03.1998

POB:

Gender: female

Nationality: Belarusian

In her position as assistant prosecutor at the Fruzensky District Court in Minsk, Alina Kasianchyk has represented the Lukashenka regime in politically motivated cases against journalists, activists and protesters. In particular, she has prosecuted journalists Katsiaryna Bakhvalava (Andreyeva) and Darya Chultsova for recording peaceful protests, based on the groundless charges of “conspiracy” and “violating public order”. She has also prosecuted members of Belarusian civil society e.g. for taking parts in peaceful protests, and paying tribute to murdered protester Aliaksandr Taraikousky. She has continuously asked the judge for long-term prison sentences.

She is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

21.6.2021

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Ihar Viktaravich KURYLOVICH

Igor Viktorovich KURILOVICH

Ігар Віĸтаравіч КУРЫЛОВІЧ,

Игорь Викторович КУРИЛОВИЧ

Senior Investigator of the Frunzensky District Department of the Investigative Committee

DOB: 26.09.1990

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as Senior Investigator at the Fruzensky District Court in Minsk, Ihar Kurylovich was involved in preparing a politically motivated criminal case against journalists Katsiaryna Bakhvalava (Andreyeva) and Darya Chultsova. The journalists, who recorded peaceful protests, were accused of violations of public order and sentenced to two years of prison.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

21.6.2021

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Siarhei Viktaravich SHATSILA

Sergei Viktorovich SHATILO

Сяргей Віĸтаравіч ШАЦІЛА

Сергей Виĸторович ШАТИЛО

Judge at Sovetsky District Court in Minsk

DOB: 13.08.1989

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as judge of the Sovetsky District Court in Minsk, Siarhei Shatsila is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against protesters, in particular the sentencing of Natallia Hersche, Dzmitry Halko and Dzmitry Karatkevich, considered as political prisoners by Viasna, a Belarusian human rights organisation.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

21.6.2021

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Anastasia Vasileuna ACHALAVA

Anastasia Vasilievna ACHALOVA

Анастасія Васільеўна АЧАЛАВА

Анастасия Васильевна АЧАЛОВА

Judge at the Leninsky District Court in Minsk

DOB: 15.10.1992

POB: Minsk, Belarus

Gender: female

Nationality: Belarusian

In her position as judge of the Leninsky District Court in Minsk, Anastasia Achalava is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against journalists, activists and protesters, in particular the sentencing of Coordination Council member Dzmitry Kruk, as well as against medical personnel and senior citizens. Reliance on statements of anonymous witnesses was reported during trials conducted under her supervision.

She is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

21.6.2021

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Mariya Viachaslavauna YAROKHINA

Maria Viacheslavovna YEROKHINA

Марыя Вячаславаўна ЯРОХІНА

Мария Вячеславовна ЕРОХИНА

Judge at the Frunzensky District Court in Minsk

DOB: 04.07.1987

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: female

Nationality: Belarusian

In her position as judge of the Frunzensky District Court in Minsk, Mariya Yerokhina is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against journalists, opposition leaders, trade union activists, sportsmen and protesters, in particular the sentencing of journalist Uladzimir Hrydzin.

She is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

21.6.2021

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Yuliya Aliaksandrauna BLIZNIUK

Yuliya Aleksandrovna BLIZNIUK

Юлія Аляĸсандраўна БЛІЗНЮК

Юлия Алеĸсандровна БЛИЗНЮК

Deputy Chairwoman/judge at the Frunzensky District Court in Minsk

DOB: 23.09.1971

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: female

Nationality: Belarusian

In her position as Deputy Chairwoman and judge at the Frunzensky District Court in Minsk, Yuliya Blizniuk is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against journalists, activists and protesters, in particular sentencing activists Artsiom Khvashcheuski, Artsiom Sauchuk, Maksim Pauliushchyk. These persons are considered as political prisoners by Viasna, a Belarusian human rights organization.

She is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

21.6.2021

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Anastasia Dzmitreuna KULIK

Anastasia Dmitrievna KULIK

Анастасія Дзмітрыеўна КУЛІК

Анастасия Дмитриевна КУЛИК

Judge of the Pervomaisky District Court of Minsk

DOB: 28.07.1989

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: female

Nationality: Belarusian

In her position as judge of the Pervomaisky District Court of Minsk, Anastasia Kulik is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against peaceful protesters, in particular the sentencing of Aliaksandr Zakharevich, who is considered as a political prisoner by Viasna, a Belarusian human rights organization.

She is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

21.6.2021

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Maksim Leanidavich TRUSEVICH

Maksim Leonidovich TRUSEVICH

Маĸсім Леанідавіч ТРУСЕВІЧ

Маĸсим Леонидович ТРУСЕВИЧ

Judge of the Pervomaisky District Court of Minsk

DOB: 12.08.1989

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as judge at the Pervomaisky District Court in Minsk, Maxim Trusevich is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against journalists, opposition leaders, activists and protesters. Violations of rights of defence and right to a fair trial were reported during trials conducted under his supervision.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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Tatsiana Yaraslavauna MATYL

Tatiana Yaroslavovna MOTYL

Тацяна Яраславаўна МАТЫЛЬ

Татьяна Ярославовна МОТЫЛЬ

Judge of the Moskovsky District Court of Minsk

DOB: 20.01.1968

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: female

Nationality: Belarusian

In her position as judge at the Moskovsky District Court in Minsk, Tatsiana Matyl is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against journalists, opposition leaders, activists and protesters, in particular the sentencing of opposition politician Mikalai Statkevich and journalist Alexander Borozenko. Violations of rights of defence and right to a fair trial were reported during trials conducted under her supervision.

She is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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Aliaksandr Anatolevich RUDZENKA

Aleksandr Anatolevich RUDENKO

Аляĸсандр Анатольевіч РУДЗЕНКА

Алеĸсандр Анатольевич РУДЕНКО

Deputy Chairman of the of the Oktyabrsky District Court of Minsk

DOB: 01.12.1981

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as Deputy Chairman and judge of the Oktyabrsky District Court in Minsk, Aliaksandr Rudzenka is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against journalists, activists and protesters, in particular fining an elderly and disabled protester, as well as the sentencing of Lyudmila Kazak – the lawyer of Mariya Kalesnikava, Belarussian opposition leader. Violations of rights of defence and right to a fair trial were reported during trials conducted under his supervision.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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Aliaksandr Aliaksandravich VOUK

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich VOLK

Аляĸсандр Аляĸсандравіч ВОЎК

Алеĸсандр Алеĸсандрович ВОЛК

Judge of the Sovetsky District Court of Minsk

DOB: 01.08.1979

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as judge of the Sovetsky District Court of Minsk, Aliaksandr Vouk is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against peaceful protesters, in particular the sentencing of sisters Anastasia and Victoria Mirontsev, considered as political prisoners by Viasna, a Belarussian human rights organisation. Violations of rights of defence and right to a fair trial were reported during trials conducted under his supervision.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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Volha Siarheeuna NIABORSKAIA

Olga Sergeevna NEBORSKAIA

Вольга Сяргееўна НЯБОРСКАЯ

Ольга Сергеевна НЕБОРСКАЯ

Judge of the Oktyabrsky District Court of Minsk

DOB: 14.02.1991

POB:

Gender: female

Nationality: Belarusian

In her position as judge of the Oktyabrsky district court in Minsk, Volha Niaborskaya is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against peaceful protesters and journalists, in particular the sentencing of Sofia Malashevich and Tikhon Kliukach, considered as political prisoners by Viasna, a Belarussian human rights organisation. Violations of rights of defence were reported during trials conducted under her supervision.

She is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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Marina Sviataslavauna ZAPASNIK

Marina Sviatoslavovna ZAPASNIK

Марына Святаславаўна ЗАПАСНІК

Марина Святославовна ЗАПАСНИК

Deputy Chairman of the Court of the Leninsky District of Minsk

DOB: 28.03.1982

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: female

Nationality: Belarusian

In her position as Deputy Chairman and judge of the Court of the Leninsky District of Minsk, Marina Zapasnik is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against peaceful protesters, in particular the sentencing of activists Vladislav Zenevich, Olga Pavlova, Olga Klaskovskaya, Viktar Barushka, Sergey Ratkevich, Aleksey Charvinskiy, Andrey Khrenkov, student Viktor Aktistov, and minor Maksim Babich. All are recognized as political prisoners by Viasna, a Belarussian human rights organisation.

She is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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Maxim Yurevich FILATAU

Maxim Yurevich FILATOV

Максім Юр'евіч Філатаў

Максим Юрьевич ФИЛАТОВ

Judge of the Lida City Court

DOB:

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as the judge of Lida City Court, Maxim Filatau is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against peaceful protesters, in particular the sentencing of activist Vitold Ashurok, who is recognized as political prisoner by Viasna, a Belarussian human rights organisation.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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Andrei Vaclavavich HRUSHKO

Andrei Vatslavovich GRUSHKO

Андрэй Вацлававіч ГРУШКО

Андрей Вацлавович ГРУШКО

Judge of the Leninsky District Court of Brest

DOB: 24.01.1979

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as judge of the Leninsky District Court of Brest, Andrei Hrushko is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against peaceful protesters, in particular by sentencing activists, recognized as political prisoners, and minors.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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Dzmitry Iurevich HARA

Dmitry Iurevich GORA

Дзмітрый Юр'евіч ГАРА

Дмитрий Юрьевич ГОРА

Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Belarus (appointed on 11 March 2021)

Former Deputy Prosecutor General of the Republic of Belarus (until 11 March 2021)

DOB: 04.05.1970

POB: Tbilisi, former Georgian SSR (now Georgia)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position of Deputy Prosecutor General until March 2021, Dzmitry Hara bears responsibility for politically motivated criminal cases against peaceful protestors, members of the opposition, journalists, civil society and regular citizens. Mr Gora was also involved in initiating of politically motivated criminal proceedings against Siarhei Tsikhanousky – opposition activist and husband of presidential candidate Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya.

As the Head of the Intergovernmental Commission created by the Office of the General Prosecutor to investigate citizens' complaints about abuse of powers by law enforcement officers, Dzmitry Hara is responsible for inaction of this institution, since no case of such an investigation is known, despite applications for the initiation of criminal cases complaining about the use of violence, ill-treatment and torture.

As of March 2021, he is the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Belarus. In this position he is responsible for prosecuting human rights defenders and participants in peaceful protests.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition

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Aliaksei Kanstantsinavich STUK

Alexey Konstantinovich STUK

Аляĸсей Канстанцінавіч СТУК

Алеĸсей Константинович СТУК

Deputy Prosecutor General of the Republic of Belarus

DOB: 1959

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position of Deputy Prosecutor General, Aliaksei Stuk bears responsibility for politically motivated criminal cases against opposition, journalists, civil society and regular citizens. He is responsible for tightening the Prosecutor's Office's control of citizens' activities in localities and work places and is responsible for applying excessive legal responsibilities on participants in peaceful protests. He publicly stated that the Office of Prosecutor General would work to identify "illegal" citizen associations and suppress their activities.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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Genadz Iosifavich DYSKO

Gennadi Iosifovich DYSKO

Генадзь Іосіфавіч ДЫСКО

Геннадий Иосифович ДЫСКО

Deputy Prosecutor General of the Republic of Belarus, State Counselor of Justice of the 3rd class DOB: 22.03.1964

POB: Oshmyany, Hrodna region, (former USSR) now Belarus

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position of Deputy Prosecutor General, Genadz Dysko bears responsibility for politically motivated criminal cases against opposition, journalists, civil society and regular citizens. He was also involved in initiating of politically motivated criminal proceedings against Siarhei Tsikhanousky - opposition activist and husband of presidential candidate Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

21.6.2021

108.

Sviatlana, Anatoleuna LYUBETSKAYA

Svetlana Anatolevna LYUBETSKAYA

Святлана Анатольеўна ЛЮБЕЦКАЯ

Светлана Анатольевна ЛЮБЕЦКАЯ

Member of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, Chairperson of the Standing Commission on Law

DOB: 03.06.1971

POB: former USSR (now Ukraine)

Gender: female

Nationality: Belarusian

In her position as Chairperson of the Parliamentary Commission on Law, Sviatlana Lyubetskaya is responsible for the adoption of the new Code of Administrative Infringements (entered into force on 1 March 2021) that authorises arbitrary arrests and imposed increased liability for participation in mass events, including for display of political symbols. Through these legislative activities, she is responsible for serious violations of human rights, including the right of peaceful assembly, and the repression of civil society and democratic opposition. These legislative activities also seriously undermine democracy and the rule of law in Belarus.

