Take action for Uladzimir Mackievič on his birthday

Last update: 13 May 2022
Take action for Uladzimir Mackievič on his birthday
Prominent Belarusian philosopher Uladzimir Mackievič turns 66 on Saturday 14 May. He has been held in pre-trial detention in Minsk since 4 August 2021 and faces up to three years in prison for public order offences. A date for his trial hearing has yet to be set.

PEN International believes that Mackievič is being targeted for his views and writings critical of the Belarusian authorities. The organisation calls for his immediate and unconditional release and for all charges against him to be dropped.


Join the call to free Uladzimir Mackievič on social media #FreeMatskevich #philosopher_in_prison #Belarus


#philosopher_in_prison Uladzimir Mackievič turns 66 today. He should spend his birthday with his family, not behind bars. The authorities of #Belarus must release him immediately and unconditionally #FreeMatskevich

#Belarus: the PEN Community stands with #philosopher_in_prison Uladzimir Mackievič. Today is his birthday. He must be freed #FreeMatskevich


Философу Владимиру Мацкевичу сегодня исполняется 66 лет. Владимир должен праздновать свой день рождения в кругу семьи, а не за решеткой. Власти #Беларуси должны освободить его немедленно и безоговорочно #FreeMatskevich #философ_в_тюрьме

#Беларусь: ПЕН-сообщество поддерживает Владимира Мацкевича. Сегодня Владимир празднует свой день рождения. Владимир должен быть на свободе #FreeMatskevich #философ_в_тюрьме


Філосафу Уладзіміру Мацкевічу сёння спаўняецца 66 гадоў. Уладзімір павінен святкаваць свой дзень народзінаў разам з сям’ёй, а не за кратамі. Улады #Беларусі павінны вызваліць яго неадкладна і безумоўна #FreeMatskevich #philosopher_in_prison

#Беларусь: ПЭН-супольнасць падтрымлівае Уладзіміра Мацкевіча. Сёння Уладзімір святкуе свой дзень народзінаў. Уладзімір павінен быць на волі #FreeMatskevich #philosopher_in_prison


Ask the Belarusian authorities to release Uladzimir Mackievič immediately and unconditionally and drop all charges against him.

Send appeals to:

Andrei Shved

Role: Prosecutor General of the Republic of Belarus

Address: Vul. Internatsianalnaya 22, 220030 Minsk, Belarus

Email: [email protected]

Vladimir Makei

Role: Minister of Foreign Affairs

Address: Vul. Lienina, 19, Minsk 220030, Belarus

Email: [email protected]

Send copies to the Embassy of Belarus in your own country. Embassy addresses may be found here.


Please send messages to:

Uladzimir Mackievič

Pre-trial detention center No. 1. 220030

Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2


The prison administration is more likely to accept messages if written in Russian. Please find a model letter below:

Dear Uladzimir, we stand with you and celebrate your work and courage. We will keep advocating for your freedom.

Дорогой Владимир, мы c вами! Мы невероятно ценим ваш труд и мужество! Мы будем и дальше бороться за вашу свободу!