Political prisoners in Belarus unfortunately have to spend their birthday in prison. We therefore call to write a postcard to all political prisoners who celebrate their birthday in March.

Especially the birthday of the political prisoners in Belarus is a difficult day this year. Instead of celebrating with friends and family, they continue to be unlawfully imprisoned. For this reason, we want to express our solidarity with the prisoners by sending them as many postcards as possible. The addresses of all prisoners are collected on the website of our partner organization Viasna. You’ll find the addresses of political prisoners who celebrate their birthday in March here:

Viktar Siadou, Birthday: 02 March
ВИКТОР СЕДОВ
СИЗО-1
ул. Володарского, 2
220030, г. Минск
REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Yauhen Dzmitryeu, Birthday: 02 March
ЕВГЕНИЙ ДМИТРИЕВ
СИЗО-1
ул. Володарского, 2
220030, г. Минск
REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Alana Gebremariam, Birthday: 07 March
АЛАНА ГЕБРЕМАРИАМ
СИЗО-1
ул. Володарского, 2
220030, г. Минск
REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Artur Khalimonchyk, Birthday: 07 March
АРТУР ХАЛИМОНЧИК
СИЗО-6
ул. Брестская, 258 В
г. Барановичи
REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Pavel Mankinenka, Birthday: 09 March
ПАВЕЛ МАНКИНЕНКО
Следственная тюрьма №8
ул. Советская, 22А
222163, г. Жодино
REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Mikita Hancharou, Birthday: 11 March
Address unknown

Danila Chamadanau, Birthday: 13 March
ДАНИЛА ЧЕМОДАНОВ
СИЗО-7
ул. Советских пограничников, 37
224030, г. Брест
REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Tsimur Ryzapur, Birthday: 14 March
ТИМУР РИЗАПУР
СИЗО-7
ул. Советских пограничников, 37
224030, г. Брест
REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Aliaksandr Hubeika, Birthday: 15 March
АЛЕКСАНДР ГУБЕЙКО
СИЗО-1
ул. Володарского, 2
220030, г. Минск
REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Yury Bialko, Birthday: 15 March
ЮРИЙ БЕЛЬКО
СИЗО-1
ул. Володарского, 2
220030, г. Минск
REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Uladzislau Makavetski, Birthday: 16 March
Address unknown

Hleb Fitsner, Birthday: 18 March
ГЛЕБ ФИЦНЕР
СИЗО-1
ул. Володарского, 2
220030, г. Минск
REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Yaraslau Zbarouski, Birthday: 18 March
ЯРОСЛАВ ЗБАРОВСКИЙ
Следственная тюрьма №8
ул. Советская, 22А
REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Siarhei Liazhenka, Birthday: 20 March
СЕРГЕЙ ЛЕЖЕНКО
СИЗО-6
ул. Брестская, 258 В
225413, г. Барановичи
REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Siarhei Korshun, Birthday: 21 March
СЕРГЕЙ КОРШУН
СИЗО-1
ул. Володарского, 2
220030, г. Минск
REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Mikhail Shabaliuk, Birthday: 21 March
МИХАИЛ ШАБАЛЮК
ИК №17
ул. 1-я Заводская, 8
213004, г. Шклов
REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Mikhail Hladysh, Birthday: 24 March
МИХАИЛ ГЛАДЫШ
Исправительное учреждение открытого типа №39
Крупский район
222002, г. Крупки-2
REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Mikita Yemialyianau, Birthday: 24 March
НИКИТА ЕМЕЛЬЯНОВ
Тюрьма №4
ул. Крупской, 99А
212011, г. Могилев
REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Dzianis Marusevich, Birthday: 26 March
ДЕНИС МАРУСЕВИЧ
СИЗО-7
ул. Советских пограничников, 37
224030, г. Брест
REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Andrei Papou, Birthday: 28 March
АНДРЕЙ ПОПОВ
Следственная тюрьма №8
ул. Советская, 22А
222163, г. Жодино
REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

David Mastsitski, Birthday: 30 March
ДЭВИД МОСТИЦКИЙ
СИЗО-6
ул. Брестская, 258 В
225413 , г. Барановичи
REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Viktar Barushka, Birthday: 30 March
ВИКТОР БОРУШКО
СИЗО-1
ул. Володарского, 2
220030, г. Минск
REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

What do I have to bear in mind when writing?

    • Please use the spelling of the address exactly as shown above.
    • The postcards have to be written in Russian or Belarusian, otherwise the postcard will not reach the prisoners.
    • Sending a postcard from Germany to Belarus costs 0.95 Euro, a letter 1.10 Euro.
    • Sending a postcard or a letter from Switzerland to Belarus costs 1.50 Franc in both cases.
    • To give the card a personal touch, write by hand if possible.

How can I participate in the campaign?

    • Anyone can send a postcard to Belarus. Take one that you already have at home or buy one, for example from your city. We keep getting feedback that this gesture is very important for the prisoners and gives them courage – even more on their birthday.
    • Put a picture with you and your postcard on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and use the hashtag #WeStandBYyou. Take a selfie while writing the card or before you drop it in the mailbox. You can also send us the photo by email: media@lphr.org

My knowledge of Russian or Belarusian is limited? Don’t worry!

    • Online translation services like Google Translate or DeepL do a decent job, especially with simple and short sentences. It is not the grammar that counts, but the gesture!
    • You can be as creative as you like: You don’t have to use words, you can also draw something, for example.
    • Alternatively, you can use the following templates and just copy the message.
Belarusian: Пішу вам у сувязі з вашым днём народзінаў і хачу пажадаць вам здароўя, сілаў і веры ў лепшае. Няхай здзейсняцца вашыя пажаданні на наступны год. Хачу вас заверыць у тым, што людзі ўсяго свету захапляеюцца вашай мужнасцю і ангажаванасцю. Я хачу вам падзякаваць за тое, што вы сваім прыкладам паказваеце ўсяму свету, як можна змагацца за перамены.
Russian: Пишу вам в связи с вашим днём рождения и хочу пожелать вам здоровья, сил и веры в лучшее. Пусть все ваши желания исполнятся! Хочу заверить вас в том, что люди во всем мире восхищаются вашим мужеством и настойчивостью! Я хочу поблагодарить вас за то, что вы своим примером показываете всему миру, как можно бороться за перемены!
Translation: I am writing to you on the occasion of your birthday to wish you health, strength and confidence. May your wishes for the next year of your life come true. I want you to know that people from all over the world admire your courage and dedication. Thank you for setting an example to the whole world of how to engage for change.