21.6.2021

109.

Aliaksei Uladzimiravich IAHORAU

Alexei Vladimirovich YEGOROV

Аляксей Уладзіміравіч ЯГОРАЎ

Алексей Владимирович ЕГОРОВ

Member of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, Deputy Chairperson of the Standing Commission on Law

DOB: 16.12.1969

POB: Novosokolniki, Pskov region, former USSR (now Russian Federation)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as Deputy Chairperson of the Parliamentary Commission on Law, Aliaksei Iahorau is responsible for the adoption of the new Code of Administrative Infringements (entered into force on 1 March 2021) that authorises arbitrary arrests and imposed increased liability for participation in mass events, including for display of political symbols. Through these legislative activities, he is responsible for serious violations of human rights, including the right of peaceful assembly, and the repression of civil society and democratic opposition. These legislative activities also seriously undermine democracy and the rule of law in Belarus.

21.6.2021

110.

Aliaksandr Paulavich AMELIANIUK

Aleksandr Pavlovich OMELYANYUK

Аляксандр Паўлавіч АМЕЛЬЯНЮК

Александр Павлович ОМЕЛЬЯНЮК

Member of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, Deputy Chairperson of the Standing Commission on Law

DOB: 06.03.1964

POB: Kobrin, Brest Region/ Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as Deputy Chairperson of the Parliamentary Commission on Law, Aliaksandr Amelianiuk is responsible for the adoption of the new Code of Administrative Infringements (entered into force on 1 March 2021) that authorises arbitrary arrests and imposed increased liability for participation in mass events, including display of political symbols. Through these legislative activities, he is responsible for serious violations of human rights, including the right to peaceful assembly, and the repression of civil society and democratic opposition. These legislative activities also seriously undermine democracy and the rule of law in Belarus.

21.6.2021

111.

Andrei Mikalaevich MUKAVOZCHYK

Andrei Nikolaevich MUKOVOZCHYK

Андрэй Міĸалаевіч МУКАВОЗЧЫК

Андрей Ниĸолаевич МУКОВОЗЧИК

Political observer of "Belarus Today" ("Sovietskaia Belarus - Belarus Segodnya")

DOB: 13.06.1963

POB: Novosibirsk, former USSR (now Russian Federation)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

Passport number: MP 3413113 and MP 2387911

Andrei Mukavozchyk is one of the main propagandists of the Lukashenka regime publishing in "Belarus Today", the official newspaper of the Presidential Administration. In his articles, democratic opposition and civil society are systematically highlighted in a negative and derogatory way, using falsified information. He is one of the main sources of state propaganda, which supports and justifies the repression of the democratic opposition and of civil society.

In May 2020, Mukavozchyk became a recipient of the "Golden Pen" award from a pro-governmental organization Belarusian Union of Journalists. In December 2020, he received the prize "Golden Letter", handed over by representatives of the Belarussian Ministry of Information. In January 2021, Lukashenka signed a decree awarding Mukavozchyk a medal "For labour merits".

He is therefore benefitting from and supporting the Lukashenka regime.

21.6.2021

112.

Siarhei Aliaksandravich GUSACHENKA

Sergey Alexandrovich GUSACHENKO

Сяргей Аляксандравіч ГУСАЧЭНКА

Сергей Александрович ГУСАЧЕНКО

Deputy Chair of the National State Television and Radio Company (Belteleradio Company)

DOB: 05.11.1983

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

Office phone: (+375-17) 369 90 15

In his position as the Deputy Chairman of Belteleradiocompany, the State Television, author and host of weekly propaganda TV-show „Glavnyy efir“, Siarhei Gusachenka has been willingly providing the Belarusian public with false information about the outcome of elections, protests and the repressions perpetrated by the state authorities. He is directly responsible for the way in which the State Television presents information about the situation in the country, thus lending support to the authorities, including Lukashenka.

He is therefore supporting the Lukashenka regime.

21.6.2021

113.

Genadz Branislavavich DAVYDZKA

Gennadi Bronislavovich DAVYDKO

Генадзь Браніслававіч ДАВЫДЗЬКА

Геннадий Брониславович ДАВЫДЬКO

Member of the Chamber of Representatives, Chair of the Committee on Human Rights and Media

Chair of the Belarusian political organisation Belaya Rus

DOB: 29.09.1955

POB: Popovka village, Senno/Sjanno, Vitebsk Region, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

Passport MP2156098

As the Chairman of Belaya Rus, a major pro-Lukashenka organization, Genadz Davydzka is one of the main propagandists of the regime. In his support for Lukashenka, he frequently used inflammatory language, and encouraged the violence of the state apparatus against peaceful protesters.

He is therefore supporting the Lukashenka regime.

21.6.2021

114.

Volha Mikalaeuna CHAMADANAVA

Olga Nikolaevna CHEMODANOVA

Вольга Міĸалаеўна ЧАМАДАНАВА

Ольга Ниĸолаевна ЧЕМОДАНОВА

Press Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus

DOB: 13.10.1977

POB: Minsk region, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: female

Nationality: Belarusian

Rank: Colonel

Passport: MC1405076

Being the main media person of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus, Volha Chamadanava plays a key role in distorting and deflecting the facts of violence against the protesters, as well as in spreading false information about them. She has threatened peaceful protesters and continues to justify violence against them.

Since she is a part of the security apparatus and speaks on its behalf, she is therefore supporting the Lukashenka regime.

21.6.2021

115.

Siarhei Ivanavich SKRYBA

Sergei Ivanovich SKRIBA

Сяргей Іванавіч СКРЫБА

Сергей Иванович СКРИБА

Vice Chancellor of the Belarusian State Economic University for Educational Work

DOB: 21.11.1964 / 1965

POB: Kletsk, Minsk Region, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

e-mail: skriba_s@bseu.by

In his position as Vice Chancellor of the Belarusian State Economic University (BSEU) for educational work, Siarhei Skryba is responsible for sanctions taken against students for their participation in peaceful protests, including their expulsion from university.

Some of these sanctions were taken following Lukashenka's call on 27 October 2020 for expelling from universities students taking part in protests and strikes.

He is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society and is supporting the Lukashenka regime.

21.6.2021

116.

Siarhei Piatrovich, RUBNIKOVICH

Sergei Petrovich RUBNIKOVICH

Сяргей Пятровіч РУБНІКОВІЧ Сергей Петрович РУБНИКОВИЧ

Rector of the Belarusian State Medical University DOB: 1974

POB: Sharkauschyna, Vitebsk/ Viciebsk Region/ Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as the Rector of the Belarusian State Medical University, whose appointment was approved by Alexander Lukashenka, Siarhei Rubnikovich is responsible for the decision of University administration to expel students for taking part in peaceful protests. The expulsion orders were taken following Lukashenka's call on 27 October 2020 for expelling from universities students taking part in protests and strikes.

He is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society and is supporting the Lukashenka regime.

21.6.2021

117.

Aliaksandr Henadzevich BAKHANOVICH

Aleksandr Gennadevich BAKHANOVICH

Аляĸсандр Генадзевіч БАХАНОВІЧ

Алеĸсандр Геннадьевич БАХАНОВИЧ

Rector of the Brest State Technical University

DOB: 1972

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as the Rector of the Brest State Technical University, whose appointment was approved by Alexander Lukashenka, Aliaksandr Bakhanovich is responsible for the decision of University administration to expel students for taking part in peaceful protests. The expulsion orders were taken following Lukashenka's call on 27 October 2020 for expelling from universities students taking part in protests and strikes.

Bakhanovich is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society and is supporting the Lukashenka regime.

21.6.2021

118.

Mikhail Ryhoravich BARAZNA

Mikhail Grigorevich BOROZNA

Міхаіл Рыгоравіч БАРАЗНА

Михаил Григорьевич БОРОЗНА

Rector of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts (BSAA)

DOB: 20.11.1962

POB: Rakusheva, Mahileu/ Mogiliev Region/ Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as the Rector of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts (BSAA), Mikhail Barazna is responsible for the decision of University administration to expel students for taking part in peaceful protests.

The expulsion orders were taken following Lukashenka's call on 27 October 2020 for expelling from universities students taking part in protests and strikes.

Mikhail Barazna is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society and is supporting the Lukashenka regime.

21.6.2021

119.

Maxim Uladzimiravich RYZHANKOU

Maxim Vladimirovich RYZHENKOV

Максім Уладзіміравіч РЫЖАНКОЎ

Максим Владимирович РЫЖЕНКОВ

First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration

DOB: 19.06.1972

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as the First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration, Maxim Ryzhankou is closely associated with the President and responsible for ensuring the implementation of presidential powers in the field of domestic and foreign policy. For over 20 years of his career in the civil service of Belarus he has held a number of posts, including in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and various embassies. He is therefore supporting the Lukashenka regime.

21.6.2021

120.

Dzmitry Aliaksandravich LUKASHENKA

Dmitry Aleksandrovich LUKASHENKO

Дзмітрый Аляксандравіч ЛУКАШЭНКА

Дмитрий Александрович ЛУКАШЕНКО

Businessman, chairman of President’s Sport Club

DOB: 23.03.1980

POB: Mogilev/ Mahiliou, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

Dzmitry Lukashenka is Aliaksandr Lukashenka’s son and a businessman. He has been the chairman of the State-Public Association “Presidential Sport’s Club” since 2005 and in 2020 he has been re-elected to this post. Through this entity, he conducts business and controls a number of enterprises. He was present on Aliaksandr Lukashenka’s secret inauguration in September 2020. He is therefore benefiting from and supporting the Lukashenka regime.

21.6.2021

121.

Liliya Valereuna LUKASHENKA (SIAMASHKA)

Liliya Valerevna LUKASHENKO (SEMASHKO)

Лілія Валер'еўна ЛУКАШЭНКА (СЯМАШКА)

Лилия Валерьевна ЛУКАШЕНКО (СЕМАШКО)

Businesswoman, director of an art gallery

DOB: 1978 or 1979

POB:

Gender: female

Nationality: Belarusian

Liliya Lukashenka is the wife of Viktar Lukashenka and daughter-in-law of Aliaksandr Lukashenka. She has been closely connected with a number of high-profile companies, which have benefitted from the Lukashenka regime, including Dana Holdings / Dana Astra, Belkhudozhpromysly concern and Eastleigh trading Ltd. She was present, alongside her husband Viktar Lukashenka, on Aliaksandr Lukashenka’s secret inauguration in September 2020. She is therefore benefiting from and supporting the Lukashenka regime

21.6.2021

122.

Valeri Valerevich IVANKOVICH

Valery Valerevich IVANKOVICH

Валерый Валер'евіч ІВАНКОВІЧ

Валерий Валерьевич ИВАНКОВИЧ

General Director of OJSC "MAZ".

DOB: 1971

POB: Novopolotsk, Belarusian SSR (Now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as the General Director of OJSC “MAZ”, Valeri Ivankavich bears responsibility for the detention of MAZ workers within MAZ premises by security forces, and for firing MAZ employees who were participating in peaceful protests against the regime. He is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society.

He was appointed by Lukashenka as a member of the commission tasked to draft amendments to the Belarus constitution. He therefore supports the Lukashenka regime.

21.6.2021

123.

Aliaksandr Yauhenavich SHATROU

Alexander (Alexandr) Evgenevich SHATROV

Аляксандр Яўгенавіч ШАТРОЎ Александр Евгеньевич ШАТРОВ

Businessman, Owner and CEO of LLC Synesis

DOB:

POB: former USSR (now Russian Federation)

Gender: male

Nationality: Russian, Belarusian

In his position as the CEO and owner of LLC Synesis, Alexander Shatrov is responsible for this company’s decision to provide Belarusian authorities with a surveillance platform, Kipod, which can search through and analyse video footage and employ facial recognition software. He is therefore contributing to the repression of civil society and democratic opposition by the state apparatus.

Synesis LLC and its subsidiary Panoptes benefit from their participation in the Republican Safety Monitoring System. Other companies owned or co-owned by Shatrov, such as BelBet and Synesis Sport, also benefit from government contracts.

He made public statements in which he criticised those protesting against the Lukashenka regime and put into perspective the lack of democracy in Belarus. He therefore benefits from and supports the Lukashenka regime.

21.6.2021

124.

