As of this writing, only 18 days have passed since Yevgeny Chervinsky was released from prison. He is now in a refugee camp and needs help for adaptation, dental treatment, and rent.
After my release, the first deputy head of the ROVD told me that if before they were hindered by the law, now he could eliminate me and my whole family by all illegal means. Because of this our family had to urgently leave Belarus. Now we are in a difficult financial situation and we will be very grateful for support until we can get our documents drawn up and be able to find employment.
While in Belarus, Irina Dolidovich was subjected to persecution by the security forces, which prompted her to leave with her underage children for Poland. There the family was able to acquire international protection, but now the assistance has been suspended. The family would appreciate support to get out of their difficult situation.
On the first day of the war, businessman Alexander donated his funds to support the AFU. After that, he was detained and convicted for financing of terrorism. Alexander is now forced to be in another country and needs help adapting for himself and his family.
This year, at the age of 54, I was forced to leave Belarus urgently in order to preserve my life. In December 2022, I was subjected to reprisals for protest activities and was illegally convicted.
My family has suffered from the regime. Together with my husband, I was detained under Article 342.1, after — I served my sentence in the RRC of Mental Health on compulsory treatment. I was dismissed for being on the Interior Ministry's lists as an extremist.
On February 25, I was convicted of publicly insulting an employee and sentenced to 2 years of restraint with a referral. My wife has a disability and needs daily assistance. During the time I have been incarcerated — my wife has accumulated very large debts.
Upon my return from the penal colony, new difficulties awaited me: The front door of the house had been broken into and was beyond repair. The plumbing in the apartment had been disrupted and broken. As an extremist, I was not accepted for work.
I am a social and political activist and mother raising a child alone. I was forced to leave the country with my child because of persecution and harassment, where I received international protection. Now she has to pay the rent and get a physical exam, an MRI of the brain.
Inna Shirokaya is a mother of five children raising them alone. Inna was forced to get away from the persecution of the regime after her imprisonment, seizure of her property and becoming an extremist #1712. Now she needs support to build a life in another country.
I am a political prisoner in forced emigration, with two children ages 12 and 18. My eldest son is a student just like me — unable to return to the country because of the threat of criminal prosecution. I was an independent observer in the August 2020 elections and actively expressed my position against the dictatorship and war in Ukraine.
We are a large family with seven minor children. The father and husband were convicted under Articles 369 and 130 part 1 of the Zeltser case, given a huge fine and almost two years in prison. Because of the need to pay the fine, our family faced great hardship.
Along with my family, we were forced to flee the regime to a neighboring country. Life in emigration is still a joy, during this time I seriously thought that prison was better, but there is just no way back. I know that there are people who are much worse off than my children, but I have nowhere else to turn for help.
After her release, Anna Vishniak, left without her work equipment (laptop, phone) and with no belongings at all, was forced to retreat from her homeland. Anna needs support in order to start her life from scratch, as well as — to rehabilitate her health after the period of imprisonment (badly destroyed teeth).
Alexei Golovkin was detained on December 3, 2020. He has group 2 disability (hemophiliac polyarthropathy), and despite the complex diagnosis — he was sentenced under 4 articles of the Criminal Code for 3 years in a general regime colony.
My name is Andrei Tupovsky, together with my wife we were active participants in the protest in Mogilev. Against the background of psycho-emotional stress my wife started complaining of recurrent blackouts and was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, neurasthenia, recurrent syncopal states in the anamnesis.
A mother of three children, a European Belarus activist who has repeatedly participated in the 2020 protests, defending her choice to live in a free and independent Belarus — has fallen under the repression of a brutal dictator. On December 30 she was arrested, and after some time she was put on the list of terrorists.
After 2020, I was fired from a state-owned business for my views and expressions, and over the course of the year I was sentenced to three criminal convictions (Article 369 of the Criminal Code). Currently, my family is experiencing great financial difficulties, including fines debts.
Dmitry Kulakov's family has been forced to make an emergency housing change in another country and needs help to rent a new place to live. Recently Dmitry's mother also had to urgently leave Belarus because of political persecution.
The family of a former political prisoner convicted in one of the high-profile cases and listed as terrorists and extremists in the Republic of Belarus needs your support.
In 2020, I participated in the collection of signatures, was present at the elections as an observer, and helped with fundraising to help victims of political repression.
Prior to his incarceration, our son lived and worked in the city of St. Petersburg, but upon his arrival on vacation — he was arrested. He was in pre-trial detention, and on October 26, he was found guilty under Article 342.1, resulting in a sentence of three years of home chemo.
On July 9, 2021, Tatyana Ostrovskaya, a volunteer, was detained. Tatyana used to carry parcels for political prisoners in pre-trial detention center 1 and send the parcels to the guys for “chemistry,” which was the reason for the criminal prosecution.
My name is Ilya Mironov, I am a volunteer and initiator of the “Write Letters!” project. Due to repression, I was forced to move to a safe place to continue my activities there, because in Belarus I was threatened with prison and forced treatment.
For a long time, our family has been receiving threats from the security forces. For this reason, my brother had to urgently leave the country at short notice. I helped him with the documents. Our family was already under surveillance, and now there is a danger of being detained for helping us escape. Need help with paperwork for my brother and temporary residence in another country.
Anarcho-partisans received heavy sentences: Igor Olinevich — 20 years in prison; Dmitry Rezanovich — 19 years in prison; Sergey Romanov — 20 years in prison; Dmitry Dubovsky — 18 years in prison. They are accused of terrorism for setting fire to the premises and cars of members of the punitive system.