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COUNCIL DECISION 2012/642/CFSP

of 15 October 2012

concerning restrictive measures against Belarus

(OJ L 285 17.10.2012, p. 1)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

  No

page

date

 M1

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

  L 143

24

30.5.2013

 M2

COUNCIL DECISION 2013/308/CFSP of 24 June 2013

  L 172

31

25.6.2013

 M3

COUNCIL DECISION 2013/534/CFSP of 29 October 2013

  L 288

69

30.10.2013

 M4

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

  L 16

32

21.1.2014

 M5

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

  L 200

13

9.7.2014

 M6

COUNCIL DECISION 2014/750/CFSP of 30 October 2014

  L 311

39

31.10.2014

 M7

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

  L 185

20

14.7.2015

 M8

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

  L 206

64

1.8.2015

 M9

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

  L 284

149

30.10.2015

►M10

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

  L 52

30

27.2.2016

►M11

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

  L 50

81

28.2.2017

►M12

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

  L 54

16

24.2.2018

 M13

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

  L 57

4

26.2.2019

►M14

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

  L 45

3

18.2.2020

►M15

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

  L 319I

13

2.10.2020

►M16

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

  L 370I

9

6.11.2020


Corrected by:

 C1

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

 C2

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

 C3

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




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COUNCIL DECISION 2012/642/CFSP

of 15 October 2012

concerning restrictive measures against Belarus



Article 1

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

It shall be prohibited to:

(a) 

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

(b) 

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

(c) 

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

Article 2

1.  

Article 1 shall not apply to the:

(a) 

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

(b) 

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

(c) 

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

(d) 

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

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

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

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3.  
Article 1 shall not apply to biathlon equipment that complies with the specifications defined in the event and competition rules of the International Biathlon Union (IBU).

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4.  
By derogation from Article 1, Member States may authorise the sale, supply, transfer or export of small-calibre sporting rifles, small-calibre sporting pistols and small-calibre ammunition, which are intended exclusively for use in sports events and sports training, or technical assistance or brokering services, financing or financial assistance related thereto.

The Union shall take the necessary measures to determine the relevant items to be covered by this paragraph.

5.  
The Member State concerned shall notify the other Member States and the Commission of its intention to grant an authorisation pursuant to paragraph 4 at least ten days prior to the authorisation, including the type and quantity of the equipment concerned and the purpose for which it is intended, or the nature of the assistance or services related thereto.

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Article 3

1.  

Member States shall take the necessary measures to prevent the entry into, or transit through, their territories of persons:

(a) 

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

(b) 

benefiting from or supporting the Lukashenka regime,

as listed in the ►M10  Annex ◄ .

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

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

(a) 

as a host country of an international intergovernmental organisation;

(b) 

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

(c) 

under a multilateral agreement conferring privileges and immunities;

or

(d) 

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

4.  
Paragraph 3 shall be considered as applying also in cases where a Member State is host country of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
5.  
The Council shall be duly informed in all cases where a Member State grants an exemption pursuant to paragraphs 3 or 4.
6.  
Member States may grant exemptions from the measures imposed in paragraph 1 where travel is justified on the grounds of urgent humanitarian need, or on grounds of attending intergovernmental meetings, including those promoted or hosted by the Union, or hosted by a Member State holding the Chairmanship in office of the OSCE, where a political dialogue is conducted that directly promotes democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Belarus.
7.  
A Member State wishing to grant exemptions referred to in paragraph 6 shall notify the Council in writing. The exemption shall be deemed to be granted unless one or more of the Council members raises an objection in writing within two working days of receiving notification of the proposed exemption. Should one or more of the Council members raise an objection, the Council, acting by a qualified majority, may decide to grant the proposed exemption.
8.  
In cases where pursuant to paragraphs 3, 4, 6 and 7 a Member State authorises the entry into, or transit through, its territory of any person listed in the ►M10  Annex ◄ , the authorisation shall be limited to the purpose for which it is given and to the person concerned thereby.

Article 4

1.  