Siarhei Siamionavich TSIATSERYN

Sergei Semionovich TETERIN

Сяргей Сямёнавіч ЦЯЦЕРЫН

Сергей Семёнович ТЕТЕРИН

Businessman, owner of BELGLOBALSTART, co-owner of VIBEL, Chairman of Belarusian Tennis Federation

DOB: 07.01.1961

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

Siarhei Tsiatseryn is one of the leading businessmen operating in Belarus, with business interests in distribution of alcohol drinks (through his company “Belglobalstart”), food products and furniture. He belongs to Lukashenko‘s inner circle.

In 2019, Belglobalstart was granted an opportunity to start the construction of a multi-functional business centre in front of the presidential palace in Minsk. He co-owns the company VIBEL that sells commercials on a number of Belarusian national TV channels. He is the chairman of Belarusian Tennis Federation and former Lukashenka’s aide for sports matters.

He made public comments condemning the sportsmen of Belarus expressing their protests against the Lukashenka regime, namely protesting against violence and persecution of peaceful protesters, journalists, human rights activists. He publicly demanded these sportsmen to return all money the state had invested in them.

He therefore benefits from and supports the Lukashenka regime.

21.6.2021

125.

Mikhail Safarbekovich GUTSERIEV

Микаил (Михаил) Сафарбекович ГУЦЕРИЕВ

Businessman, owner of Safmar, Slavkali and Slavneft companies

DOB: 09.05.1958

POB: Akmolinsk, former USSR (now Kazakhstan)

Gender: male

Nationality: Russian

Mikhail Gutseriev is a prominent Russian businessman, with business interests in Belarus in the sectors of energy, potash, hospitality and others. He is a long-time friend of Aliaksandr Lukashenka and thanks to this association has accumulated significant wealth and influence among the political elite in Belarus. “Safmar”, a company controlled by Gutseriev, was the only Russian oil firm that carried on supplying oil to Belarussian refineries during the energy crisis between Belarus and Russia in early 2020.

Gutseriev also supported Lukashenka in disputes with Russia over oil deliveries. Gutseriev owns the “Slavkali” company, which is building Nezhinsky potassium chloride mining and processing plant based on the Starobinsky potash salt deposit near Lyuban. It is the largest investment in Belarus, worth $2 billion. Lukashenka promised to rename the town of Lyuban to Gutserievsk in his honor. His other businesses in Belarus include “Slavneft” fueling stations and oil depots, a hotel, a business center and an airport terminal in Minsk. Lukashenka came to Gutseriev’s defense after criminal investigation was initiated against him in Russia. Lukashenka also thanked Gutseriev for his financial contributions to charity and investments of billions of dollars in Belarus. Gutseriev is reported to have gifted Lukashenka luxurious presents.

He also declared to be the owner of a residency, which de facto belongs to Lukashenka, thus covering him up when journalists started to investigate Lukashenka’s assets. Gutseriev is reported to have attended Lukashenka’s secret inauguration on 23 September 2020. In October 2020 Lukashenka and Gutseriev both appeared at the opening on an orthodox church, which the latter sponsored. According to media reports, when the striking employees of Belarusian state-owned media were fired in August 2020, Russian media workers were flown to Belarus on board of aircraft belonging to Gutseriev in order to replace the fired workers, and lodged in hotel Minsk Renaissance belonging to Gutseriev. Mikhail Gutseriev is therefore benefitting from and supporting the Lukashenka regime.

21.6.2021

126.

Aliaksey Ivanavich ALEKSIN

Alexei Ivanovich OLEKSIN

Аляксей Іванавіч АЛЕКСІН

Алексей Иванович ОЛЕКСИН

Businessman, Co-owner of Bremino Group,

DOB:

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

Aliaksei Aleksin is one of the leading businessmen in Belarus, with business interests in the sectors of oil and energy, real estate, development, logistics, tobacco, retail, finance and others. He enjoys a close relationship with Aliaksandr Lukashenka and his son and former National Security Advisor Viktar Lukashenka. He is active in the biker movement in Belarus, a hobby he shares with Viktar Lukashenka. His company owns property in “Alexandria 2” (Mogilev region), commonly called “presidential residence”, where Aliaksandr Lukashenka is a frequent visitor.

He is the co-owner of “Bremino Group” – the initiator and co-administrator of the Bremino-Orsha special economic zone project, created by a presidential decree signed by Aliaksandr Lukashenka. The company has received state support for developing the Bremino-Orsha zone, as well as a number of financial and tax advantages and other benefits. Aleksin and other owners of Bremino Group received support from Viktar Lukashenka.

Companies “Inter Tobacco” and “Energo-Oil”, which belong to Aleksin and members of his close family, were given exclusive privileges to import tobacco products to Belarus, based on a decree signed by Aliaksandr Lukashenka, and received state support for the creation of Tabakierka kiosks. He was allegedly involved in the establishment of the first government-approved private military company in Belarus “GardServis”, with reported links to the Belarussian security apparatus. He is therefore benefitting from the Lukashenka regime.

21.6.2021

127.

Aliaksandr Mikalaevich ZAITSAU

Alexander (Alexandr) Nikolaevich ZAITSEV

Аляксандр Мікалаевіч ЗАЙЦАЎ

Александр Николаевич ЗАЙЦЕВ

Businessman, co-owner of Bremino Group and Sohra Group

DOB: 22.11.1976 or 22.11.1975

POB: Ruzhany, Brest oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

Aliaksandr Zaitsau is the former assistant of Viktar Lukashenka, son and former Adviser on National Security to Aliaksandr Lukashenka. Through access to the Lukashenka family Zaitsau obtains lucrative contracts for his businesses. He is the owner of Sohra Group that is granted the right to export state-owned enterprises’ production (tractors, trucks) to the Gulf and African countries. He is also the co-owner of Bremino Group. The company has received state support for developing the Bremino-Orsha zone, as well as a number of financial and tax advantages and other benefits. Zaitsau and other owners of Bremino Group received support from Viktar Lukashenka.

He therefore benefits from and supports the Lukashenka regime.

21.6.2021

128.

Ivan Branislavavich MYSLITSKI

Ivan Bronislavovich MYSLITSKIY

Іван Браніслававіч МЫСЛІЦКІ

Иван Брониславович МЫСЛИЦКИЙ

First Deputy Head of the Penal Correction Department Of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

DOB: 23.10.1976

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as First Deputy Head of the Penal Correction Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs that has authority over detention facilities, Ivan Myslitski is responsible for the inhumane and degrading treatment, including torture, inflicted on citizens who participated in peaceful protests and were detained in those detention facilities in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in line with the address of Lukashenka to officers of the Interior Ministry.

In his position, he bears responsibility for detention conditions in Belarusian prisons, including the categorisation of prisoners corresponding to different kinds of ill-treatment and torture the detainees are subject to, such as verbal abuse, punitive isolation, deprivation of calls and visits, mutilation, beatings and brutal torture.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

21.6.2021

129.

Aleh Mikalaevich, BELIAKOU

Oleg Nikolaevich BELIAKOV

Алег Міĸалаевіч БЕЛЯКОЎ

Олег Ниĸолаевич БЕЛЯКОВ

Deputy Head of the Penal Correction Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

DOB:

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as Deputy Head of the Penal Correction Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs that has authority over detention facilities, Aleh Beliakou is responsible for the inhumane and degrading treatment, including torture, inflicted on citizens who participated in peaceful protests and were detained in those detention facilities in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in line with the address of Lukashenka to officers of the Interior Ministry.

In his position, he bears responsibility for detention conditions in Belarusian prisons, including the categorisation of prisoners corresponding to different kinds of ill-treatment and torture the detainees are subject to, such as verbal abuse, punitive isolation, deprivation of calls and visits, mutilation, beatings and brutal torture.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

21.6.2021

130.

Uladzislau Aliakseevich MANDRYK

Vladislav Alekseevich MANDRIK

Уладзіслаў Аляксеевіч МАНДРЫК

Владислав Алексеевич МАНДРИК

Deputy Head of the Penal Correction Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

DOB: 04.07.1971

POB:

National ID: 3040771A125PB2; Passport: MP3810311.

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as Deputy Head of the Penal Correction Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs that has authority over detention facilities, Uladzislau Mandryk is responsible for the inhumane and degrading treatment, including torture, inflicted on citizens who participated in peaceful protests and were detained in those detention facilities in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in line with the address of Lukashenka to officers of the Interior Ministry.

In his position, he bears responsibility for detention conditions in Belarusian prisons, including the categorization of prisoners, corresponding to different kinds of ill-treatment and torture the detainees are subject to, such as verbal abuse, punitive isolation, deprivation of calls and visits, mutilation, beatings and brutal torture.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

21.6.2021

131.

Andrei Mikalaevich DAILIDA

Andrei Nikolaevich DAILIDA

Андрэй Мікалаевіч ДАЙЛІДА

Андрей Ниĸолаевич ДАЙЛИДА

Deputy Head of the Penal Correction Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

DOB: 01.07.1974

POB:

Passport: KH2133825

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as Deputy Head of the Penal Correction Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs that has authority over detention facilities, Andrei Dailida is responsible for the inhumane and degrading treatment, including torture, inflicted on citizens who participated in peaceful protests and were detained in those detention facilities in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in line with the address of Lukashenka to officers of the Interior Ministry.

In his position, he bears responsibility for detention conditions in Belarusian prisons, including the categorization of prisoners, corresponding to different kinds of ill-treatment and torture the detainees are subject to, such as verbal abuse, punitive isolation, deprivation of calls and visits, mutilation, beatings and brutal torture. For his work as Deputy head of the Penal Correction Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, he received, in December 2020, the Presidential Order for service to the Motherland and has therefore benefitted from the Lukashenka regime

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

21.6.2021

132.

Aleh Mikalaevich LASHCHYNOUSKI

Oleg Nikolaevich LASHCHINOVSKII

Алег Мікалаевіч ЛАШЧЫНОЎСКІ

Олег Николаевич ЛАЩИНОВСКИЙ

Former Deputy Head of the Penal Correction Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

DOB: 12.05.1963

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his former position as Deputy Head of the Penal Correction Department that has authority over detention facilities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Aleh Lashchynouski is responsible for the inhumane and degrading treatment, including torture, inflicted on citizens who participated in peaceful protests and were detained in those detention facilities in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in line with the address of Lukashenka to officers of the Interior Ministry.

In his former position, he bears responsibility for conditions in Belarusian prisons and the repressive measures taken there, including the categorisation of prisoners corresponding to different kinds of ill-treatment and torture the detainees are subject to, such as verbal abuse, punitive isolation, deprivation of calls and visits, mutilation, beatings and brutal torture.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

21.6.2021

133.

Zhana Uladzimirauna BATURYTSKAIA

Zhanna Vladimirovna BATURITSKAYA

Жана Уладзіміраўна БАТУРЫЦКАЯ

Жанна Владимировна БАТУРИЦКАЯ

Head of the Directorate of Sentence Enforcement of the Penal Correction Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

DOB: 20.04.1972

POB:

Gender: female

Nationality: Belarusian

In her position as Head of the Directorate of Sentence Enforcement of the Penal Correction Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs that has authority over detention facilities, Zhana Baturitskaia is responsible for the inhumane and degrading treatment, including torture, inflicted on citizens who participated in peaceful protests and were detained in those detention facilities in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in line with the address of Lukashenka to officers of the Interior Ministry.

In her position, she bears responsibility for detention conditions in Belarusian prisons, including the categorisation of prisoners corresponding to different kind of ill-treatment and torture the detainees are subject to, such as verbal abuse, punitive isolation, deprivation of calls and visits, mutilation, beatings, brutal torture.

She is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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Dzmitry Mikalaevich STREBKOU

Dmitry Nikolaevich STREBKOV

Дзмітрый Мікалаевіч СТРЭБКОЎ

Дмитрий Николаевич СТРЕБКОВ

Head of the Prison No. 8 in Zhodino

DOB: 19.03.1977

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as Head of the Prison No. 8 in Zhodino, Dzmitry Strebkou is responsible for the appalling conditions in the detention centre and for the inhumane and degrading treatment, including torture, inflicted on citizens who participated in peaceful protests and were detained in this detention facility, including in its temporary detention centre, in the wake of the 2020 presidential election.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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135.

Yauhen Andreevich SHAPETSKA

Evgeniy Andreevich SHAPETKO

Яўген Андрэевіч ШАПЕЦЬКА

Евгений Андреевич ШАПЕТЬКО

Head of Akrestina isolation centre for offenders

DOB: 30.03.1989

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as the Head of the Akrestina Isolation Centre for Offenders, Yauhen Shapetska is responsible for appalling conditions in the isolation centre and for the inhumane and degrading treatment, including torture, inflicted on citizens who participated in peaceful protests and were detained in this detention facility in the wake of the 2020 presidential election.

