Financial assistance to the family of a former political prisoner in Belarus

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My name is Eugenia [name changed for security reasons, BYSOL Foundation has all identification documents]. Since 2020, my family has been persecuted by law enforcement agencies.

My husband recently returned from a colony where he spent several years on a political article and received several administrative penalties. I was also subjected to a criminal case after a string of administrative “protest” articles in late 2020, which resulted in a “domestic chemistry” (a type of punishment where the convicted person remains free but with restrictions — BYSOL note).
[BYSOL has all the supporting documentation].

The last time I was issued an administrative misdemeanor was in the spring of 2023. I was in detention for a little over a month. All this time I did not know what was going on at home or the fate of my minor son, who witnessed the detention. Fortunately, he spent this time with other relatives.

The time spent in detention prevented my husband from running his business and me from developing my own business and working. There are several children in the family who need our care: three schoolchildren and a student daughter. The daughter has special health conditions that require us to have regular check-ups and examinations [BYSOL has all the supporting documents].

We all need support to adapt and get back to normal life.

How much is needed?


€1500 for the restoration of technology. About €500 for a laptop for the children's studies, and another €1000 for a laptop for work;
€1000 — university tuition fees for the child;
€1000 — ongoing household expenses: paying bills, and the children's educational needs, clothes, daily expenses for the time of adaptation;
€1000 — payment for the children's medical needs. Check-ups, medicines, doctor's supervision.

The collection is over. Сollected:
€ 1 813
The collection is over. Сollected: € 1 813