All funds and economic resources belonging to, owned, held or controlled by:

(a) 

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

(b) 

natural or legal persons, entities or bodies benefiting from or supporting the Lukashenka regime, as well as legal persons, entities or bodies owned or controlled by them,

as listed in the ►M10  Annex ◄ shall be frozen.

2.  
No funds or economic resources shall be made available, directly or indirectly, to or for the benefit of such natural or legal persons, entities or bodies listed in the ►M10  Annex ◄ .

Article 5

1.  

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

(a) 

necessary to satisfy the basic needs of any person listed in the ►M10  Annex ◄ and their dependent family members, including payments for foodstuffs, rent or mortgage, medicines and medical treatment, taxes, insurance premiums, and public utility charges;

(b) 

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

(c) 

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

(d) 

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

(e) 

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

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

2.  

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

(a) 

interest or other earnings on those accounts; or

(b) 

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

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

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

Article 6

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

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

Article 7

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

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Article 8

1.  
This Decision shall apply until 28 February 2021.
2.  
This Decision shall be kept under constant review and shall be renewed or amended, as appropriate, if the Council deems that its objectives have not been met.

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Article 9

This Decision shall enter into force on 1 November 2012.

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ANNEX

Persons referred to in Articles 3(1) and 4(1)



 

Names

Transcription of Belarusian spelling

Transcription of Russian spelling

Names

(Belarusian spelling)

Names

(Russian spelling)

Identifying Information

Reasons for listing

1.

Navumau, Uladzimir Uladzimiravich

Naumov, Vladimir Vladimirovich

НАВУМАЎ, Уладзімір Уладзіміравіч

НАУМОВ, Владимир Владимирович

DOB: 7.2.1956

POB: Smolensk (Russia)

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

2.

Paulichenka, Dzmitry Valerievich

Pavlichenko, Dmitri Valerievich (Pavlichenko, Dmitriy Valeriyevich)

ПАЎЛІЧЭНКА, Дзмітрый Валер'евіч

ПАВЛИЧЕНКО, Дмитрий Валериевич

DOB: 1966

POB: Vitebsk

Белорусская ассоциация ветеранов спецподразделений войск МВД ‘Честь’

220028, Минск Маяковского, 111

Key person in the unresolved disappearances of Yuri Zakharenko, Viktor Gonchar, Anatoly Krasovski and Dmitri Zavadski in Belarus in 1999-2000. Former Head of the Special Response Group at the Ministry of Interior (SOBR).

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

3.

Sheiman, Viktar Uladzimiravich (Sheyman, Viktar Uladzimiravich)

Sheiman, Viktor Vladimirovich (Sheyman, Viktor Vladimirovich)

ШЭЙМАН, Bіктap Уладзіміравіч

ШЕЙМАН, Виктор Владимирович

DOB: 26.5.1958

POB: Hrodna region

Address:

Управлениe

Делами Президента

ул. К.Маркса, 38

220016, г. Минск

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

4.

Sivakau, Iury Leanidavich (Sivakau, Yury Leanidavich)

Sivakov, Iury (Yurij, Yuri) Leonidovich

СІВАКАЎ, Юрый Леанідавіч

СИВАКОВ, Юрий Леонидович

DOB: 5.8.1946

POB: Onory, Sakhalin Region

Address:

Белорусская ассоциация ветеранов спецподразделений войск МВД ‘Честь’

220028, Минск Маяковского, 111

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

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5.

Yuri Khadzimuratavich KARAEU

Yuri Khadzimuratovich KARAEV

Юрый Хаджымуратавіч КАРАЕЎ

Юрий Хаджимуратович КАРАЕВ

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

DOB: 21.6.1966

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

Gender: male

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

6.

Genadz Arkadzievich KAZAKEVICH

Gennadi Arkadievich KAZAKEVICH

Генадзь Аркадзьевіч КАЗАКЕВІЧ

Геннадий Аркадьевич КАЗАКЕВИЧ

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

DOB: 14.2.1975

POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

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

7.