He is therefore responsible for serious violations of human rights and for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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136.

Ihar Ryhoravich KENIUKH

Igor Grigorevich KENIUKH

Ігар Рыгоравіч КЕНЮХ

Игорь Григорьевич КЕНЮХ

Head of Akrestina Temporary Detention Centre

DOB: 21.01.1980

POB: Gomel Region/ Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as the Head of the Akrestina Temporary Detention Centre, Ihar Keniukh is responsible for appalling conditions and for the inhumane and degrading treatment, including beatings and torture, inflicted on citizens detained in this detention facility in the wake of the 2020 presidential election.

He exerted pressure on medical staff to remove doctors who sympathize with protesters. According to the testimony of multiple women included in the report of the Centre for Promotion of Women’s Rights, "Her Rights," the most inhumane treatment took place in the detention centre at Akrestina in Minsk, where the OMON policemen were especially cruel and used torture.

He is therefore responsible for serious violations of human rights and for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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137.

Hleb Uladzimiravich DRYL

Gleb Vladimirovich DRIL

Глеб Уладзіміравіч ДРЫЛЬ

Глеб Владимирович ДРИЛЬ

Deputy Head of the Akrestina Temporary Detention Centre

DOB: 12.05.1980

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as Deputy Head of the Temporary Detention Centre, Hleb Dryl is responsible for the appalling conditions and for the inhumane and degrading treatment, including beatings and torture, inflicted on citizens detained in this detention facility in the wake of the 2020 presidential election.

According to witness testimonies, some of the women detained on 9-12 August 2020 were heavily beaten in the detention centres. According to the testimony of multiple women, included in the report of the Centre for Promotion of Women’s Rights “Her Rights”, the most inhumane treatment took place in the detention centre at Akrestina in Minsk, where the OMON policemen were especially cruel and used torture.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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138.

Uladzimir Iosifavich LAPYR

Vladimir Yosifovich LAPYR

Уладзімір Іосіфавіч ЛАПЫР

Владимир Иосифович ЛАПЫРЬ

Deputy Head of the Akrestina Temporary Detention Centre

DOB: 21.08.1977

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as Deputy Head of the Akrestina Temporary Detention Centre, Uladzimir Lapyr is responsible for appalling conditions and for the inhumane and degrading treatment, including beatings and torture, inflicted on citizens detained in this detention facility in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. According to the testimony of multiple women included in the report of the Centre for Promotion of Women’s Rights, "Her Rights," the most inhumane treatment took place in the detention centre at Akrestina in Minsk, where the OMON policemen were especially cruel and used torture.

He is therefore responsible for serious violations of human rights and for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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139.

Aliaksandr Uladzimiravich VASILIUK

Alexander (Alexandr) Vladimirovich VASILIUK

Аляксандр Уладзіміравіч ВАСІЛЮК

Александр Владимирович ВАСИЛЮК

Head of the Investigation team of the Investigative Committee

DOB: 08.05.1975

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as Head of the Investigation team of the Investigative Committee of Belarus, Aliaksandr Vasiliuk is responsible for politically-motivated prosecutions and detention, in particular of the opposition Coordination Council members, including Belarusian opposition leader Mariya Kalesnikava who is considered a political prisoner by human rights organisations. He is also responsible for the detention of several opposition media representatives.

He is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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140.

Yauhen Anatolevich ARKHIREEU

Evgeniy Anatolevich ARKHIREEV

Яўген Анатольевіч АРХІРЭЕЎ

Евгений Анатольевич АРХИРЕЕВ

Head of the Main Investigation Department, Central Office of Investigative Committee

DOB: 1.07.1977

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as the Head of the Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of Belarus, Yauhen Arkhireeu is responsible for initiating and investigating politically-motivated criminal proceedings, in particular of the opposition Coordination Council members and other protesters. Such investigations are aimed at intimidating protesters, as well as criminalizing the participation in peaceful protests.

He is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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141.

Aliaksei Iharavich KAURYZHKIN

Alexey Igorovich KOVRYZHKIN

Аляĸсей Ігаравіч КАЎРЫЖКІН

Алеĸсей Игоревич КОВРИЖКИН

Head of Investigation Team, Main Investigation Department, Investigative Committee

DOB: 03.11.1981

POB: Bobruisk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as the Head of the Investigation Team of the Investigative Committee of Belarus, Aliaksei Kauryzhkin is responsible for politically motivated prosecutions and detention, in particular of members of Viktar Babarika's presidential campaign team and of Coordination Council members, including lawyer Maxim Znak who is considered a political prisoner by human rights organisations.

He is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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142.

Aliaksandr Dzmitryevich AHAFONAU

Alexander (Alexandr) Dmitrievich AGAFONOV

Аляксандр Дзмітрыевіч АГАФОНАЎ

Александр Дмитриевич АГАФОНОВ

First Deputy Head of the Main Investigation Department, Investigative Committee

DOB: 13.03.1982

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as the First Deputy Head of the Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of Belarus, Aliaksandr Ahafonau is responsible for politically-motivated prosecutions and arrests of the presidential candidate Siarhei Tsikhanousky – opposition activist and husband of presidential candidate Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya. and other political activists, including Mikalai Statkevich and Dzmitry Kazlou. Siarhei Tsikhanousky, Dzmitry Kazlou, and Mikalai Statkevich are recognised as political prisoners by Viasna, a Belarussian human rights organisation.

He is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

21.6.2021

143.

Kanstantsin Fiodaravich BYCHAK

Konstantin Fedorovich BYCHEK

Канстанцін Фёдаравіч БЫЧАК

Константин Фёдорович БЫЧЕК

Head of Division of the KGB Investigation Department

DOB: 20.09.1985

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as Head of Division of the KGB Investigation Department, Kanstantin Bychak has supervised politically motivated investigation of presidential candidate Viktar Babarika. Babarika’s candidacy was rejected by the Central Election Commission. This decision was based on a report from the KGB and official TV statements of Bychak declaring Babarika guilty of money laundering while investigations were still ongoing.

On October 26, 2020, Bychak threatened peaceful protestors on the governmental TV by stating that their actions would be classified as acts of terrorism.

He is therefore responsible for the repression of the democratic opposition and civil society.

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144.

Andrei Siarheevich BAKACH

Andrei Sergeevich BAKACH

Андрэй Сяргеевіч БАКАЧ

Андрей Сергеевич БАКАЧ

Head of the Pervomaysky District Police Department of Minsk

DOB: 19.11.1983

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as Head of the department of Internal Affairs of the Pervomaysky District Administration in Minsk (since December 2019), Andrei Bakach is responsible for the actions of police forces belonging to this police precinct and for the actions occurring in the police station. During his time as Head, peaceful protesters in Minsk were subjected to cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment inside the police station under his control.

He is therefore responsible for serious violations of human rights and the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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145.

Aliaksandr Uladzimiravich, PALULEKH

Aleksandr Vladimirovich POLULEKH

Аляксандр Уладзіміравіч ПАЛУЛЕХ

Александр Владимирович ПОЛУЛЕХ

Head of the Frunzensky District Police Department of Minsk

DOB: 25.06.1979

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as the Head of the Internal Affairs Directorate of the Frunzensky District Administration of Minsk, Aliaksandr Palulekh is responsible for the repression led by the police forces in this district against peaceful protesters in the wake of the 2020 presidential elections, in particular with ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful protesters who were detained inside the police station under his control.

He is therefore responsible for serious violations of human rights and the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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146.

Aliaksandr Aliaksandravich ZAKHVITSEVICH

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich ZAKHVITSEVICH

Аляксандр Аляксандравіч ЗАХВІЦЭВІЧ

Александр Александрович ЗАХВИЦЕВИЧ

Deputy Head of the Frunzensky District Police Department of Minsk

DOB: 01.01.1977

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as the Deputy Head of the Frunzensky District Police Department of Minsk Aliaksandr Zakhvitsevich supervises public security police and is responsible for the inhumane and degrading treatment, including torture, inflicted on citizens detained in the Frunzenskiy District in the wake of the 2020 presidential election and for the general brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters in this district. Officers under Zakhvitsevich's supervision used torture against detainees.

He is therefore responsible for serious violations of human rights and the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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147.

Siarhei Uladzimiravich USHAKOU

Sergei Vladimirovich USHAKOV

Сяргей Уладзіміравіч УШАКОЎ

Сергей Владимирович УШАКОВ

Deputy Head of the Frunzensky District Police Department of Minsk

DOB: 22.08.1980

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as the Deputy Head of the Frunzensky District Police Department of Minsk supervising criminal police, Siarhei Ushakou is responsible for actions of his subordinates, especially inhumane and degrading treatment, including torture, inflicted on citizens detained in the Frunzensky District in the wake of the 2020 presidential election and for the general brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters. Officers under Ushakou’s direct supervision used torture against detainees.

He is therefore responsible for serious violations of human rights and the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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148.

Siarhei Piatrovich ARTSIOMENKA

Sergei Petrovich ARTEMENKO / ARTIOMENKO

Сяргей Пятровіч АРЦЁМЕНКА

Сергей Петрович АРТЁМЕНКО

Deputy Head of the Pervomaisky Police District in Minsk

DOB: 26.03.1973

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as the Deputy Head of the Pervomaisky Police District in Minsk, supervising public security police, Siarhei Artemenko is responsible for the inhumane and degrading treatment, including torture, inflicted, by his subordinates on citizens detained at the Pervomaiskiy District Police Department of Minsk that occurred in the wake of the 2020 presidential election and for the general brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters. One example is the mistreatment of Maxim Haroshin, a floral shop owner, who was arrested after he gave flowers to the participants of the Women's March on 13 October 2020. Artemenko exerted pressure on citizens not to participate in peaceful demonstrations.

He is therefore responsible for serious violations of human rights and the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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149.

Aliaksandr Mikhailavich RYDZETSKI

Aleksandr Mikhailovich RIDETSKIY

Аляксандр Міхайлавіч РЫДЗЕЦКІ

Александр Михайлович РИДЕЦКИЙ

Former Head of the Oktyabrskiy District Police Department of Minsk, Head of the Directorate of internal security of the State Forensic Examination Committee

DOB: 14.08.1978

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his former position as the Head of the Oktyabrsky District Police Department of Minsk, Aliandsandr Rydzetski was responsible for the inhuman and degrading treatment, including torture, inflicted by his subordinates on citizens detained in that district in the wake of the 2020 presidential election.

He is therefore responsible for serious violations of human rights and the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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150.

Dzmitry Iauhenevich BURDZIUK

Dmitry Evgenevich BURDIUK

Дзмітрый Яўгеньевіч БУРДЗЮК

Дмитрий

Евгеньевич БУРДЮК

Head of the Oktyabrsky District Police Department, Former Head of the Partizanski District Police Department of Minsk

DOB: 31.01.1980

POB: Brest region, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

Personal identification: 3310180C009PB7

Passport number: MP3567896

In his former position as Head of the Partizanski District Police Department of Minsk, Dzmitry Burdziuk was responsible for overseeing the severe beatings and torture of peaceful protesters and bystanders in that district in the wake of the 2020 presidential election.

In December 2020 he was appointed Head of the Oktyabrsky Disrict Police Department.

He is therefore responsible for serious violations of human rights and the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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151.

Vital Vitalevich KAPILEVICH

Vitaliy Vitalevich KAPILEVICH

Віталь Вітальевіч КАПІЛЕВІЧ

Виталий Витальевич КАПИЛЕВИЧ

Head of the Leninsky District Police Department of Minsk

DOB: 26.11.1988

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as the Head of the Leninsky District Police Department of Minsk, Vital Kapilevich is responsible for the inhumane and degrading treatment, including torture, inflicted on citizens detained at the Leninsky District Police Department. The detainees were denied medical help; paramedics who arrived at the Department were intimidated to prevent the provision of medical assistance to the detainees.

He is therefore responsible for serious violations of human rights and the repression of civil society.

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152.

Kiryl Stanislavavich KISLOU

Kirill Stanislavovich KISLOV

Кірыл Станіслававіч КІСЛОЎ

Кирилл Станиславович КИСЛОВ

Head of the Zavodsky District Police Department of Minsk

DOB: 02.01.1979

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as Head of the Zavodsky District Police Department of Minsk, Kiryl Kislou is responsible for inhumane and degrading treatment, including torture, inflicted on citizens detained at the premises of this police station. He is also responsible for mass repressions against peaceful protesters, journalists, human rights activists, workers, representatives of the academic community and bystanders, inflicted by his subordinates.

