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Document 32021R0997

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/997 of 21 June 2021 implementing Article 8a(1) of Regulation (EC) No 765/2006 concerning restrictive measures in respect of Belarus

ST/9448/2021/INIT

OJ L 219I, 21.6.2021, p. 3–44 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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Official Journal of the European Union

LI 219/3


COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2021/997

of 21 June 2021

implementing Article 8a(1) of Regulation (EC) No 765/2006 concerning restrictive measures in respect of Belarus

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 765/2006 of 18 May 2006 concerning restrictive measures in respect of Belarus (1), and in particular Article 8a(1) thereof,

Having regard to the proposals from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,

Whereas:

(1)

On 18 May 2006, the Council adopted Regulation (EC) No 765/2006.

(2)

On 9 August 2020, Belarus conducted presidential elections, which were found to be inconsistent with international standards and marred by the repression of independent candidates and a brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters in the wake of those elections. On 11 August 2020, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy issued a declaration on behalf of the Union, assessing that the elections were neither free nor fair. It was also stated that measures against those responsible for violence, unjustified arrests and falsification of election results could be taken.

(3)

Given the escalation of the serious human rights violations in Belarus, and the violent repression of civil society, democratic opposition and journalists as well as of persons belonging to national minorities, additional designations of persons and entities should be adopted.

(4)

On 24 and 25 May 2021, the European Council adopted conclusions in which it strongly condemned the forced landing of a Ryanair flight in Minsk, Belarus, on 23 May 2021 endangering aviation safety, and the detention by Belarusian authorities of journalist Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega. It called on the Council to adopt additional listings of persons and entities as soon as possible on the basis of the relevant sanctions framework.

(5)

78 persons and 7 entities should therefore be added to the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures set out in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 765/2006,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 765/2006 is hereby amended as set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the date of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Luxembourg, 21 June 2021.

For the Council

The President

J. BORRELL FONTELLES


(1)  OJ L 134, 20.5.2006, p. 1.


ANNEX

Annex 1 to Regulation (EC) No 765/2006 is amended as follows:

(1)

the following natural persons are added to table ‘A. Natural persons referred to in Article 2(1)’:

 

Names

Transcription of Belarusian spelling

Transcription of Russian spelling

Names

(Belarusian spelling)

(Russian spelling)

Identifying Information

Reasons for listing

Date of listing

‘89.

Natallia Mikhailauna BUHUK

Natalia Mikhailovna BUGUK

Наталля Мiхайлаўна 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.

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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.

 

90.

Alina Siarhieeuna KASIANCHYK

Alina Sergeevna KASYANCHYK

Алiна 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.

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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.

 

91.

Ihar Viktaravich KURYLOVICH

Igor Viktorovich KURILOVICH

Iгар Вiĸтаравiч КУРЫЛОВIЧ,

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.

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92.

Siarhei Viktaravich SHATSILA

Sergei Viktorovich SHATILO

Сяргей Вiĸтаравiч ШАЦIЛА

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.

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93.

Anastasia Vasileuna ACHALAVA

Anastasia Vasilievna ACHALOVA

Анастасiя Васiльеўна 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.

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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.

 

94.

Mariya Viachaslavauna YAROKHINA

Maria Viacheslavovna YEROKHINA

Марыя Вячаславаўна ЯРОХIНА

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.

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95.

Yuliya Aliaksandrauna BLIZNIUK

Yuliya Aleksandrovna BLIZNIUK

Юлiя Аляĸсандраўна БЛIЗНЮК

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.

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96.

Anastasia Dzmitreuna KULIK

Anastasia Dmitrievna KULIK

Анастасiя Дзмiтрыеўна КУЛIК

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.

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97.

Maksim Leanidavich TRUSEVICH

Maksim Leonidovich TRUSEVICH

Маĸсiм Леанiдавiч ТРУСЕВIЧ

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, Maksim 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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98.

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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99.

Aliaksandr Anatolevich RUDZENKA

Aleksandr Anatolevich RUDENKO

Аляĸсандр Анатольевiч 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.