Aliaksandr Piatrovich BARSUKOU

Aleksandr Petrovich BARSUKOV

Аляксандр Пятровіч БАРСУКОЎ

Александр Петрович БАРСУКОВ

Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Major-General of Militia (police force)

DOB: 29.4.1965

POB: Vetkovski, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

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

8.

Siarhei Mikalaevich KHAMENKA

Sergei Nikolaevich KHOMENKO

Сяргей Мікалаевіч ХАМЕНКА

Сергей Николаевич ХОМЕНКО

Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Major-General of Militia (police force)

DOB: 21.9.1966

POB: Yasinovataya, former USSR (now Ukraine)

Gender: male

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

9.

Yuri Genadzevich NAZARANKA

Yuri Gennadievich NAZARENKO

Юрый Генадзевіч НАЗАРАНКА

Юрий Геннадьевич НАЗАРЕНКО

Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Commander of the Internal Troops

DOB: 17.4.1976

POB: Slonim, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

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

10.

Khazalbek Baktibekavich ATABEKAU

Khazalbek Bakhtibekovich ATABEKOV

Хазалбек Бактібекавіч АТАБЕКАЎ

Хазалбек Бахтибекович АТАБЕКОВ

Deputy Commander of the Internal Troops

DOB: 18.3.1967

Gender: male

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

11.

Aliaksandr Valerievich BYKAU

Alexander Valerievich BYKOV

Аляксандр Валер’евіч БЫКАЎ

Александр Валерьевич БЫКОВ

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

Gender: male

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

12.

Aliaksandr Sviataslavavich SHEPELEU

Alexander Svyatoslavovich SHEPELEV

Аляксандр Святаслававіч ШЭПЕЛЕЎ

Александр Святославович ШЕПЕЛЕВ

Head of the Department for Safety and Security, Ministry of Internal Affairs

DOB: 14.10.1975

POB: village of Rublevsk, Kruglyanskiy district, Mogilev region, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

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

13.

Dzmitry Uladzimiravich BALABA

Dmitry Vladimirovich BALABA

Дзмітрый Уладзіміравіч БАЛАБА

Дмитрий Владимирович БАЛАБА

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

DOB: 1.6.1972

POB: village of Gorodilovo, Minsk region, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

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

14.

Ivan Uladzimiravich KUBRAKOU

Ivan Vladimirovich KUBRAKOV

Іван Уладзіміравіч КУБРАКОЎ

Иван Владимирович КУБРАКОВ

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

DOB: 5.5.1975

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

Gender: male

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

15.

Maxim Aliaksandravich GAMOLA

Maxim Alexandrovich GAMOLA

Максім Аляксандравіч ГАМОЛА

Максим Александрович ГАМОЛА

Head of the Police Department in Moskovski District, Minsk

Gender: male

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

16.

Aliaksandr Mikhailavich ALIASHKEVICH

Alexander Mikhailovich ALESHKEVICH

Аляксандр Міхайлавіч АЛЯШКЕВІЧ

Александр Михайлович АЛЕШКЕВИЧ

First Deputy Head of the District Department of Internal Affairs in Moskovski District, Minsk, Head of Criminal Police

Gender: male

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

17.

Andrei Vasilievich GALENKA

Andrey Vasilievich GALENKA

Андрэй Васільевіч ГАЛЕНКА

Андрей Васильевич ГАЛЕНКА

Deputy Head of the District Department of Internal Affairs in Moskovski District, Minsk, Head of Public Safety Police

Gender: male

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

18.

Aliaksandr Paulavich VASILIEU

Alexander Pavlovich VASILIEV

Аляксандр Паўлавіч ВАСІЛЬЕЎ

Александр Павлович ВАСИЛЬЕВ

Head of the Department of Internal Affairs of Gomel/Homyel Oblast Executive Committee

DOB: 24.3.1975

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

Gender: male

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

19.

Aleh Mikalaevich SHULIAKOUSKI

Oleg Nikolaevich SHULIAKOVSKI

Алег Мікалаевіч ШУЛЯКОЎСКІ

Олег Николаевич ШУЛЯКОВСКИЙ

First Deputy Head of the Department of Internal Affairs of Gomel/Homyel Oblast Executive Committee, Head of Criminal Police

DOB: 26.7.1977

Gender: male

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

20.