He is therefore responsible for serious violations of human rights and the repression of civil society.

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153.

Siarhei Aliaksandravich VAREIKA

Sergey Aleksandrovich VAREIKO

Сяргей Аляĸсандравіч ВАРЭЙКА

Сергей Алеĸсандрович ВАРЕЙКО

Head of Moskovski District Police Department of Minsk, former Deputy Head of the Zavodsky District Police Department of Minsk

DOB: 01.02.1980

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his former position as Deputy Head of the Zavodsky District Police Siarhei Vareika is responsible for the inhumane and degrading treatment, including torture, inflicted on citizens detained on the premises of the Zavodsky District Police Department in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. He is also responsible for the actions of his subordinates, who took part in mass repressions against peaceful protesters, journalists, human rights activists, workers, representatives of the academic community and bystanders.

On 21 December 2020 he was appointed Head of Moskovsky District Police Department of Minsk.

He is therefore responsible for serious violations of human rights and the repression of civil society.

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154.

Siarhei Feliksavich DUBAVIK

Sergey Feliksovich DUBOVIK

Сяргей Феліĸсавіч ДУБАВІК

Сергей Фелиĸсович ДУБОВИК

Deputy Head of the Leninsky District Police Department

DOB: 01.02.1974

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as Deputy Head of the Leninsky District Police Department, Siarhei Dubavik is responsible for the inhumane and degrading treatment, including torture, inflicted on citizens detained on the premises of the Leninsky District Police Department in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. The detainees were denied medical help; paramedics who arrived at the Department were intimidated to prevent the provision of medical assistance to the detainees.

He is also responsible for the actions of his subordinates, who took part in mass repressions against peaceful protesters, journalists, human rights activists, workers, representatives of the academic community and bystanders.

He is therefore responsible for serious violations of human rights and the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

21.6.2021

155.

Aliaksandr Mechyslavavich ANDRYEUSKI

Alexander (Alexandr) Mechislavovich ANDRIEVSKII

Аляĸсандр Мечыслававіч АНДРЫЕЎСКІ

Алеĸсандр Мечиславович АНДРИЕВСКИЙ

Deputy Head of the Frunzensky District Police Department of Minsk

DOB: 29.04.1982

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as Deputy Head of the Frunzensky District Police Department in Minsk, Aliaksandr Andryeuski is responsible for inhumane and degrading treatment, including torture, inflicted on citizens detained on the premises of the Fruzensky District Police Department in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. Detaineees were standing on their knees with heads down for hours, violently beaten, hit with a taser.

He is therefore responsible for serious violations of human rights and the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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156.

Vital Mikhailavich MAKRYTSKI

Vitalii Mikhailavich MAKRITSKII

Віталь Міхайлавіч МАКРЫЦКІ

Виталий

Михайлович МАКРИЦКИЙ

Deputy Head of the Oktyabrsky District Police Department of Minsk (Until December 17 2020). From December 17 2020 - the Head of the Partizanski District Police Department of Minsk

DOB: 17.02.1975

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his former position as Deputy Head of the Oktyabrsky District Police Department of Minsk, Vital Makrytski was responsible for overseeing the severe beatings and torture of peaceful protesters and bystanders detained on the premises of this police department, in the wake of the 2020 presidential election.

In December 2020 he was promoted to the position of the Head of the Partizanski District Police Department of Minsk.

He is therefore responsible for serious violations of human rights and the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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157.

Yauhen Aliakseevich URUBLEUSKI

Evgenii Alekseevich VRUBLEVSKII

Яўген Аляĸсеевіч УРУБЛЕЎСКІ

ЕвгенийАлеĸсеевич ВРУБЛЕВСКИЙ

Senior Police Sergeant of the Akrestina Offenders' Isolation Centre

DOB: 28.01 1966

POB:

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as a senior police sergeant of the Akrestina Offenders Isolation Centre. Yauhen Urubleuski is responsible for the inhumane and degrading treatment, including torture, inflicted on citizens detained in the Offenders’ Detention Centre. According to witnesses and media reports, he personally took part in brutal beatings of civilians detained in August 2020.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations.

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158.

Mikalai Mikalaevich KARPIANKAU

Nikolai Nikolaevich KARPENKOV

Міĸалай Міĸалаевіч КАРПЯНКОЎ

Ниĸолай Ниĸолаевич КАРПЕНКОВ

Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Former Head of the Main Department for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

DOB: 06.09.1968

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as the Head of the Main Department for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Mikalai Karpiankau is responsible for the inhumane and degrading treatment inflicted on citizens who participated in peaceful protests and for their arbitrary arrest and detention. Numerous testimonies, photo and video evidence indicate that the group under his command beat and arrested peaceful protestors, threatened them with firearms.

On 6 September 2020, Karpiankou was filmed as he was smashing a glass door with a baton to the café where peaceful protestors were hiding and brutally detaining them. A recording has been published where he claimed his department would use firearms against the protestors.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

21.6.2021

159.

Mikhail Viachaslavavich HRYB

Mikhail Viacheslavovich GRIB

Міхаіл Вячаслававіч ГРЫБ

Михаил Вячеславович ГРИБ

Head of the Main Department of Internal Affairs of the Minsk City Executive Committee

DOB: 29.07.1980

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

Mikhail Hryb was Head of the Department of Internal Affairs in the Vitebsk Regional Executive Committee from March 2019 to October 2020, afterwards being appointed Head of the Main Department of Internal Affairs of the Minsk city Executive Committee and assigned the title of major general of militia (police forces).

In this capacity, he is responsible for the actions of police forces, respectively in the Vitebsk region until October 2020 and in Minsk since after October 2020, including violent repression of peaceful protesters and breaches of right to peaceful assembly and free speech, committed by police forces in Vitebsk and Minsk, in the aftermath of the 2020 Belarussian presidential elections.

He is therefore responsible for serious violations of human rights and the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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160.

Viktar Genadzevich KHRENIN

Viktor Gennadievich KHRENIN

Віктар Генадзевіч ХРЭНІН

Виктор Геннадиевич ХРЕНИН

Minister of Defense

DOB: 01.08.1971

POB: Navahrudak/ Novogrudek, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: Male

Nationality: Belarusian

Rank: Lieutanant General

BY passport number: KH2594621

Personal identification: 3010871K003PB1

In his position as Minister of Defense of Belarus since 20 January 2020, Viktar Khrenin is responsible for the decision taken by the Command of the Air Forces and Air Defence Forces, on Lukashenka's instructions, to dispatch military aircraft to escort the forced landing of passenger flight FR4978 in Minsk airport without proper justification on 23 May 2021. This politically motivated decision was aimed at arresting and detaining opposition journalist Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega and is a form of repression against civil society and democratic opposition in Belarus.

He has made several public statements, declaring readiness to use the army against peaceful protesters in August 2020 and likening protesters' use of the historical white-red-white flag to Nazi collaborators.

He is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition in Belarus, and is supporting the Lukashenka regime.

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161.

Ihar Uladzimiravich HOLUB

Igor Vladimirovich GOLUB

Ігар Уладзіміравіч ГОЛУБ

Игорь Владимирович ГОЛУБ

Commander of the Air Force and Air Defence of the Armed Forces

DOB: 19.11.1967

POB: Chernigov, Chernigovskaya oblast, former USSR (now Ukraine)

Gender: Male

Nationality: Belarusian

Rank: Major General

BY passport number: KH2187962

Personal identification: 3191167E003PB1

In his position as Commander of the Air Force and Air Defence Forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus, Ihar Holub is responsible for the decision taken by the Command of the Air Forces and Air Defence Forces, on Lukashenka's instructions to dispatch military aircraft to escort the forced landing of passenger flight FR4978 in Minsk airport without proper justification on 23 May 2021.

This politically motivated decision was aimed at arresting and detaining opposition journalist Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega and is a form of repression against civil society and democratic opposition in Belarus.

Following the incident, Ihar Holub gave press statements together with Belarusian Ministry of Transport Aviation Department Director Artem Sikorsky justifying the actions of the Belarusian aviation authorities.

He is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition in Belarus, and is supporting the Lukashenka regime.

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162.

Andrei Mikalaevich GURTSEVICH

Andrei Nikolaevich GURTSEVICH

Андрэй Мікалаевіч ГУРЦЕВИЧ

Андрей Николаевич ГУРЦЕВИЧ

Chief of the Main Staff, First Deputy Commander of the Air Force

DOB: 27.07.1971

POB: Baranovich, Brest Region/ Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: Male

Nationality: Belarusian

Rank: Major General

BY passport number: MP3849920

Personal identification: 3270771C016PB2

In his position as Chief of the Main Staff and First Deputy Commander of the Air Force and Air Defence Forces of the Armed Forces, Andrei Gurtsevich is responsible for the decision taken by the Command of the Air Forces and Air Defence Forces, on Lukashenka's instructions, to dispatch military aircraft to escort the forced landing of passenger flight FR4978 in Minsk airport without proper justification on 23 May 2021.

This politically motivated decision was aimed at arresting and detaining opposition journalist Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega and is a form of repression against civil society and democratic opposition in Belarus. Following the incident, he gave press statements justifying the actions of the Belarusian authorities.

He is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition in Belarus, and is supporting the Lukashenka regime.

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Leanid Mikalaevich CHURO

Leonid Nikolaevich CHURO

Леанід Мікалаевіч ЧУРО

Леонид Николаевич ЧУРО

Director General of BELAERONAVIGATSIA State-Owned Enterprise

DOB: 08.07.1956

POB:

Gender: Male

Nationality: Belarusian

BY passport number: P4289481

Personal identification: 3080756A068PB5

In his position as Director General of the BELAERONAVIGATSIA State-Owned Enterprise, Leanid Churo is responsible for Belarusian air traffic control. He therefore bears responsibility for diverting passenger flight FR4978 to Minsk airport without proper justification on 23 May 2021. This politically motivated decision was aimed at arresting and detaining opposition journalist Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega and is a form of repression against civil society and democratic opposition in Belarus.

He is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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Aliaksei Mikalaevich AURAMENKA

Alexey Nikolaevich AVRAMENKO

Аляксей Мікалаевіч АЎРАМЕНКА

Алексей Николаевич АВРАМЕНКО

Minister of Transport and Communications

DOB: 11.05.1977

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: Male

Nationality: Belarusian

BY passport number: MP3102183

Personal identification: 3110577A020PB2

In his position as Minister of Transport and Communications of Belarus, Aliaksei Auramenka is responsible for the state management in the sphere of civil aviation and supervision of air traffic control. He therefore bears responsibility for diverting passenger flight FR4978 to Minsk airport without proper justification on 23 May 2021. This politically motivated decision was aimed at arresting and detaining opposition journalist Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega and is a form of repression against civil society and democratic opposition in Belarus. He is therefore responsible for repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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Artsiom Igaravich SIKORSKI

Artem Igorevich SIKORSKIY

Арцём Ігаравіч СІКОРСКІ

Артем Игоревич СИКОРСКИЙ

Director of the Aviation Department of the Ministry of Transport and Communications

DOB: 1983

POB: Soligorsk, Minsk Region/ Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: Male

Nationality: Belarusian

BY passport number: MP3785448

Personal identification: 3240483A023PB7

In his capacity as the Director of the Aviation Department of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Belarus, Artsiom Sikorski is responsible for the state management in the sphere of civil aviation and supervision of air traffic control. He therefore bears responsibility for diverting passenger flight FR4978 to Minsk on 23 May 2021 without a proper justification. This politically motivated decision was aimed at arresting and detaining the opposition journalist Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega and is a form of repression against civil society and democratic opposition of Belarus.

Following the incident, he gave press statements together with Commander of the Air Force and Air Defence Forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus, Ihar Holub, justifying the actions of the Belarusian aviation authorities.

He is therefore responsible for repression of civil society and democratic opposition and is supporting the Lukashenka regime.

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166.

Aleh Siarheevich HAIDUKEVICH

Oleg Sergeevich GAIDUKEVICH

Алег Сяргеевіч ГАЙДУКЕВІЧ

Олег Сергеевич ГАЙДУКЕВИЧ

Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee on International Affairs in the House of Representatives of the National Assembly, member of the delegation of the National Assembly for contacts with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

DOB: 26.03.1977

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: Male

Nationality: Belarusian

Personal identification: 3260377A081PB9

Passport number: MP2663333

Aleh Haidukevich is the Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee on International Affairs in the House of Representatives of the National Assembly, member of the delegation of the National Assembly for contacts with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. He made public statements, applauding diverting passenger flight FR4978 to Minsk on 23 May 2021. This politically motivated decision was done without proper justification and was aimed at arresting and detaining opposition journalist Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega and is a form of repression against civil society and democratic opposition in Belarus.

