Siarhei Navumchyk

Siarhei Iosifavich Navumchyk (Belarusian: Сярге́й Іосіфавіч Наву́мчык; Russian: Серге́й Ио́сифович Нау́мчик, born January 15, 1961) is a Belarusian journalist and politician.

Siarhei Navumchyk
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Vice President of the Rada of the Belarusian Democratic Republic in exile
Assumed office
PresidentIvonka Survilla
Member of the Supreme Soviet of Belarus
In office
Personal details
Сяргей Навумчык

(1961-01-15) January 15, 1961 (age 60)
Pastavy, Byelorussian SSR, USSR
Political partyBelarusian Popular Front (in the 1990s)
ResidencePrague, Czech Republic
Alma materBelarusian State University

Navumchyk was born in Pastavy into a family of a Soviet state serviceman. In 1984 he graduated from the journalism faculty of the Belarusian State University in Minsk.

Navumchyk was member of the parliament of Belarus in 1990 - 1995 and one of the key members of the fraction of the Belarusian Popular Front.[1]

On April 12, 1995 Navumchyk, along with other members of the parliamentary opposition, held a hunger strike and sitting protest against the controversial referendum initiated by president Alexander Lukashenko.[1]

On March 26, 1996 Navumchyk fled from Belarus together with BPF party leader Zianon Pazniak.[1] According to unverified information, the government of Alexander Lukashenko has ordered an arrest of Pazniak and Navumchyk,[2] who both were prominent opposition figures. Siarhei Navumchyk subsequently got political asylum in the United States and currently works for the Belarusian edition of Radio Liberty.

Since 1997, Siarhei Navumchyk is vice president of the Council of the Belarusian Democratic Republic in exile.


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  2. ^ Свабода, 12 мая 1996 г.

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