Anatol Anatolievich VASILIEU

Anatoli Anatolievich VASILIEV

Анатоль Анатольевіч ВАСІЛЬЕЎ

Анатолий Анатольевич ВАСИЛЬЕВ

Deputy Head of the Department of Internal Affairs of Gomel/Homyel Oblast Executive Committee, Head of Public Safety Police

DOB: 26.1.1972

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

Gender: male

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

21.

Aliaksandr Viachaslavavich ASTREIKA

Alexander Viacheslavovich ASTREIKO

Аляксандр Вячаслававіч АСТРЭЙКА

Александр Вячеславович АСТРЕЙКО

Head of Department of Internal Affairs of Brest Oblast Executive Committee, Major-General of Militia (police force)

DOB: 22.12.1971

POB: Kapyl, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

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

22.

Leanid ZHURAUSKI

Leonid ZHURAVSKI

Леанід ЖУРАЎСКІ

Леонид ЖУРАВСКИЙ

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

DOB: 20.9.1975

Gender: male

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

23.

Mikhail DAMARNACKI

Mikhail DOMARNATSKY

Міхаіл ДАМАРНАЦКІ

Михаил ДОМАРНАЦКИЙ

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

Gender: male

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

24.

Maxim MIKHOVICH

Maxim MIKHOVICH

Максім МІХОВІЧ

Максим МИХОВИЧ

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

Gender: male

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

25.

Aleh Uladzimiravich MATKIN

Oleg Vladimirovitch MATKIN

Алег Уладзіміравіч МАТКІН

Олег Владимирович МАТКИН

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

Gender: male

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

26.

Ivan Yurievich SAKALOUSKI

Ivan Yurievich SOKOLOVSKI

Іван Юр’евіч САКАЛОЎСКІ

Иван Юрьевич СОКОЛОВСКИЙ

Director of the Akrestina detention centre, Minsk

Gender: male

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

27.

Valeri Paulavich VAKULCHYK

Valery Pavlovich VAKULCHIK

Валéрый Пáўлавічimage

Валерий Павлович ВАКУЛЬЧИК

Former Chairman of the State Security Committee (KGB). Currently State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus

DOB: 19.6.1964

POB: Radostovo, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

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

28.

Siarhei Yaugenavich TSERABAU

Sergey Evgenievich TEREBOV

Сяргей Яўгенавіч ЦЕРАБАЎ

Сергей Евгеньевич ТЕРЕБОВ

First Deputy Chairman of the State Security Committee (KGB)

DOB: 1972

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

Gender: male

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

29.

Dzmitry Vasilievich RAVUTSKI

Dmitry Vasilievich REUTSKY

Дзмітрый Васільевіч РАВУЦКІ

Дмитрий Васильевич РЕУЦКИЙ

Deputy Chairman of the State Security Committee (KGB)

Gender: male

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

30.

Uladzimir Viktaravich KALACH

Vladimir Viktorovich KALACH

Уладзімір Віктаравіч КАЛАЧ

Владимир Викторович КАЛАЧ

Deputy Chairman of the State Security Committee (KGB)

Gender: male

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

31.

Alieg Anatolevich CHARNYSHOU

Oleg Anatolievich CHERNYSHEV

Алег Анатольевіч ЧАРНЫШОЎ

Олег Анатольевич ЧЕРНЫШЁВ

Deputy Chairman of the State Security Committee (KGB)

Gender: male

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

32.

Aliaksandr Uladzimiravich KANYUK

Aleksandr Vladimirovich KONYUK

Аляксандр Уладзіміравіч КАНЮК

Александр Владимирович КОНЮК

Former Prosecutor General of the Republic of Belarus

DOB: 11.7.1960

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

Gender: male

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

33.

Lidzia Mihailauna YARMOSHINA

Lidia Mikhailovna YERMOSHINA

Лідзія Міхайлаўна ЯРМОШЫНА

Лидия Михайловна ЕРМОШИНА

Chairwoman of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 29.1.1953

POB: Slutsk, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: female

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

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

34.