Additionally, Aleh Haidukevich made public statements suggesting that Belarusian opposition leaders may be detained abroad and transported to Belarus “in a car trunk”, thus supporting the ongoing crackdown of security forces on Belarusian democratic opposition and journalists.

He is therefore supporting the Lukashenka regime.

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Ihar Anatolevich KRUCHKOU

Igor Anatolevich KRIUCHKOV

Ігар Анатольевіч КРУЧКОЎ

Игорь Анатольевич КРЮЧКОВ

Head of Separate Service for Active Measures (ASAM) of the Special Forces of the State Border Committee

DOB: 13.4.1976

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

Personal ID: 3130476M077PB6

In his position as Head of Separate Service for Active Measures (ASAM) of the Special Forces of the State Border Committee, Ihar Kruchkou is responsible for actions of forces under his command, who are involved in the physical transportation of migrants inside Belarus to the border between Belarus and Union Member States. ASAM charges the transported migrants for the border crossing. Those actions are implemented as part of operation ‘Gate’.

He is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union.

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Anatol Piatrovich LAPO

Anatoliy Petrovich LAPPO

Анатоль Пятровіч ЛАПО/ЛАППО

Анатолии Петрович ЛАППО

Lieutenant General, Chairman of the State Border Committee of the Republic of Belarus (appointed on 29 December 2016), Chief State Border Delegate

DOB: 24.5.1963

POB: Kulakovka, Mogilev Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

Passport number: MP4098888

Personal ID: 3240563K033PB5

In his position as Chairman of the State Border Committee, Anatol Lapo is responsible for actions of border control bodies under his command, whose border guards were documented as directing, guiding or forcing migrants to illegally cross the border between Belarus and Union Member States, and whose deliberate failure to carry out their duties properly facilitates attempts by migrants to cross that border.

He is therefore responsible for organising activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union.

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Kanstantsin Henadzevich MOLASTAU

Konstantin Gennadevich MOLOSTOV

Канстанцін Генадзьевіч МОЛАСТАЎ

Константин Геннадьевич МОЛОСТОВ

Colonel, Head of the Grodno Border Group (appointed on 1 October 2014), Military Unit 2141, State Border Delegate

DOB: 30.5.1970

POB: Krasnoarmeysk, Saratov Region, Russian Federation

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

Passport number: KH2479999Personal ID: 3300570K025PB3

In his position as Head of the Grodno Border Group, Kanstantsin Molastau is responsible for actions of border guards under his command. The deliberate failure of the Grodno Border Group to carry out its duties properly facilitates attempts by migrants to cross the border with Union Member States.

He is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union.

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170.

Pavel Mikalaevich KHARCHANKA

Pavel Nikolaevich KHARCHENKO

Павел Мікалаевіч Харчанка

Павел Николаевич ХАРЧЕНКО

Head of the Polotsk Border Detachment

DOB: 29.3.1981

POB: Chita, former USSR (now Russian Federation)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as Head of the Polotsk Border Detachment, Pavel Kharchanka is responsible for actions of border guards under his command. The deliberate failure of the Polotsk Border Detachment to carry out its duties properly facilitates attempts by migrants to cross the border with Union Member States.

He is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union.

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171.

Ihar Mikalaevich GUTNIK

Igor Nikolaevich GUTNIK

Ігар Мікалаевіч ГУТНІК

Игорь Николаевич ГУТНИК

Head of the Brest Border Group, colonel

DOB: 17.12.1974

POB: Village of Zabolotye, Smolevichi District, Minsk Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Address: 90 Heroes of Defense of the Brest Fortress St., 224018, Brest, Belarus

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

Passport number: BM1962867

In his position as Head of the Brest Border Group, Ihar Gutnik, who in 2018 became a deputy of the Brest Regional Council as one of the candidates loyal to Lukashenka, is responsible for actions of border guards under his command. The deliberate failure of the Brest Border Group to carry out its duties properly facilitates attempts by migrants to cross the border with Union Member States.

He is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union.

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172.

Aliaksandr Barysavich DAVIDZIUK

Aleksandr Borisovich DAVIDIUK

Аляксандр Барысавіч ДАВІДЗЮК

Александр Борисович ДАВИДЮК

Colonel, Head of the Lida Border Detachment, Military Unit 1234 (appointed on 27 September 2016), State Border Delegate

Member of Lida District Council of Deputies of the 28th convocation (took office on 2 February 2018)

DOB: 4.5.1973

POB: Novograd-Volynsky, Zhytomyr region, former USSR (now Ukraine)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

Passport number: KH2613034

Personal ID: 3040573E050PB7

In his position as Head of the Lida Border Detachment, Aliaksandr Davidziuk is responsible for actions of border guards under his command. The deliberate failure of the Lida Border Detachment to carry out its duties properly facilitates attempts by migrants to cross the border with Union Member States. He is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union.

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Maksim Viktaravich BUTRANETS

Maxim Viktorovich BUTRANETS

Максім Віктаравіч БУТРАНЕЦ

Максим Викторович БУТРАНЕЦ

Head of the Smorgon Border Group, Military Unit 2044 (appointed in March 2018), State Border Delegate

DOB: 12.12.1978

POB: Sverdlovsk, former USSR (now Russian Federation)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as Head of the Smorgon Border Group, Maksim Butranets is responsible for actions of border guards under his command. The deliberate failure of the Smorgon Border Group to carry out its duties properly facilitates attempts by migrants to cross the border with Union Member States. Maksim Butranets also stated that the number of migrants at the Belarusian-Lithuanian border remained at the usual level, despite the substantial increase observed on the Lithuanian side. He is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union.

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Anatol Anatolyevich GLAZ

Anatoliy Anatolyevich GLAZ

Анатоль Анатольевіч ГЛАЗ

Анатолий Анатольевич ГЛАЗ

Head of the Department of Information and Digital Diplomacy (spokesperson) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus

DOB: 31.7.1982

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

Anatol Glaz has been Head of the Department of Information and Digital Diplomacy and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus since 11 June 2018. In this capacity, he made a number of public statements, supporting the policy of the Lukashenka regime in its latest attempts to facilitate the illegal crossings of the external borders of Union Member States. He also publicly defended the forced landing of passenger flight FR4978 in Minsk airport without proper justification on 23 May 2021. This politically motivated decision had the aim of the arrest and detention of opposition journalist Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega and is a form of repression against civil society and democratic opposition in Belarus.

He is therefore supporting the Lukashenka regime.

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Siarhei Aliaksandravich EPIKHAU

Sergei Aleksandrovich EPIKHOV

Сяргей Аляксандравіч ЕПІХАЎ

Сергей Александрович ЕПИХОВ

Judge at the Minsk Regional Court

DOB: 16.5.1966

Address: 38 Timoshenko St., apt. 198, Minsk, Belarus;

59 L.Tolstoy St., apt. 80, Vileika, Belarus;

14 Kedyshko St., apt. 11, Minsk, Belarus

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

Personal ID: 3160566B046PB4

In his position as judge at the Minsk Regional Court, Siarhei Epikhau is responsible for politically motivated rulings against opposition leaders and activists, in particular the sentencing of Maria Kolesnikova and Maksim Znak, who are considered as political prisoners by human rights organisations. Violations of rights of defence and of the right to a fair trial were reported during trials conducted under his supervision.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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Ihar Viachaslavavich LIUBAVITSKI

Igor Viacheslavovich LIUBOVITSKI

Ігар Вячаслававіч ЛЮБАВІЦКІ

Игорь Вячеславович ЛЮБОВИЦКИЙ

Judge at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus

DOB: 21.7.1983

Address: Vogel 1K St., apt. 17, Minsk, Belarus

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

Personal ID: 3210783C002PB2

In his position as judge at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus, Ihar Liubavitski is responsible for politically motivated rulings against opposition leaders, activists and journalists, in particular the sentencing of opposition presidential candidate Viktar Babarika, who is considered a political prisoner by human rights organisations.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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Siarhei Siarheevich GIRGEL

Sergei Sergeevich GIRGEL

Сяргей Сяргеевіч ГІРГЕЛЬ

Сергей Сергеевич ГИРГЕЛЬ

Senior Prosecutor of the Department of Public Prosecution of the General Prosecutor’s Office

DOB: 16.6.1978

Address: 16 Lidskaya St., apt. 165, Minsk, Belarus

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

Personal ID: 3160678H018PB5

In his position as the Senior Prosecutor of the Department of Public Prosecution of the General Prosecutor’s Office, Siarhei Girgel has represented the Lukashenka regime in politically motivated cases against opposition leaders and civil society members. In particular he has prosecuted the opposition presidential candidate Viktar Babarika, who is recognised as a political prisoner by human rights organisations. Siarhei Girgel has continuously asked the judge for long-term prison sentences.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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Valiantsina Genadzeuna KULIK

Valentina Gennadevna KULIK

Валянціна Генадзьеўна КУЛІК

Валентина Геннадьевна КУЛИК

Judge at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus
DOB: 15.1.1960
Address: 54 Angarskaya St., apt. 48, Minsk, Belarus ►C5  
Gender: female  ◄
Nationality: Belarusian
Personal ID: 4150160A119PB2

In her position as judge at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus, Valiantsina Kulik is responsible for politically motivated decisions against activists and opposition leaders. In particular she denied Viktar Babarika’s complaint to initiate a civil case based on his complaints against the Central Electoral Commission’s decision to refuse registration as a presidential candidate.

She is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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Andrei Andreevich PRAKAPUK

Andrey Andreevich PROKOPUK

Андрэй Андрэевіч ПРАКАПУК

Андрей Андреевич ПРОКОПУК

Deputy Director of the Financial Investigations Department of the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus

Colonel of the Financial Police

DOB: 22.7.1973

POB: Kobrin, Brest region, Belarus

Address: 22 Mira St., apt. 88, Priluki, Minsk Region, Belarus

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

Personal ID: 3220773C061PB1

In his position as the Deputy Director of the Financial Investigations Department of the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus, Andrei Prakapuk is responsible for politically motivated campaigns of that department against journalists and independent Belarusian media outlets. He personally approved a decision to search the premises of independent media outlet TUT.by and initiated a court case into TUT.by and the journalists employed by TUT.by, as well as blocking access to the TUT.by website.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and the repression of civil society and democratic opposition as well as for seriously undermining the rule of law.

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Ihar Anatolevich MARSHALAU

Igor Anatolevich MARSHALOV

Ігар Анатольевіч МАРШАЛАЎ

Игорь Анатольевич МАРШАЛОВ

Deputy Chairman of the State Control Committee, Director of the Financial Investigations Department of the State Control Committee

Major General of Financial Police

DOB: 12.1.1972

POB: Shkolv, Mogilev Region/Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus)

Address: 15 Shchukina St., Minsk, Belarus;

43A Franciska St., apt. 41, Minsk, Belarus

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

Personal ID: 3120172H018PB4

Ihar Marshalau is the Deputy Chairman of the State Control Committee of Belarus and Director of the Financial Investigations Department of the State Control Committee. In that position, he is responsible for initiating the politically motivated tax evasion case against the media outlet TUT.by, allegedly based on Article 243 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus, which threatens the freedom of media in Belarus. He is also responsible for the searches conducted in May 2021 at the office of TUT.by in Minsk, at regional offices and at the homes of several TUT.by staff.

He is also responsible for the detention of members of the Belarus Press Club in December 2020, a search and confiscation of items at the office of Rights of People with Disabilities including the violent interrogation of Aleh Hrableuski and Syarhei Drazdouski in January 2021, the detention of and tax evasion charges on member of the Coordination Council Liliya Ulasava, as well as the searches and detentions affecting employees of PandaDoc software company, who was running the initiative ‘Protect Belarus’, in September 2021.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and the repression of civil society and democratic opposition as well as for seriously undermining the rule of law.

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Hanna Mikhailauna SAKALOUSKAYA

Anna Mikhaylovna SOKOLOVSKAYA

Ганна Міхайлаўна САКАЛОЎСКАЯ

Анна Михайловна СОКОЛОВСКАЯ

Judge of the Judicial Collegium for Civil Cases at the Supreme Court
DOB: 18.9.1955
Address: 22 Surhanava St., apt. 1, Minsk, Belarus ►C5  
Gender: female  ◄
Nationality: Belarusian
Personal ID: 4180955A015P80

In her position as judge at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus, Hanna Sakalouskaya is responsible for the politically motivated decision to liquidate the Belarus PEN Center – a Belarusian civil society organisation. She is also responsible for a politically motivated decision leading up to the liquidation of the Belarus Helsinki Committee (BHC), as on 2 September 2021 she dismissed the complaint from BHC concerning the warning directed towards BHC by the Belarusian Ministry of Justice.