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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.

 

100.

Aliaksandr Aliaksandravich VOUK

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich VOLK

Аляĸсандр Аляĸсандравiч 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.

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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.

 

101.

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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102.

Marina Sviataslavauna ZAPASNIK

Marina Sviatoslavovna ZAPASNIK

Марына Святаславаўна ЗАПАСНIК

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.

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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.

 

103.

Maksim Yurevich FILATAU

Maksim Yurevich FILATOV

Максiм Юр'евiч Фiлатаў

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, Maksim 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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104.

Andrei Vaclavavich HRUSHKO

Andrei Vatslavovich GRUSHKO

Андрэй Вацлававiч 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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105.

Dzmitry Iurevich HARA

Dmitry Iurevich GORA

Дзмiтрый Юр'евiч 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

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 Hara was also involved in initiating of politically motivated criminal proceedings against Siarhei Tsikhanousky – opposition activist and husband of presidential candidate Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya.

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POB: Tbilisi, former Georgian SSR (now Georgia)

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

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

 

106.

Aliaksei Kanstantsinavich STUK

Alexey Konstantinovich STUK

Аляĸсей Канстанцiнавiч 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.

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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.

 

107.

Genadz Iosifavich DYSKO

Gennadi Iosifovich DYSKO

Генадзь Iосiфавiч 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.

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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.

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109.

Aliaksei Uladzimiravich IAHORAU

Alexei Vladimirovich YEGOROV

Аляксей Уладзiмiравiч 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

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.

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

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

 

 

110.

Aliaksandr Paulavich AMELIANIUK

Aleksandr Pavlovich OMELYANYUK

Аляксандр Паўлавiч 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

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.

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

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

 

 

111.

Andrei Mikalaevich MUKAVOZCHYK

Andrei Nikolaevich MUKOVOZCHYK

Андрэй Мiĸалаевiч МУКАВОЗЧЫК

Андрей Ниĸолаевич МУКОВОЗЧИК

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

DOB: 13.06.1963

POB: Novosibirsk, former USSR (now Russian Federation)

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.

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Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

Passport number: MP 3413113 and MP 2387911

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.

 

112.

Siarhei Aliaksandravich GUSACHENKA

Sergey Alexandrovich GUSACHENKO

Сяргей Аляксандравiч 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.

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113.

Genadz Branislavavich DAVYDZKA

Gennadi Bronislavovich DAVYDKO

Генадзь Бранiслававiч 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

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.

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

Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

Passport MP2156098

 

 

114.

Volha Mikalaeuna CHAMADANAVA

Olga Nikolaevna CHEMODANOVA

Вольга Мiĸалаеўна 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.

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115.

Siarhei Ivanavich SKRYBA

Sergei Ivanovich SKRIBA

Сяргей Iванавiч 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.

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116.

Siarhei Piatrovich, RUBNIKOVICH

Sergei Petrovich RUBNIKOVICH

Сяргей Пятровiч РУБНIКОВIЧ 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.

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117.

Aliaksandr Henadzevich BAKHANOVICH

Aleksandr Gennadevich BAKHANOVICH

Аляĸсандр Генадзевiч БАХАНОВIЧ

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.

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118.

Mikhail Ryhoravich BARAZNA

Mikhail Grigorevich BOROZNA

Мiхаiл Рыгоравiч 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.

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119.

Maksim Uladzimiravich RYZHANKOU

Maksim Vladimirovich RYZHENKOV

Максiм Уладзiмiравiч 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, Maksim 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.

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120.

Dzmitry Aliaksandravich LUKASHENKA

Dmitry Aleksandrovich LUKASHENKO

Дзмiтрый Аляксандравiч 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.

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121.

Liliya Valereuna LUKASHENKA (SIAMASHKA)

Liliya Valerevna LUKASHENKO (SEMASHKO)

Лiлiя 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

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122.

