Mikalay Statkevich

Mikalai Statkevich at a street rally / Euroradio

Opposition politicians have been behind bars since May 31. At first it was an administrative penalty, now it is criminal offence.

Mikalai Statkevich with his wife Maryna/ Siarhei Sparysh's profile on Facebook

Statkevich was detained on 7 April when he was making his way to a rally in central Minsk.

Mikalai Statkevich

Former political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich decides to run for Belarusian presidency despite outstanding conviction.

Uladzimir Nyaklyayeu and Mikalai Statkevich. Photo: Artsyom Lyava

The opposition activists detained ahead of the Freedom Day rally were released on Monday.

In the photo: Uladzimir Nyaklyayeu (centre) and Mikalai Statkevich (right) on Freedom Day in Minsk in 2016. Photo: Euroradio.

Demonstrators will visit historical sites associated with the history of Belarusian People’s Republic during a festive rally.

Mikalai Statkevich in handcuffs at a Belarus border post on 12 December 2017. Photo: social media

Opposition politician Mikalai Statkevich was released by Belarus border guards without explanation 90 minutes after detention.

Photo: ria.ru

“This is the strictest liberalization in action,” the opposition politician’s wife wrote.

Mikalai Statkevich at the threshhold of KGB Headquarters during the vigil on 29 October in Minsk. Photo: Euroradio

Mikalai Statkevich is likely to stand trial for organizing an unauthorized street rally in Minsk.

Photo: Maryna Adamovich's profile on Facebook​

Mikalai Statkevich served five days of administrative arrest for an offense he had committed in March.