Andrey Sannikaw

Organizers of congress of opposition forces set to hold the event in Yanka Kupala Park

A congress of pro-democracy opposition forces will be held in Minsk’s Yanka Kupala Park on May 15, organizers announced on Thursday

Popularity ratings of all potential opposition presidential candidates combined do not exceed 20 percent, poll finds

The popularity ratings of potential opposition presidential candidates do not exceed 20 percent combined, reported the Vilnius-based Independent Institute of Social, Economic and Political Studies (IISEPS).

Statkevich may be freed if he applies for pardon, Lukashenka says

Former presidential candidate Mikalay Statkevich may be released from prison if he applies for a pardon...

Sannikaw: I\'ll continue to call for sanctions because they work

  Former Belarusian presidential candidate Andrey Sannikaw said during an international conference in Vilnius on Tuesday that he would call for sanctions against the Belarusian government because "believe me, they work."

Anatol Lyabedzka meets with Andrey Sannikaw in Vilnius

  Anatol Lyabedzka, chairman of the opposition United Civic Party (UCP), met Monday in Vilnius with Andrey Sannikaw, a former presidential candidate who leads an organization called European Belarus.

Sannikaw meets with Czech foreign minister

  Former presidential candidate Andrey Sannikaw met with Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg in Prague on Friday to discuss the European Union’s policy toward Minsk.

Andrey Sannikaw to speak at Brussels Forum on Saturday

  Andrey Sannikaw, who ran in Belarus' 2010 presidential election and was granted political asylum in Britain last summer, will deliver a speech at the this year's Brussels Forum, which began in the Belgian capital city on March 15.

UN Human Rights Committee to consider Andrey Sannikaw\'s complaint

  The UN Human Rights Committee has registered a complaint by former presidential candidate Andrey Sannikaw.

Key opposition forces, politicians sign memorandum declaring intention to defend Belarus’ independence

The memorandum was signed at a meeting in Vilnius on November 3...

Sannikaw granted UK asylum

The 58-year-old leader of an opposition group called European Belarus is staying in London at the place of his sister, who has lived in the UK capital for years...

Andrey Sannikaw set to return to Belarus, wife says

Andrey Sannikaw plans to return to Belarus after he completes his treatment course in Lithuania, Iryna Khalip, who is the former presidential candidate\'s wife...

Former political prisoner Bandarenka moves to Poland

The coordinator of a group called European Belarus revealed that he had been staying in Poland since this past July to receive medical treatment...

EU may expand blacklist of Belarusians

The EU considers adding to it Alyaksandr Mashenski, who runs a food and restaurant business called Santa Impeks Brest...

Bandarenka detained, searched at Lithuanian border

Opposition politician Dzmitry Bandarenka, who was released from prison in April, was taken off a Minsk-bound train...

EU wants to pursue active policy toward Belarus

The European Union wants to pursue an active policy toward Belarus that would contain clear goals and a positive program for the country’s citizens...

Sannikaw calls for remaining political prisoners to be freed

  Former presidential candidate Andrey Sannikaw urged the Belarusian authorities to free the remaining political prisoners.

Andrey Sannikaw turns 58

On May 14, 2011, a district judge in Minsk sentenced Mr. Sannikaw to five years in prison, finding him guilty of \"organizing mass disorder\"...

Sannikaw meets with lawyer after more than two months incommunicado

Lawyer Maryna Kavalewskaya on January 20 met with imprisoned former presidential candidate Andrey Sannikaw, who had not seen his lawyers or relatives since early November...

Opposition activists demonstrate in Minsk to demand freedom for political prisoners

A dozen people, mostly activists of an opposition group called European Belarus, staged a demonstration in downtown Minsk...

Lukashenka orders release of ex-candidate Uss

Alyaksandr Lukashenka signed the pardon edict, “being guided by the principles of humaneness\"...

Sannikaw removed from detention center in Mahilyow

  Former presidential candidate Andrey Sannikaw has been removed from a detention center in Mahilyow to be driven to Correctional Institution No. Two in Babruysk.

Sannikaw demands guarantees of his safety in Babruysk prison

  Andrey Sannikaw has demanded guarantees of his safety in Correctional Institution No. 2 in Babruysk, the wife of the presidential candidate, journalist Iryna Khalip, told BelaPAN on Thursday with reference to the politician’s lawyer.

Associates fear for safety of Zmitser Dashkevich

A man told Mr. Dashkevich that he had learned that the opposition activist would “have problems” in the Hlybokaye prison and would, perhaps, be killed...

Wife fears that \"serious provocations\" may be carried out against Sannikaw

  The wife of Andrey Sannikaw expressed fears Wednesday that authorities might carry out “serious provocations” against her husband.