She is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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Marat Siarheevich MARKAU

Marat Sergeevich MARKOV

Марат Сяргеевіч МАРКАЎ

Марат Сергеевич МАРКОВ

Chairman of the Management Board of State-controlled TV channel ONT, host of the ‘Markov: Nothing Personal’ programme

DOB: 1.5.1969

POB: Luninets, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

Marat Markau is the Chairman of the Management Board of State-controlled TV channel ONT and the host of the ‘Markov: Nothing Personal’ programme. In this position he has been willingly providing the Belarusian public with false information about the outcome of elections, protests and the repression perpetrated by the State authorities, and the circumstances of the forced landing of passenger flight FR4978 in Minsk airport without proper justification on 23 May 2021. He is directly responsible for the way in which the ONT channel presents information about the situation in the country, thus lending support to the authorities, including Lukashenka. He is therefore supporting the Lukashenka regime.

Markov conducted the first forced interview with Raman Pratasevich, after Pratasevich was detained and according to numerous reports tortured by the Belarusian authorities. Markov also threatened and intimidated ONT workers who were striking in the wake of fraudulent 2020 presidential elections and authorities’ crackdown. He is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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Dzmitry Siarheevich KARSIUK

Dmitriy Sergeevich KARSIUK

Дзмітрый Сяргеевіч КАРСЮК

Дмитрий Сергеевич КАРСЮК

Judge at the Central District of the City of Minsk Court

DOB: 7.7.1995

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

In his position as judge at the Central District of the City of Minsk Court, Dzmitriy Karsiuk is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against peaceful protesters, in particular the sentencing of Yahor Viarshynin, Pavel Lukoyanov, Artsiom Sakovich and Mikalai Shemetau, who are recognised as political prisoners by Belarusian Human rights organisation Viasna. He has sentenced people to penal colony, prison and house arrest for taking part in peaceful protests, posts on social media, use of the white-red-white flag of Belarus and other exercises of civil freedoms.

He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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Legal persons, entities or bodies referred to in Article 4(1)



 

Names (Transliteration of Belarusian spelling) (Transliteration of Russian spelling)

Names (Belarusian spelling) (Russian spelling)

Identifying information

Reasons for listing

Date of listing

1.

Beltechexport

Белтехэкспорт

Address: Nezavisimosti ave. 86-B, Minsk, Belarus

Website:https://bte.by/

E-mail address:mail@bte.by

Beltechexport is a private entity which exports weapons and military equipment produced by Belarusian state-owned companies to countries in Africa, South America, Asia and Middle East. Beltechexport is closely associated with the Ministry of Defense of Belarus.

Beltechexport is therefore benefitting from its association with and supporting the Lukashenka regime, by bringing benefits to the Presidential Administration.

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Dana Holdings / Dana Astra

Дана Холдингз / Дана Астра

Address: P. Mstislavtsa 9 (1st floor), Minsk, Belarus

Registration number: Dana Astra - 191295361

Website:https://en.dana-holdings.com;https://dana-holdings.com/

E-mail address:PR@bir.by

Tel.: +375 17 26-93-290; +375 17 39-39-465

Dana Holdings / Dana Astra is one of the main real estate developers and constructors in Belarus. The company received plots of land for the development of several large residential complexes and business centres.

Owners of Dana Holdings / Dana Astra maintain close relations with President Lukashenka. Liliya Lukashenka, daughter-in-law of the President, had a high-ranking position in the company.

Dana Holdings / Dana Astra is therefore benefitting from its association with and supporting the Lukashenka regime.

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GHU – Main Economic Department of the Belarus President Property Management Directorate

Главное хозяйственное управление

Address: Miasnikova str. 37, Minsk, Belarus

Website:http://ghu.by

E-mail address:ghu@ghu.by

Main Economic Department (GHU) of the Belarus President Property Management Directorate is the largest operator on the non-residential real estate market in Belarus and a supervisor of numerous companies.

Viktor Sheiman, who as the head of the Belarus President Property Management Directorate exercises direct control over GHU, was asked by President Lukashenka to supervise the safety of the 2020 presidential elections.

GHU is therefore benefitting from its association with and supporting the Lukashenka regime.

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LLC SYNESIS

ООО "Синезис"

Address: Platonova 20B, 220005 Minsk, Belarus; Mantulinskaya 24, Moscow 123100, Russia

Registration number (УНН/ИНН): 190950894 (Belarus); 7704734000/770301001 (Russia)

Website:https://synesis.partners;https://synesis-group.com/

Tel.: +375 17 240-36-50

E-mail address:s@synesis.by

LLC Synesis provides the Belarusian authorities with a surveillance platform, which can search through and analyse video footage and employ facial recognition software, making the company responsible for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition by the state apparatus in Belarus.

Synesis employees are forbidden from communicating in Belarusian, thereby supporting the Lukashenka regime’s policy of discrimination on the basis of language.

The Belarussian State Security Committee (KGB) and Ministry of Internal Affairs are listed as users of a system created by Synesis. The company is therefore benefitting from its association with and supporting the Lukashenka regime.

Synesis CEO Alexander Shatrov publicly criticised those protesting against the Lukashenka regime and relativized the lack of democracy in Belarus.

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AGAT electromechanical Plant OJSC

Агат-электромеханический завод

Address: Nezavisimosti ave. 115, 220114 Minsk, Belarus

Tel.: +375 17 272-01-32 +375 17 570-41-45

E-mail address:marketing@agat-emz.by

Web:https://agat-emz.by/

AGAT electromechanical Plant OJSC is part of the Belarussian State Authority for Military Industry of the Republic of Belarus (a.k.a. SAMI or State Military Industrial Committee), which is responsible for implementing the military-technical policy of the State and a subordinate to the Council of Ministers and the President of Belarus. AGAT electromechanical Plant OJSC is therefore benefitting from its association with and supporting the Lukashenka regime.

The company manufactures 'Rubezh', a barrier system designed for riot control. Rubezh was deployed against peaceful demonstrations that took place in the wake of the presidential elections that took place on 9 August 2020, thus making the company responsible for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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140 Repair Plant

140 ремонтный завод

Website: 140zavod.org

140 Repair Plant is part of the Belarussian State Authority for Military Industry of the Republic of Belarus (a.k.a. SAMI or State Military Industrial Committee), which is responsible for implementing the military-technical policy of the State and a subordinate to the Council of Ministers and the President of Belarus. 140 Repair Plant is therefore benefitting from its association with and supporting the Lukashenka regime.

The company manufactures transport vehicles and armoured vehicles, which have been deployed against peaceful demonstrations that took place in the wake of the presidential elections that took place on 9 August 2020, thus making the company responsible for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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MZKT (a.k.a. VOLAT)

МЗКТ - Минский завод колёсных тягачей

Website: www.mzkt.by

MZKT (a.k.a. VOLAT) is part of the Belarussian State Authority for Military Industry of the Republic of Belarus (a.k.a. SAMI or State Military Industrial Committee), which is responsible for implementing the military-technical policy of the State and a subordinate to the Council of Ministers and the President of Belarus. MZKT (a.k.a. VOLAT) is therefore benefitting from its association with and supporting the Lukashenka regime.

Employees of MZKT who protested during the visit of President Lukashenka to the factory and went on strike in the wake of the 2020 presidential elections in Belarus were fired, which makes the company responsible for human rights violations.

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Sohra Group / Sohra LLC

ООО Сохра

Address: Revolucyonnaya 17/19, office no. 22, 220030 Minsk, Belarus

Registration number: 192363182

Website: http://sohra.by/

E-mail address: info@sohra.by

Sohra company belongs to Aliaksandr Zaitsau, one of the most influential businessman in Belarus, a person with close connection to Belarusian political establishment and a close aide to Lukashenko's eldest son Viktor. Sohra promotes Belarusian industrial products in Africa and Middle East countries. It co-founded the defense company BSVT-New Technologies engaged in weapons production and missile modernization. Sohra, using its privileged position, serves as a proxy between political establishment and Belarusian state-owned companies and foreign partners in Africa and Middle East. It also engaged in gold mining in African countries on the basis of concessions obtained by the Lukashenko regime.

Sohra Group is therefore benefitting from the Lukashenka regime

21.6.2021

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BREMINO GROUP, LLC

ООО "Бремино групп"

Registration number: (УНН/ИНН): 691598938

Address: Niamiha 40, Minsk 220004, Belarus; Orsha region, Bolbasovo village, Zavodskaya 1k, Belarus

Website: http://www.bremino.by

E-mail address: office@bremino.by; marketing@bremino.by

Bremino Group is the initiator and co-administrator of the Bremino-Orsha special economic zone project, created by a presidential decree signed by Aliaksandr Lukashenka. The company has received state support for developing the Bremino-Orsha zone, as well as a number of financial and tax advantages and other benefits. The owners of Bremino Orsha - Aliaksandr Zaitsau, Mikalai Varabei and Aliaksei Aleksin - belong to the inner circle of Lukashenka-related businessmen and maintain close relations with Lukashenka and his family.

Bremino Group is therefore benefitting from the Lukashenka regime.

21.6.2021

10.

Globalcustom Management, LLC

ООО "Глобалкастом-менеджмент"

Address: Nemiga 40/301, Minsk, Belarus

Registration number: 193299162

Website: https://globalcustom.by/

E-mail address: info@globalcustom.by

Globalcustom Management is associated with the Presidential Affairs Management, headed by Victor Sheiman, who has been designated by the EU since 2004. The company is involved in smuggling of goods to Russia, which would not be possible without the consent of the regime, which controls the border guards and customs. The privileged position in the flower export sector to Russia, from which the company benefits, is also conditioned on the support of the regime. Globalcustom Management was the first owner of the GardService, the only private company to whom Lukashenko granted the use of weapons. Globalcustom Management is therefore benefitting from the Lukashenka regime.

21.6.2021

11.

Belarusski Avtomobilnyi Zavod (BelAZ) / OJSC "BELAZ"

Belarusіan: ААТ «БЕЛАЗ»

Russіan: ОАО " БЕЛАЗ"

Address: 40 let Octyabrya street 4, 222161, Zhodino, Minsk region, Republic of Belarus

Website: https://belaz.by

OJSC “Belaz” is one of the leading state-owned companies in Belarus and one of the largest manufacturers of large trucks and large dump trucks in the world. It is a source of significant revenue for the Lukashenka regime. Lukashenka stated that the government will always support the company, and described it as “Belarusian brand” and “part of the national legacy”. OJSC BelAZ has offered its premises and equipment to stage a political rally in support of the regime. Therefore OJSC “Belaz” benefits from and supports the Lukashenka regime.

The employees of OJSC “Belaz” who took part in strikes and peaceful protests in the aftermath of the fraudulent August 2020 elections in Belarus were threatened with layoffs and intimidated by the company management. A group of employees was locked indoors by OJSC Belaz to prevent them from joining the other protesters. The company management presented a strike to the media as a staff meeting. Therefore OJSC “Belaz” is responsible for the repression of civil society and supports the Lukashenka regime.

21.6.2021

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Minskii Avtomobilnyi Zavod (MAZ) / OJSC “MAZ”

Belarusіan: ААТ «Мінскі аўтамабільны завод»

Russіan: ОАО "Минский автомобильный завод"

Registration date: 16.07.1944

Address: Belarus, 220021, Minsk, Minsk, Socialisticheskaya 2

Tel. +375 17 217 22 22; +8000 217 22 22

OJSC Minsk Automobile Plant is one of the biggest state-owned automotive manufacturers in Belarus. Lukashenka described it as “one of the most important industrial enterprises of the country”. It is a source of revenue for the Lukashenka regime. OJSC MAZ has offered its premises and equipment to stage a political rally in support of the regime. Therefore, OJSC “MAZ” benefits from and supports the Lukashenka regime.

Employees of OJSC “MAZ” who took part in strikes and peaceful protests in the aftermath of fraudulent August 2020 elections in Belarus, were intimidated and later laid off by the company’s managements. A group of employees was locked indoors by OJSC MAZ to prevent them from joining the other protesters. Therefore, MAZ is responsible for the repression of civil society and supports the Lukashenka regime.

21.6.2021

13.

