Black list expanded


On March 24, 2012 the EU Official Journal published the list of additional designations in the EU Official Journal.

The following persons were added to the list:

1.Mazouka Anzhalika Mikhailauna, judge at Sovetski District Court of Minsk. In 2010-2011 she fined or sentenced at least 8 representatives of civil society for their peaceful protests to prison. Repeatedly imposed prison terms against those involved in peaceful protests and as a result bears responsibility for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition in Belarus.

2. Chyzh, Yury Aliaksandravich. He provides financial support to the Lukashenka regime through his holding company LLC Triple which is active in numerous sectors of the Belarusian economy, including activities resulting from public awards and concessions from the regime. The sporting positions he retains, notably being Chair of the Board of the football club FC Dynamo Minsk and Chair of the Belarusian Federation of wrestling, confirm his association to the regime.

3. Anatoly Ternavsky, the person close to family members of President Lukashenka; sponsor of the

President’s Sports Club. Ternavsky’s dealing with oil and oil products testifies his close relations with the regime, taking into account a state monopoly on the oil refining sector and the fact that only several individuals are entitled to operate in oil sector. His company Univest-M is one of the two major private oil exporters in Belarus.

4. Zhuk Alena Siamionauna, judge of Pervomayskij district court in Vitsebsk. On February 24, 2012, she sentenced Syarhei Kavalenka, who has been considered as a political prisoner since the beginning of February 2012, to two years and one month in prison for violation of probation. She was directly

responsible for violations of the human rights of a person because she denied Siarhei Kavalenka the right to a fair trial. Siarhei Kavalenka was previously given a suspended sentence for hanging out a

banned historical white-red- white flag in Vitsebsk. The subsequent sentence given by Alena Zhuk was

disproportionately harsh given the nature of the crime and not in line with the criminal code of Belarus. Her actions constituted a direct violation of the international commitments of Belarus in the field of human rights.

5. Lutau Dzmitry Mikhailavich, prosecutor in the trial of Siarhei Kavalenka who was sentenced to two years and one month in prison for violation of probation. Lutau’s actions constituted a direct violation of the international commitments of Belarus in the field of human rights.

6. Atabekau Khazalbek Bakhtibekavich. Colonel, commander of a special brigade of Interior Troops in the Uruchie suburb of Minsk. He commanded his unit during the crackdown on the post-election protest

demonstration in Minsk on December 19, 2010 where an excessive use of force was applied.

7. Charnyshou Aleh. Colonel, in charge of counter-terrorist unit of the KGB “Alpha” unit. He personally

participated in inhuman and degrading treatment of opposition activists in the KGB detention centre in Minsk after the crackdown on the post-election protest demonstration in Minsk on December 19, 2010.

8. Arlou Aliaksandr Uladzimiravich. Colonel, head of the KGB detention centre in Minsk. He was personally responsible for cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment of those who were detained in the weeks and months after the crackdown on the post-election protest demonstration in Minsk on December 19, 2010.

9. Sanko Ivan Ivanavich. Major, senior investigator of the KGB. He conducted investigations which included the use of falsified evidence against opposition activists in the KGB detention centre in Minsk after the crackdown on the post-election protest demonstration in Minsk on December 19, 2010. His actions constituted a clear violation of the human rights by denying the right to a fair trial and the international commitments of Belarus in the field of human rights.

10. Traulka Pavel. Lieutenant Colonel, former operative of the military counter-intelligence of the KGB (currently head of the press service of the newly formed Investigative Committee of Belarus). He falsified evidence and used threats in order to extort confessions from opposition activists in the KGB detention centre in Minsk after the crackdown on the post-election protest demonstration in Minsk on December 19, 2010. He was directly responsible for the use of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishments.

11. Sukhau Dzmitri Viachaslavavich. Lieutenant-Colonel, operative of the military counter- intelligence of the KGB, falsified evidence against and used threats in order to in order to extort confessions from opposition activists in the KGB detention centre in Minsk after the crackdown on the post-election protest demonstration in Minsk on December 19, 2010. He was directly responsible for violating the fundamental human rights of political prisoners and opposition activists by the use of excessive force against them.

12. Aleynikau Siarhei Aliaksandravich. Major, head of operative unit of penal colony IK-17 in Shklov, pressured political prisoners by denying their rights to correspondence and meetings, issued orders to subject them to a stricter penal regime, searches, and made threats in order to extort confessions. He was directly responsible for violating the human rights of political prisoners and opposition activists by using excessive force against them.

13. Shamionau Vadzim Iharavich. Captain, head of operative unit of penal colony IK-17 in Shklou. He pressured political prisoners, denying their rights to correspondence, and made threats in order to extort confessions. Directly responsible for violating the human rights of political prisoners and opposition activists by the use of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishments.

8 entities owned by Uladzimir Peftsieu, who had already been included in the list, were sanctioned: LLC Delovaya Set, CJSC Sistema investicii i inovacii, PUC Sen-Ko, PUC BT Invest, The Spirit and

Vodka Company Aquadiv, Beltekh Holding, Spetspriborservice, Tekhnosoyuzpribor.

18 entities controlled by Yury Chyzh were added to the list as well: LLC Triple ООО, JLLC Neftekhimtrading, CJSC Askargoterminal, LLC Triple Metal Trade, JV LLC Triple-Techno, JLLC Variant, JLLC Triple-Dekor СООО, JCJSC QuartzMelProm, JCJSC Altersolutions, JCJSC Prostoremarket, JLLC AquaTriple, LLC Rakowski browar, MSSFC Logoysk,Triple-Agro, CJCS Dinamo-Minsk, JLLC Triplepharm, LLC Triple-Veles.

Entities controlled by Anatoly Ternavsky (Univest-M FLLC Unis Oil, JLLC Univest, StroyInvest) are also in the list of additional designations.

Foreign Affairs Ministers of 27 EU member countries expressed their consent to expanding smart sanctions towards Belarus on March 23, 2012.

Thus, now the EU black list contains 243 persons and 32 entities.

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