Vadzim Dzmitryevich IPATAU

Vadim Dmitrievich IPATOV

Вадзім Дзмітрыевіч ІПАТАЎ

Вадим Дмитриевич ИПАТОВ

Deputy Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 30.10.1964

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

Gender: male

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

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

35.

Alena Mikalaeuna DMUHAILA

Elena Nikolaevna DMUHAILO

Алена Мікалаеўна ДМУХАЙЛА

Елена Николаевна ДМУХАЙЛО

Secretary of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 1.7.1971

Gender: female

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

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

36.

Andrei Anatolievich GURZHY

Andrey Anatolievich GURZHIY

Андрэй Анатольевіч ГУРЖЫ

Андрей Анатольевич ГУРЖИЙ

Member of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 10.10.1975

Gender: male

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

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

37.

Volga Leanidauna DARASHENKA

Olga Leonidovna DOROSHENKO

Вольга Леанідаўна ДАРАШЭНКА

Ольга Леонидовна ДОРОШЕНКО

Member of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 1976

Gender: female

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

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

38.

Siarhei Aliakseevich KALINOUSKI

Sergey Alekseevich KALINOVSKIY

Сяргей Аляксеевіч КАЛІНОЎСКІ

Сергей Алексеевич КАЛИНОВСКИЙ

Member of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 3.1.1969

Gender: male

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

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

39.

Sviatlana Piatrouna KATSUBA

Svetlana Petrovna KATSUBO

Святлана Пятроўна КАЦУБА

Светлана Петровна КАЦУБО

Member of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 6.8.1959

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

Gender: female

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

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

40.

Aliaksandr Mikhailavich LASYAKIN

Alexander Mikhailovich LOSYAKIN

Аляксандр Міхайлавіч ЛАСЯКІН

Александр Михайлович ЛОСЯКИН

Member of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 21.7.1957

Gender: male

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

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

41.

Igar Anatolievich PLYSHEUSKI

Ihor Anatolievich PLYSHEVSKIY

Ігар Анатольевіч ПЛЫШЭЎСКІ

Игорь Анатольевич ПЛЫШЕВСКИЙ

Member of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 19.2.1979

POB: Lyuban, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: male

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

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

42.

Marina Yureuna RAKHMANAVA

Marina Yurievna RAKHMANOVA

Марына Юр’еўна РАХМАНАВА

Марина Юрьевна РАХМАНОВА

Member of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 26.9.1970

Gender: female

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

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

43.

Aleh Leanidavich SLIZHEUSKI

Oleg Leonidovich SLIZHEVSKI

Алег Леанідавіч СЛІЖЭЎСКІ

Олег Леонидович СЛИЖЕВСКИЙ

Member of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 16.8.1972

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

Gender: male

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

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

44.

Irina Aliaksandrauna TSELIKAVETS

Irina Alexandrovna TSELIKOVEC

Ірына Аляксандраўна ЦЭЛІКАВЕЦ

Ирина Александровна ЦЕЛИКОВЕЦ

Member of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

DOB: 2.11.1976

POB: Zhlobin, former USSR (now Belarus)

Gender: female

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

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

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45.

Aliaksandr Ryhoravich LUKASHENKA

Alexandr Grigorievich LUKASHENKO

Аляксандр Рыгоравiч ЛУКАШЭНКА

Александр Григорьевич ЛУКАШЕНКО

President of the Republic of Belarus

DOB: 30.8.1954

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

Gender: male

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

46.

Viktar Aliaksandravich LUKASHENKA

Viktor Aleksandrovich LUKASHENKO

Вiктар Аляксандравiч ЛУКАШЭНКА

Виктор Александрович ЛУКАШЕНКО

National Security Advisor to the President, Member of the Security Council

DOB: 28.11.1975

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

Gender: male

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

47.