Logex

ООО "ЛОГЕКС"

Address: 24 Kommunisticheskaya Str., office 2, Minsk, Belarus

Registration number: 192695465

Website: http://logex.by/

E-mail address: info@logex.by

Logex is associated with Aliaksandr Shakutsin, a businessman close to the Lukashenka regime, who has been designated by the European Union.

The company is involved in the export of flowers to Russian Federation at dumped prices, which would not be possible without the consent of the regime, which controls the border guards and customs. The privileged position in the flower export sector to Russia, from which the company benefits, is conditioned on the support of the regime. The main Belarusian suppliers of cut flowers are the companies that are closely connected with the leadership of the republic.

Logex is therefore benefitting from the Lukashenka regime.

21.6.2021

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JSC “NNK” (Novaia naftavaia kampania) / New Oil Company

Belarusіan: ЗАТ "ННК" (Новая нафтавая кампанія)

Russіan: ЗАО "ННК" (Новая нефтяная компания)–

Address: Rakovska str. 14W room 7, 5th floor, Minsk, Belarus

Registration number: 193402282

Novaya Neftnaya Kompaniya (NNK), New Oil company, is an entity founded in March 2020. It is the only private company entitled to export oil products from Belarus - an indication of close links to the authorities and highest level of state privileges. NNK is owned by Interservice, a company belonging to Mikalai Varabei who is one of the leading businessmen benefitting from and supporting the Lukashenka regime. NNK is also reported to be connected to Aliaksei Aleksin, another prominent Belarusian businessman who benefits from the Lukashenka regime. According to media reports Aleskin was the founder of NKK alongside Varabei. NNK was also used by the Belarusian authorities to adapt the Belarusian economy to restrictive measures introduced by the EU.

NNK is therefore benefitting from the Lukashenka regime.

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Belaeronavigatsia

State-owned enterprise

Belarusіan: Белаэронавігация

Дзяржаўнае прадпрыемства

Russіan: Белаэронавигация

Государственное предприятие

Address: 19 Korotkevich Str., Minsk, 220039, Republic of Belarus

Tel.: +375 (17) 215-40-51

Fax: +375 (17) 213-41-63

Website: http://www.ban.by/

Email: office@ban.by

Date of registration: 1996

State-owned Enterprise BELAERONAVIGATSIA is responsible for Belarusian air traffic control. It therefore bears responsibility for diverting passenger flight FR4978 to Minsk airport without proper justification on 23 May 2021. This politically motivated decision was aimed at arresting and detaining opposition journalist Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega and is a form of repression against civil society and democratic opposition in Belarus.

The BELAERONAVIGATSIA State-owned Enterprise is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition.

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Open Joint Stock Company ‘Belavia Belarusian Airlines’

ААТ ‘Авіякампанія Белавія’

ОАО «Авиакомпания «Белавиа»

Address: 14A Nemiga St., Minsk, Belarus, 220004

Date of registration: 4.1.1996

Registration number: 600390798

Open Joint Stock Company ‘Belavia’ is the State-owned national flag carrier airline. Aliaksandr Lukashenka promised that his administration would provide all possible support to Belavia after the Union decided to introduce a prohibition on the overflight of Union airspace and on access to Union airports by all Belarusian air carriers. To that end, he agreed with the Russian President Vladimir Putin on planning the opening of new airline routes for Belavia.

Belavia’s management also told its employees not to protest against the election irregularities and mass detentions in Belarus, in view of the fact that Belavia is a State-owned enterprise.

Belavia is therefore benefiting from and supporting the Lukashenka regime.

Belavia has been involved in bringing migrants from the Middle East to Belarus. Migrants wishing to cross the Union’s external border have been flying to Minsk on board flights operated by Belavia from a number of Middle Eastern countries, in particular Lebanon, UAE and Turkey. In order to facilitate this, Belavia opened new air routes and expanded the number of flights on existing routes. Local tour operators have acted as intermediaries in selling Belavia tickets to prospective migrants, thereby helping Belavia to keep a low profile.

Belavia is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union.

2.12.2021

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Republican unitary enterprise ‘TSENTRKURORT’

Рэспубліканскае унітарнае прадпрыемства ‘ЦЭНТРКУРОРТ’ Республиканское унитарное предприятие ‘ЦЕНТРКУРОРТ’

Address: 39 Myasnikova St., Minsk, Belarus, 220030

Date of registration: 12.8.2003

Registration number: 100726604

State-owned tourism company Tsentrkurort is part of the Department of Presidential Affairs of Belarus. Tsentrkurort is reported to be one of the companies coordinating the flow of migrants that intend to cross the border between Belarus and Union Member States. Tsentrkurort helped at least 51 Iraqi citizens acquire visas for their visit to Belarus, and signed a contract for transportation services with Belarusian company Stroitur, which offers bus rentals with drivers. Buses booked by Tsentrkurort transported migrants, including children, from Minsk airport to hotels.

Tsentrkurort is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union.

2.12.2021

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LLC Oskartour

ООО Оскартур

Address: 25 Karl Marx St., room 1n, Minsk, Belarus

Date of registration: 18.10.2016

Registration number: 192721937

Oskartur is a tour operator, which facilitated the obtainment of visas for migrants coming from Iraq and organised their subsequent travel to Belarus by flights from Bagdad to Minsk. Those Iraqi migrants were later transported to the Belarusian-Union border with the aim to illegally cross it. Thanks to Oskartur and its contacts with Iraqi airlines, Belarusian authorities and the State-owned Tsentrkurort company, regular flights from Baghdad to Minsk were launched by the Iraqi air carrier, in order to bring more persons to Belarus to illegally cross the external borders of the Union. Oskartur took part in this illegal border-crossing scheme carried out by Belarusian security services and State-owned companies.

It is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union.

2.12.2021

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Republican subsidiary unitary enterprise ‘HOTEL MINSK’

Гатэль «Мінск»

Республиканское дочернее унитарное предприятие «Отель «Минск»

Address: 11 Nezavisimosti Ave., Minsk, Belarus

Tel. +375 (17) 209-90-61

Fax +375 (17) 200-00-72

Email: hotelminsk@udp.gov.by; marketing@hotelminsk.by

Website: http://hotelminsk.by/

Date of registration: 26.12.2016/3.4.2017

Registration number: 192750964

Hotel Minsk is a subsidiary company of the Belarus President Property Management Directorate – a government agency that directly reports to the President. Hotel Minsk took part in the illegal border-crossing scheme carried out by Belarusian security services and Stated-owned companies. Migrants were accommodated in the hotel before being transported to the border between Belarus and Union Member States in order to illegally cross it. Iraqi migrants had listed Hotel Minsk as a temporary residence in their Belarusian visa applications, which were lodged immediately before their arrival to Belarus.

Hotel Minsk is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union.

2.12.2021

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Open Joint Stock Company ‘HOTEL PLANETA’

ААТ «Гасцініца Планета»

OAO «Гостиница Планета»

Address: 31 Pobediteley Ave., Minsk, Belarus

Tel. +375 (17) 226-78-53

Fax +375 (17) 226-78-55

Email: planeta@udp.gov.by

Website: https://hotelplaneta.by/

Date of registration: 1.2.1994/6.3.2000

Registration number: 100135173

Hotel Planeta is a subsidiary company of the Belarus President Property Management Directorate – a government agency that directly reports to the President. Hotel Planeta took part in the illegal border-crossing scheme carried out by Belarusian security services and State-owned companies. Migrants were accommodated in the hotel before being transported to the border between Belarus and Union Member States in order to illegally cross it. They paid USD 1 000 to a travel agent in Baghdad for the flight, a tourist visa and a stay in the hotel.

Hotel Planeta is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union.

2.12.2021

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ASAM (Asobnaia sluzhba aktyunykh merapryemstvau)

OSAM (Otdiel’naya sluzhba aktivnykh mieropriyatiy)

Асобная служба актыўных мерапрыемстваў (АСАМ)

Отдельная служба активных мероприятий (ОСАМ)

Address: State Border Committee of the Republic of Belarus, 24 Volodarsky St., 220050, Minsk, Belarus

ASAM (Separate Service for Active Measures) is a Belarusian special border guard unit controlled by Viktar Lukashenka and headed by Ihar Kruchkou. ASAM forces under special operation ‘Gate’ organise illegal border crossings through Belarus to Union Member States and are directly involved in the physical transportation of migrants to the other side of the border. ASAM additionally charges the transported migrants for the border crossing.

ASAM is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union.

2.12.2021

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Cham Wings Airlines

 

Address: P.O. Box 30588 Damascus, Syria

Website: https://chamwings.com/

Cham Wings Airlines is an operator of charter flights from Syria to Belarus. The company increased the number of flights from Damascus to Minsk since the summer of 2021 in order to transport migrants to Belarus, who intended to illegally cross the external borders of the Union. In autumn 2021, Cham Wings also opened two new offices in Minsk in order to be able to organise the flights between Damascus and Minsk.

Cham Wings Airlines therefore contributes to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union.

2.12.2021

23.

VIP Grub

 

Address: Büyükdere Cad., No:201, Istanbul, Turkey

VIP Grub is a passport and visa service based in Istanbul, Turkey, which organises trips to Belarus with the explicit intention of facilitating migration to the Union. VIP Grub actively advertises migration to the Union. VIP Grub therefore contributes to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union.

2.12.2021

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Open Joint Stock Company ‘Grodno Azot’

Including Branch «Khimvolokno Plant» JSC «Grodno Azot»

ААТ ‘Гродна Азот’

ОАО ‘Гродно Азот’

Філіял "Завод Хімвалакно" ААТ "Гродна Азот"

Филиал «Завод Химволокно» ОАО «Гродно Азот»

Address: 100 Kosmonavtov Ave., Grodno, Belarus

Date of registration: 1965

Registration number: 500036524

Website: https://azot.by/en/

Address: 4 Slavinskogo, St., Grodno, 230026, Belarus

Date of registration: 12.5.2000

Registration number: 590046884

Grodno Azot is a large State-owned producer of nitrogen compounds, based in Grodno. Lukashenka described it as "a very important enterprise, a strategic one". Grodno Azot also owns Khimvolokno Plant, which is a large manufacturer of polyamide and polyester and composite materials. Grodno Azot and its Khimvolokno Plant are a source of substantial revenue for the Lukashenka regime. Grodno Azot is therefore supporting the Lukashenka regime.

Lukashenka visited the company and met with its representatives, discussing the plant’s modernisation and various forms of State support. Lukashenka also promised that a loan would be used for the construction of a new nitrogen plant in Grodno. Grodno Azot is therefore benefiting from the Lukashenka regime.

The workers of Grodno Azot, including its employees at the Khimvolokno Plant, who participated in peaceful protests against the regime and went on strike, were dismissed, intimidated and threatened both by the Grodno Azot management and regime representatives. Grodno Azot is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society.

2.12.2021

25.

State Production Association Belorusneft

Дзяржаўнае вытворчае аб’яднанне «Беларуснафта»

Государственное производственное объединение «Белоруснефть»

Address: 9 Rogachevskaya St., Gomel, 246003, Belarus

Date of registration: 25.2.1966

Registration number: 400051902

Belorusneft is a State-owned company, operating in the petrochemical sector. The company’s management dismissed workers who went on strike, took part in anti-regime protests or publicly supported those protests. Belorusneft is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society.

2.12.2021

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Open Joint Stock Company Belshina

AAT ‘Белшина’

ОАО ‘Белшина’

Address: 4 Minskoe Shosse St., Bobruisk, 213824 Belarus

Date of registration: 10.1.1994

Registration number: 700016217

Website: http://www.belshinajsc.by/

Belshina is one of the leading State-owned companies in Belarus and a large manufacturer of vehicle tyres. As such, it is a substantial source of revenue for the Lukashenka regime. The Belarussian State is directly profiting from the earnings made by Belshina. Therefore, Belshina supports the Lukashenka regime.

Employees of Belshina who protested and went on strike in the wake of the 2020 presidential elections in Belarus were dismissed. Belshina is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society.

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ANNEX II

LIST OF LEGAL PERSONS, ENTITIES OR BODIES REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 2d

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ANNEX III

LIST OF MAJOR CREDIT INSTITUTIONS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLES 2h AND 2i

Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus
Belarusbank
Belinvestbank (Belarusian Bank for Development and Reconstruction)
Belagoprombank
Bank Dabrabyt

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( 1 ) Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 of 5 May 2009 setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items (OJ L 134, 29.5.2009, p. 1).

( 2 ) Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC (Text with EEA relevance) (OJ L 295, 21.11.2018, p. 39).

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