Council Decision 2013/534/CFSP of 29 October 2013 amending Decision 2012/642/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Belarus

Published date30 October 2013
Subject MatterCommon foreign and security policy
Official Gazette PublicationOfficial Journal of the European Union, L 288, 30 October 2013
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30.10.2013 EN Official Journal of the European Union L 288/69

COUNCIL DECISION 2013/534/CFSP

of 29 October 2013

amending Decision 2012/642/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Belarus

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 29 thereof,

Whereas:

(1) On 15 October 2012, the Council adopted Decision 2012/642/CFSP (1) which imposes restrictive measures against Belarus. Those measures apply until 31 October 2013.
(2) On the basis of a review of Decision 2012/642/CFSP, those restrictive measures should be extended until 31 October 2014.
(3) In view of the continuing gravity of the situation in Belarus, the Council considers that three persons should be added to the list of persons and entities to which the restrictive measures provided for in Decision 2012/642/CFSP apply.
(4) The Council also considers that there are no longer grounds for keeping certain persons and entities on the list of persons and entities to which the restrictive measures provided for in Decision 2012/642/CFSP apply.
(5) Furthermore, the information relating to certain persons and entities set out in the Annex to Decision 2012/642/CFSP should be updated.
(6) Decision 2012/642/CFSP should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Decision 2012/642/CFSP is hereby amended as follows:

(1) in Article 8, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following: "2. This Decision shall apply until 31 October 2014. It shall be kept under constant review. It may be renewed or amended, as appropriate, if the Council deems that its objectives have not been met.".
(2) the Annex is replaced by the text set out in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 29 October 2013.

For the Council

The President

L. LINKEVIČIUS


(1) Council Decision 2012/642/CFSP of 15 October 2012 concerning restrictive measures against Belarus (OJ L 285, 17.10.2012, p. 1).


ANNEX

Persons and entities referred to in Articles 3(1) and 4(1)