Ihar Piatrovich SERGYAENKA

Igor Petrovich SERGEENKO

Iгар Пятровiч СЕРГЯЕНКА

Игорь Петрович СЕРГЕЕНКО

Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration

DOB: 14.1.1963

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

Gender: male

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

48.

Ivan Stanislavavich TERTEL

Ivan Stanislavovich TERTEL

Iван Станiслававiч ТЭРТЭЛЬ

Иван Станиславович ТЕРТЕЛЬ

Chairman of KGB, former Chairman of the State Control Committee

DOB: 8.9.1966

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

Gender: male

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

49.

Raman Ivanavich MELNIK

Roman Ivanovich MELNIK

Раман Iванавiч МЕЛЬНIК

Роман Иванович МЕЛЬНИК

Head of Main Directorate of Law and Order Protection and Prevention at the Ministry of Internal Affairs

DOB: 29.5.1964

Gender: male

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

50.

Ivan Danilavich NASKEVICH

Ivan Danilovich NOSKEVICH

Iван Данiлавiч НАСКЕВIЧ

Иван Данилович НОСКЕВИЧ

Chairman of the Investigative Committee

DOB: 25.3.1970

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

Gender: male

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

51.

Aliaksey Aliaksandravich VOLKAU

Alexey AleksandrovichVOLKOV

Аляксей Аляксандравiч ВОЛКАЎ

Алексей Александрович ВОЛКОВ

Former First Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee, currently Chairman of the State Committee for Forensic Expertise

DOB: 7.9.1973

POB: Minsk (former USSR, now Belarus)

Gender: male

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

52.

Siarhei YakaulevichAZEMSHA

Sergei YakovlevichAZEMSHA

Сяргей Якаўлевiч АЗЕМША

Сергей Яковлевич АЗЕМША

Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee

DOB: 17.7.1974

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

Gender: male

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

53.

Andrei FiodaravichSMAL

Andrei FyodorovichSMAL

Андрэй Фёдаравiч СМАЛЬ

Андрей Федорович СМАЛЬ

Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee

DOB: 1.8.1973

POB: Brest (former USSR, now Belarus)

Gender: male

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

54.

Andrei Yurevich PAULIUCHENKA

Andrei Yurevich PAVLYUCHENKO

Андрэй Юр’евiч ПАЎЛЮЧЕНКА

Андрей Юрьевич ПАВЛЮЧЕНКО

Head of Operational-Analytical Center

DOB: 1.8.1971

Gender: male

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

55.

Ihar Ivanavich BUZOUSKI

Igor Ivanovich BUZOVSKI

Iгар Iванавiч БУЗОЎСКI

Игорь Иванович БУЗОВСКИЙ

Deputy Minister of Information DOB: 10.7.1972

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

Gender: male

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

56.

Natallia Mikalaeuna EISMANT

Natalia Nikolayevna EISMONT

Наталля Мiкалаеўна ЭЙСМАНТ

Наталья Николаевна ЭЙСМОНТ

Press Secretary of the President of Belarus

DOB: 16.2.1984

POB: Minsk (former USSR, now Belarus)

Maiden name: Kirsanova (RU: Кирсанова) or Selyun (RU Селюн)

Gender: female

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

57.

Siarhei Yaugenavich ZUBKOU

Sergei Yevgenevich ZUBKOV

Сяргей Яўгенавiч ЗУБКОЎ

Сергей Евгеньевич ЗУБКОВ

ALFA Unit Commander

DOB: 21.8.1975

Gender: male

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

58.

Andrei Aliakseevich RAUKOU

Andrei Alekseevich RAVKOV

Андрэй Аляксеевiч РАЎКОЎ

Андрей Алексеевич РАВКОВ

Former State Secretary of the Security Council

DOB: 25.6.1967

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

Gender: male

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

59.

Pyotr Piatrovich MIKLASHEVICH

Petr Petrovich MIKLASHEVICH

Пётр Пятровiч МIКЛАШЭВIЧ

Петр Петрович МИКЛАШЕВИЧ

Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Belarus

DOB: 18.10.1954

POB: Minsk Oblast (former USSR, now Belarus)

Gender: male

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

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