Valeri Valerevich IVANKOVICH

Valery Valerevich IVANKOVICH

Валерый Валер'евiч IВАНКОВIЧ

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.

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123.

Aliaksandr Yauhenavich SHATROU

Alexander (Alexandr) Evgenevich SHATROV

Аляксандр Яўгенавiч 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.

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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.

 

124.

Siarhei Siamionavich TSIATSERYN

Sergei Semionovich TETERIN

Сяргей Сямёнавiч 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.

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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.

 

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.

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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.

 

126.

Aliaksey Ivanavich ALEKSIN

Alexei Ivanovich OLEKSIN

Аляксей Iванавiч АЛЕКСIН

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.

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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.

 

127.

Aliaksandr Mikalaevich ZAITSAU

Alexander (Alexandr) Nikolaevich ZAITSEV

Аляксандр Мiкалаевiч 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.

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He therefore benefits from and supports the Lukashenka regime.

 

128.

Ivan Branislavavich MYSLITSKI

Ivan Bronislavovich MYSLITSKIY

Iван Бранiслававiч МЫСЛIЦКI

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.

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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.

 

129.

Aleh Mikalaevich, BELIAKOU

Oleg Nikolaevich BELIAKOV

Алег Мiĸалаевiч 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.

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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.

 

130.

Uladzislau Aliakseevich MANDRYK

Vladislav Alekseevich MANDRIK

Уладзiслаў Аляксеевiч 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.

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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.

 

131.

Andrei Mikalaevich DAILIDA

Andrei Nikolaevich DAILIDA

Андрэй Мiкалаевiч ДАЙЛIДА

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.

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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.

 

132.

Aleh Mikalaevich LASHCHYNOUSKI

Oleg Nikolaevich LASHCHINOVSKII

Алег Мiкалаевiч ЛАШЧЫНОЎСКI

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.

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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.

 

133.

Zhana Uladzimirauna BATURYTSKAIA

Zhanna Vladimirovna BATURITSKAYA

Жана Уладзiмiраўна 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.

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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.

 

134.

Dzmitry Mikalaevich STREBKOU

Dmitry Nikolaevich STREBKOV

Дзмiтрый Мiкалаевiч 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 Андрэевiч 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

Iгар Рыгоравiч 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.

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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.

 

137.

Hleb Uladzimiravich DRYL

Gleb Vladimirovich DRIL

Глеб Уладзiмiравiч 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.

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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.

 

138.

Uladzimir Iosifavich LAPYR

Vladimir Yosifovich LAPYR

Уладзiмiр Iосiфавiч 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.

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

 

139.

Aliaksandr Uladzimiravich VASILIUK

Alexander (Alexandr) Vladimirovich VASILIUK

Аляксандр Уладзiмiравiч ВАСIЛЮК

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 Анатольевiч АРХIРЭЕЎ

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 Iгаравiч КАЎРЫЖКIН

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 Maksim 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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Aliaksandr Dzmitryevich AHAFONAU

Alexander (Alexandr) Dmitrievich AGAFONOV

Аляксандр Дзмiтрыевiч 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.

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

 

143.

Kanstantsin Fiodaravich BYCHAK

Konstantin Fedorovich BYCHEK

Канстанцiн Фёдаравiч 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.

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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.

 

144.

Andrei Siarheevich BAKACH

Andrei Sergeevich BAKACH

Андрэй Сяргеевiч 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 Уладзiмiравiч 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 Аляксандравiч ЗАХВIЦЭВIЧ

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 Уладзiмiравiч 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 Пятровiч 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 Maksim 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.

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

 

149.

Aliaksandr Mikhailavich RYDZETSKI

Aleksandr Mikhailovich RIDETSKIY

Аляксандр Мiхайлавiч РЫДЗЕЦКI

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

Дзмiтрый Яўгеньевiч 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

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 District 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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Nationality: Belarusian

Personal identification: 3310180C009PB7

Passport number: MP3567896

 

 

151.

