Last Updated: June 9, 2024

Alexander Valerievich BYKOV


Александр Валерьевич БЫКОВ; Аляксандр Валер’евiч БЫКАЎ; Aliaksandr Valerievich BYKAU; Alexandr Valerjevitj BYKOV; Aljaksandr Valerjevitj BYKAU; Alexandr Valerievich BYKOV


First Deputy Commander of the Interior Troops, former Commander of the Special Rapid Response Unit (SOBR),

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In his position as Commander of the Special Rapid Response Unit (SOBR) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by SOBR forces in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators.

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(Date of UN designation: 2020-10-02)

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Restrictive measures in view of the situation in Belarus and the involvement of Belarus in the Russian aggression against Ukraine


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Asset freeze and prohibition to make funds available, Restrictions on admission

Sanctions Portfolio

- All assets of the listed persons and entities should be frozen. It is also prohibited to make any funds or assets directly or indirectly available to them. - Member States shall enforce travel restrictions on persons listed in the Annex of Council Decision 2012/642/CFSP.

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The Council of the EU first adopted restrictive measures against certain officials of Belarus on 24 September 2004. Targeted measures were imposed against persons who are considered by the Pourgourides Report to be key actors in the unresolved disappearances of four well-known persons in Belarus in 1999-2000. Additional listings were introduced fol...

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