Alexander Taraikovsky

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Alexander Taraikovsky
BornMarch 26, 1986
DiedAugust 10, 2020 (aged 34)
NationalityBelarus Belarusian
Occupationentrepreneur, locksmith, taxi driver
Spouse(s)Elena German[1]
Childrendaughter[1]

Alexander Taraikovsky (Belarusian: Аляксандр Валер’евіч Тарайкоўскі, Russian: Александр Валерьевич Тарайковский) (26 March 1986 – 10 August 2020) was a participant in protests against the false numbers of the 2020 Belarusian presidential election.[2][3][4]

He was shot by the police on the evening of August 10, 2020, near Pushkinskaya metro station in Minsk[1][5][6] (after that it was said by the chief of GUBOPiK (a special police unit in Belarus) Nikolai Karpenkov[7]). On February 2, 2021, TUT.BY got the results of the audio test of the record made by BYPOL.[8] Talks on the killing of Alexander Taraikovsky and more are on the record.[8] The expert test made it clear that the Nikolai Karpenkov's voice is on the record and there are no signs of changes made to it.[8]

He was buried at Western cemetery in Minsk on August 15, 2020.[9][10][11] The death of Taraikovsky caused more protests.[12][13][14][15]

On December 21, 2020, the representative of the public initiative "Belarusian People's Tribunal" Igor Makar published the materials of the preliminary investigation. They claim that Aleksandr Taraikovsky was deliberately and cynically killed by an employee of the Special Anti-Terrorist Unit "Almaz" Korovin Nikita Yuryevich(born in 1993), with the complicity of other unidentified employees of this spesial forces unit.[16]

Reaction[change | change source]

Rally in memory of Alexander Taraikovsky, Pushkinskaya metro station, Minsk, on 15 August 2020

On September 17, 2020, European Parliament spoke on the situation in Belarus. It printed a decision, supported by a very big number of people in the parliament, calling for an "independent and effective investigation" into the death of Alexander Taraikovsky related to the protests.[17]

On November 19, 2020, Jim Gilmore, United States Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, spoke on a three-month end of the investigation into the death of Alexander Taraikovsky. He said that it is another sign of “the impunity with which Belarusian security forces pursue their violent crackdown on peaceful protesters.”[18]

On November 26, 2020, European Parliament spoke on the situation in Belarus.[19][20] It printed a decision, supported by a very big number of people in the parliament, calling for a "prompt, thorough, impartial and independent investigation into the death of Alexander Taraikovsky."[21]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Опровергает версию МВД. AP опубликовало кадр из видео с гибелью Александра Тарайковского на «Пушкинской»". TUT.BY (in Russian). 2020-08-15. Archived from the original on 2020-10-01. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  2. "'Shot right in the chest': partner denies Belarus protester died from own bomb". The Guardian. Associated Press. 16 August 2020. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  3. Karmanau, Yuras (15 August 2020). "Partner of dead Belarus protester believes police shot him". ABC News. Associated Press. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  4. Борисевич, Катерина (2020-11-10). "«Сломаны ребра, грудина, но причина смерти — проблемы с сердцем». Что СК ответил семьям погибших на протестах" (in Russian). TUT.BY. Archived from the original on 2020-11-14. Retrieved 2020-11-14.
  5. admin (August 16, 2020). "Protests in Belarus: Alexander Taraikovsky's partner says new footage shows he was shot and killed by police". FR 24 News. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  6. "Опубликовано видео, как в Минске погиб Александр Тарайковский. У него ничего не было в руках — МВД утверждало, что он бросал бомбу". Meduza. Retrieved 15 August 2020.
  7. "«Сказано сделать лагерь для отселения особо острокопытных». BYPOL опубликовал запись голоса, похожего на Карпенкова" (in Russian). TUT.BY. 2021-01-15. Archived from the original on 2021-01-15. Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Кто говорил про «лагерь для острокопытных» на слитой аудиозаписи? Мы получили результаты экспертизы" (in Russian). TUT.BY. 2021-02-02. Archived from the original on 2021-02-02. Retrieved 2021-02-02.
  9. У Менску разьвіталіся з загінулым падчас пратэстаў Аляксандрам Тарайкоўскім, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 15-08-2020
  10. Адар'я Гуштын (2020-08-15). "В Минске попрощались с погибшим на протестах на «Пушкинской» Александром Тарайковским" (in Russian). TUT.BY. Archived from the original on 2020-08-15. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  11. Алеся Добыш (2020-08-15). "«Он всегда был за правду». В Минске прощаются с Александром Тарайковским, который погиб на акции протеста" (in Russian). Komsomolskaya Pravda. Archived from the original on 2020-10-01. Retrieved 2020-10-01. Unknown parameter |subtitle= ignored (help)
  12. "People of Minsk bid farewell to protester killed in Belarus unrest". Euronews. 15 August 2020. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  13. "«Уголовка» и ущерб на 10 тысяч рублей. Минчанку задержали за надпись «Не забудем» на «Пушкинской»". TUT.BY (in Russian). 2020-09-18. Archived from the original on 2020-09-24. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  14. "Беларусь после выборов. День пятый" (in Russian). MediaZona. 2020-08-13. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  15. "Более ста тысяч человек у Дворца независимости и жесткие задержания. Что происходило в Беларуси 6 сентября" (in Russian). TUT.BY. 2020-09-06. Archived from the original on 2020-09-06. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  16. "Belarusian People's Tribunal". The Taraikovsky case. Report on the results of the preliminary investigation.
  17. "Европарламент принял резолюцию по Беларуси и вмешательству России" (in Russian). Radio France Internationale. 2020-09-17. Archived from the original on 2020-10-28. Retrieved 2021-02-17.
  18. "On Human Rights Violations in Belarus". United States Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. 2020-11-19. Archived from the original on 2020-11-26. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  19. Ужывую / Европарламент — Ситуация в Беларуси. Нарушения прав человека — убийство Романа Бондаренко. 26.11.2020 at YouTube // in time Ukraine. 26 ноября 2020.
  20. Усиление санкций, отмена ЧМ по хоккею и «внутренний терроризм». Евродепутаты эмоционально обсудили ситуацию в Беларуси // TUT.BY, 26.11.2020
  21. "Санкции, международное расследование преступлений. Европарламент принял новую резолюцию по Беларуси" (in Russian). TUT.BY. 2020-11-26. Archived from the original on 2020-11-26. Retrieved 2020-11-26.