Zmitser Dashkevich

Four suspects in riot case released

Four opposition activists who were arrested in March on suspicion of attempting to organize a riot were freed on April 1.

Twenty-six suspects said arrested in riot case

A total of 26 people have been arrested on suspicion of training and preparing for a riot, Belarus’ major government-controlled media outlets said on Thursday night in a report quoting a KGB source.

At least 17 suspects said to have been arrested in mass disorder case

At least 17 suspects are believed to have been arrested in what is described as a mass disorder case, according to human rights defenders.

Company ends construction project near Kurapaty

A private company announced on Thursday that it was yielding to protesters' demands and would not build a business center at a site close to Kurapaty, a place where thousands of people are believed to have been executed and buried by Stalin's secret police in the 1930s and 1940s.

Protester handcuffs himself to truck to halt construction near Kurapaty

An opposition activist on Friday handcuffed himself to a truck and threw away the key to halt construction work at a site near Kurapaty, a scene of Stalin-era mass executions.

Council of Belarusian National Congress holds first meeting

Almost two weeks after the body was founded by a number of politicians in an effort to unite the country’s fractured opposition…

Opposition activists demonstrate in Minsk in support of historically national symbols

The demonstrators lined up along Independence Avenue, holding white-red-white flags. Some were handing out white-red-white ribbons to passers-by…

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

Eduard Lobaw’s complaint submitted to UN Human Rights Committee

Campaigners for the release of Eduard Lobaw, an imprisoned activist of an opposition youth organization called Malady Front (Young Front), have submitted a complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee on his behalf.

Zmitser and Anastasiya Dashkevich have their first child

Opposition activist Anastasiya Dashkevich (Palazhanka), who is married to Zmitser Dashkevich, co-chairman of an opposition youth organization called Malady Front (Young Front), gave birth to a daughter on Monday morning.

Zmitser Dashkevich to stand trial for violating terms of police supervision

The 32-year-old former political prisoner failed to present himself at the Pershamayski district police station in Minsk...

Zmitser Dashkevich notified that police supervision over him may be extended and tightened

“I have to report to the Pershamayski district police station in Minsk on the first, third and fourth Thursday of each month…”

Dashkevich released following three days in jail

While speaking about his impression of the detention center, Mr. Dashkevich noted that little had changed since his previous spell there…

Zmitser Dashkevich sentenced to three days in jail

  Zmitser Dashkevich, co-chairman of an opposition youth organization called Malady Front, was sentenced to three days in jail for allegedly disobeying lawful police orders after being arrested in downtown Minsk earlier on Wednesday.

Opposition activists stage traditional Dzyady march

An estimated crowd of about 400 people staged an annual commemorative march in Minsk on Sunday to honor the memory of Stalin terror victims...

Zmitser Dashkevich leaves prison

  Zmitser Dashkevich, chairman of an opposition youth organization called Malady Front (Young Front), was released from a prison in Hrodna at 6:20 a.m. on Wednesday.

Zmitser Dashkevich released from prison

Zmitser Dashkevich, chairman of an opposition youth organization called Malady Front (Young Front), was released from a prison in Hrodna at 6:20 a.m. on Wednesday...

Dashkevich may be granted early release

Mrs. Dashkevich said that her husband was scheduled to be released on August 28 upon completion of his prison term...

Freedom Day demonstration staged in Minsk

Up to 1000 people took part in a “Dzen Voli” demonstration that was staged in Minsk on March 24 to mark 95 years since the proclamation of the short-lived 1918 Belarusian National Republic...

Malady Front leaders Zmitser Dashkevich and Nasta Palazhanka get married in prison

Zmitser Dashkevich and Anastasiya (Nasta) Palazhanka, leaders of an opposition youth group called Malady Front, got married in Prison No. 1 in Hrodna....

Human rights defenders condemn decision to transfer Zmitser Dashkevich to cell-type prison

  The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and a Belarusian human rights organization called Vyasna have condemned a decision to transfer opposition politician Zmitser Dashkevich to a cell-type correctional institution.