The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania is "devastated by the terrible news from the Belarusian prison" - the report of human rights defenders about the suicide attempt made by Losik in the Novopolotsk colony.

"We pray for the recovery of Igor Losik and call on the Lukashenka regime to release him immediately," the statement reads.

The US Embassy in Minsk responded to the information about the suicide attempt of Losik, who worked as a freelancer at Radio Svaboda.

The diplomatic mission reminded that "political prisoners are not an abstract problem."

"The cruelty of the Minsk regime has a terrible individual human cost.

We wish health and strength to Ihor Losik and all 1,400 or more political prisoners in Belarus.

No one deserves such cruel treatment.

Everyone deserves freedom," the embassy said in a statement.

Deputy of the German Bundestag, Robin Wagner, commenting on what happened, said that "Lukashenka's cruelty is endless and inhumane."

"It's sad and painful: Igor Losik, a political prisoner in Belarus, tried to commit suicide for the second time.

Ihar's wife Daria was also imprisoned.

Both should be released immediately.

Their little daughter needs them," the parliamentarian wrote.

"Deeply sad news from Belarus.

The inhumane treatment in the regime's prison led Igor Losik to attempt suicide.

The regime is destroying the future of Belarus.

Political prisoners must be released immediately," urged Marko Kaplimaa, special representative of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the democratic forces of Belarus.

"Terrible news.

Political prisoner Ihar Losik attempted suicide by cutting his hands and neck.

He was on hunger strike for a long time.

Now he is in the hospital.

Igor was sentenced to 15 years, his wife Daria was also imprisoned.

The inhumanity of the Belarusian regime knows no bounds," said Belarusian democratic leader Svyatlana Tsikhanovskaya.

She reminded that March 21 will be 1000 days since Losik's arrest.

On March 20, the human rights center "Viasna" reported that Losik attempted suicide in the colony, and before that, he had been on hunger strike for a long time while in the detention center.

Criminal prosecution of Igor and Daria Losikov

Criminal proceedings were instituted against the administrator of the "RB Brain" community and the freelance consultant of Radio Svaboda Ihar Losik according to Part 1 of Art.

342 of the Criminal Code ("preparation for violation of public order") and Part 2 of Art.

293 ("preparation for participation in mass riots").

Losik was detained on June 25, 2020 after a house search in Baranavichy.

At that time, 167,000 people were subscribed to his Telegram channel "RB Brain".

Ihar Losik actively covered the events of the presidential elections of Belarus.

Human rights activists recognized him as a political prisoner.

On December 15, after the second indictment, Ihar Losik announced a protest hunger strike and held it until January 25.

On March 11, 2021, Losik was charged with a new charge.

As a sign of protest, Igor injured his wrist in front of the lawyer and the investigator, and also announced a dry hunger strike.

For this, Losik was placed in the cell of Zhodzin remand prison.

He stayed there for five days, four of which he was on a dry hunger strike.

On December 14, 2021, in the pre-trial detention center-3 building in Gomli, judge

Mikalai Dolya

sentenced 6 defendants:

  • Ihar Losik

    was sentenced to 15 years in prison,

  • Artem Sakav

    - 16 years old,

  • Mykola Statkevich

    - 14 years old,

  • Dmitriy Popov

    - 16 years old,

  • Serhiy Tsikhanovsky

    - 18 years old,

  • Vladimir Tsyganovich

    - 15 years of imprisonment.


, the wife of Igor Losik,

was sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment in a general regime colony (according to Art. 361-4 of the Criminal Code) for an interview about her husband, in which, according to the indictment, she "positioned herself as the wife of a political prisoner."

Daria Losik was sentenced on January 19, 2023 by the judge of the Brest Regional Court

Mikalai Grigarovich.