Vital Vitalevich KAPILEVICH

Vitaliy Vitalevich KAPILEVICH

Вiталь Вiтальевiч КАПIЛЕВIЧ

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

Кiрыл Станiслававiч КIСЛОЎ

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 Аляĸсандравiч 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:

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.

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Gender: male

Nationality: Belarusian

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.

 

154.

Siarhei Feliksavich DUBAVIK

Sergey Feliksovich DUBOVIK

Сяргей Фелiĸсавiч ДУБАВIК

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.

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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.

 

155.

Aliaksandr Mechyslavavich ANDRYEUSKI

Alexander (Alexandr) Mechislavovich ANDRIEVSKII

Аляĸсандр Мечыслававiч АНДРЫЕЎСКI

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

Вiталь Мiхайлавiч МАКРЫЦКI

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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Yauhen Aliakseevich URUBLEUSKI

Evgenii Alekseevich VRUBLEVSKII

Яўген Аляĸсеевiч УРУБЛЕЎСКI

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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Mikalai Mikalaevich KARPIANKAU

Nikolai Nikolaevich KARPENKOV

Мiĸалай Мiĸалаевiч 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.

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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.

 

159.

Mikhail Viachaslavavich HRYB

Mikhail Viacheslavovich GRIB

Мiхаiл Вячаслававiч 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).

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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.

 

160.

Viktar Genadzevich KHRENIN

Viktor Gennadievich KHRENIN

Вiктар Генадзевiч ХРЭНIН

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

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.

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Personal identification: 3010871K003PB1

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.

 

161.

Ihar Uladzimiravich HOLUB

Igor Vladimirovich GOLUB

Iгар Уладзiмiравiч 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

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.

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BY passport number: KH2187962

Personal identification: 3191167E003PB1

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.

 

162.

Andrei Mikalaevich GURTSEVICH

Andrei Nikolaevich GURTSEVICH

Андрэй Мiкалаевiч 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

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.

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BY passport number: MP3849920

Personal identification: 3270771C016PB2

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.

 

163.

Leanid Mikalaevich CHURO

Leonid Nikolaevich CHURO

Леанiд Мiкалаевiч 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 Мiкалаевiч 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 Iгаравiч СIКОРСКI

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)

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.

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Gender: Male

Nationality: Belarusian

BY passport number: MP3785448

Personal identification: 3240483A023PB7

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.

 

166.

Aleh Siarheevich HAIDUKEVICH

Oleg Sergeevich GAIDUKEVICH

Алег Сяргеевiч ГАЙДУКЕВIЧ

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)

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.

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Gender: Male

Nationality: Belarusian

Personal identification: 3260377A081PB9

Passport number: MP2663333

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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the following legal persons are added to table ‘B. Legal persons, entities and bodies referred to in Article 2(1)’:

 

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Reasons for listing

Date of listing

‘8.

Sohra Group / Sohra LLC

ООО Сохра

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

Registration number: 192363182

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.

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Website: http://sohra.by/

E-mail address: info@sohra.by

Sohra Group is therefore benefitting from the Lukashenka regime

 

9.

BREMINO GROUP, LLC

ООО "Бремино групп”

Registration number: (УНН/ИНН): 691598938

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

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.

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Website: http://www.bremino.by

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

Bremino Group is therefore benefitting from the Lukashenka regime.

 

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.

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Belarusski Avtomobilnyi Zavod (BelAZ) / OJSC "BELAZ"

Belarusian: ААТ «БЕЛАЗ»

Russian: 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.

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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.

 

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Minskii Avtomobilnyi Zavod (MAZ) / OJSC “MAZ”

Belarusian: ААТ «Мiнскi аўтамабiльны завод»

Russian: 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.

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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.

 

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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.

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

Belarusian: ЗАТ "ННК” (Новая нафтавая кампанiя)

Russian: 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 Aleksin was the founder of NNK alongside Varabei. NNK was also used by the Belarusian authorities to adapt the Belarusian economy to restrictive measures introduced by the EU.

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NNK is therefore benefitting from the Lukashenka regime.

 


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