A. Persons

Names Transcription of Belarusian spelling Transcription of Russian spelling Names (Belarusian spelling) Names (Russian spelling) Identifying Information Reasons for listing
1. Ablameika, Siarhei Uladzimiravich Ablameiko, Sergei Vladimirovich (Ablameyko, Sergey Vladimirovich) АБЛАМЕЙКА, Сяргей Уладзiмiравiч АБЛАМЕЙКО, Сергей Владимирович DOB: 24.09.1956, Voronovo, Hrodna Region
Address: ул. Бобруйская, 5a
Minsk Belarus
Rector of Belarusian State University. He was responsible for the expulsion of several students from the University because they participated in the demonstrations on 19 December 2010 and in other peaceful demonstrations in 2011.
2. Akulich, Sviatlana Rastsislavauna Okulich, Svetlana Rostislavovna АКУЛIЧ, Святлана Расцiславаўна ОКУЛИЧ, Светлана Ростиславовна DOB: 27.08.1948 or 1949 Responsible for implementing the politically-motivated administrative and criminal sanctions against representatives of civil society. Former judge of the Pukhovichi District Court (retired since 8 September 2011). She unlawfully rejected in March 2011 the motion of Natalia Ilinich to restore her position as teacher of the Secondary School in Talkov City (sacked in January 2011).
3. Aliaksandrau, Dzmitry Piatrovich Aleksandrov, Dmitri Petrovich АЛЯКСАНДРAЎ, Дзмiтрый Пятровiч АЛЕКСАНДРОВ, Дмитрий Петрович Former judge of the Supreme Economic Court, Counsellor in the Court of the Eurasian Economic Community (since 19 November 2012). He sustained the ban of the independent 'Autoradio' station on 29 March 2011. The radio station had been transmitting the electoral programme of Mr. Sannikov, one of the opposition candidates in the Presidential election of December 2010.
4. Alinikau Siarhei Aliaksandravich (Alinikau Siarhey Alyaksandravich) Aleinikov Sergei Aleksandrovich АЛИНИКАЎ, Сяргей Аляксандравич АЛEЙНИКOВ, Сергей Aлександрович Major, head of operative unit of penal colony IK-17 in Shklov. Exerted pressure on political prisoners by denying their right to correspondence and meetings, issued orders to subject them to a stricter criminal 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 in 2011-2012 by using excessive force against them. His actions constituted a direct violation of the international commitments of Belarus in the field of human rights.
5. Alpeeva, Tamara Mikhailauna (Alpeyeva, Tamara Mikhailauna; Alpeeva, Tamara Mikhailovna; Alpeyeva, Tamara Mikhailovna) АЛПЕЕВА, Тамара Мiхайлаўна АЛПЕЕВА, Тамара Михайловна DOB: 1949
Address: Международный гуманитарно-экономический институт. 220028, Минск, ул. Маяковского, 129
Belarus
Rector of International Humanitarian-Economic Institute. Responsible for the expulsion of students involved in protests following the December 2010 elections.
6. Ananich, Alena Mikalaeuna Ananich, Elena Nikolaevna (Ananich, Yelena Nikolaevna) АНАНIЧ, Алена Мiкалаеўна АНАНИЧ, Елена Николаевна
Address: Суд Первомайского района г. Минска
220012, г. Минск, ул. Толбухина, 9
Deputy President of the Pervomayski District Court of the city of Minsk. Former judge at the Pervomayski Rayon Court of the city of Minsk. She was directly involved in the judicial repression of the peaceful demonstrators on 19 December 2010. On 20 December 2010 she sentenced civil society activists Paval Shalamitski, Mikhail Piatrenka, Yauhen Batura and Tatsiana Grybouskaya to 10 days in jail, as well as Tornike Berydze to 11 days in jail. Her way of conducting the trial was a clear violation of the Code of Criminal Procedure. She sustained the use of evidence and testimonies irrelevant to the accused.
7. Ananich, Liliia Stanislavauna (Ananich, Lilia Stanislavauna; Ananich, Liliya Stanislavauna) Ananich, Liliia Stanislavovna (Ananich, Lilia Stanislavovna; Ananich, Liliya Stanislavovna) АНАНIЧ, Лiлiя Станiславаўна АНАНИЧ, Лилия Станиславовна DOB: 1960 Place of birth: Leonovo, district of Borisov, region of Minsk ID: 4020160A013PB7
Address: 220004, г. Минск, пр. Победителей, 11 Office no 506
Belarus
First Deputy Minister of Information. She has played a major role since 2003 in promoting state propaganda, which provokes, supports and justifies the repression of the democratic opposition and of civil society, and by suppressing the freedom of the media. Democratic opposition and civil society are systematically highlighted in a negative and derogatory way using falsified information.
8. Arkhipau, Aliaksandr Mikhailavich Arkhipov, Aleksandr Mikhailovich APXIПAЎ, Аляксандр Мiхайлавiч АРХИПОВ, Александр Михайлович DOB: 27.08.1959, Mohilev Address: 220030 г. Минск, ул. Интернациональная, 22 Deputy Prosecutor General, former Prosecutor of the region of Minsk. Responsible for the repression of civil society following the December 2010 elections.
9. Arlau Aliaksey (Arlau Aliaksei) Arlau Aliaksandr Uladzimiravich Orlov Aleksei (Orlov Alexey) Orlov Aleksandr Vladimirovich (Orlov Alexandr Vladimirovich) APЛAЎ, Аляксей APЛAЎ, Аляксандр Уладзiмiравiч OPЛОВ, Алексей OPЛОВ, Александр Владимирович Address: КГБ 210623, г. Минск, проспект Независимости, 17 Colonel, head of the KGB detention centre in Minsk. He was personally responsible for cruel, inhuman and 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 19 December 2010. His actions constituted a direct violation of the international commitments of Belarus in the field of human rights.
10. Atabekau Khazalbek Bakhtibekavich Atabekov Khazalbek Bakhtibekovich АТАБЕКАЎ, Хазалбек Бактiбекавiч АТАБЕКОВ, Хазалбек Баxтибекович (АТАБЕКОВ, Кхазалбек Баxтибекович) 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 19 December 2010 where an excessive use of force was applied. His actions constituted a direct violation of the international commitments of Belarus in the field of human rights.
11. Badak Ala Mikalaeuna Bodak Alla Nikolaevna БАДАК, Ала Мiкалаеўна БОДАК, Алла Николаевна DOB: 30.08.1967 Passport Number: SP0013023 Address: 10 Kollektornaya str. 220004 Minsk BELARUS Deputy Minister of Justice, in charge of legal support to the institutions that draft legislative and regulatory acts. Her functions include supervising the drafting of legislation. She was responsible for the role and the action of the Ministry of Justice and the judiciary of Belarus, which are major instruments of repression of the population, by elaborating laws that are repressive towards civil society and the democratic opposition.
12. Bakhmatau, Ihar Andreevich Bakhmatov, Igor Andreevich БАХМАТАЎ, Irap Андрэевiч БАХМАТОВ, Игорь Андреевич Has been actively involved in the repression of civil society in Belarus. As a former Deputy Head of the KGB, in charge of the staff and the organisation of their tasks, he was responsible for the repressive work of the KGB against civil society and democratic opposition. Reassigned to the reserve forces in May 2012
13. Balauniou, Mikalai Vasilievich Bolovnev, Nikolai Vasilievich БАЛАЎНЕЎ, Мiкалай Васiльевiч БОЛОВНЕВ, Николай Васильевич
Address: Суд Заводского района г. Минска
220107, г. Минск, пр. Партизанский, 75А
Judge at the Zavodskoi District Court of the
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