Uladzimir Navumau

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Uladzimir Navumau
Владимир Владимирович Наумов
Minister of Internal Affairs of Belarus
In office
25 September 2000 4 April 2009
Leader Alexander Lukashenko
Preceded by Yuri Sivakov
Succeeded by Anatoly Kuleshov
Head of the Presidential Security Service of Belarus
In office
20 January 1999 25 September 2000
Leader Alexander Lukashenko
Preceded by Vladimir Kuzhanov (acting)
Succeeded by Leonid Yerin
Personal details
Vladimir Vladimirovich Naumov

7 February 1956
Smolensk, Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.svg  Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Alma mater School of the Ministry of the Interior of the USSR
Profession Police
Military service
AllegianceFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Years of service1974–76

Uladzimir Navumau (Belarusian : Уладзімір Навумаў, Russian : Владимир Наумов, Vladimir Naumov, also Uladzimir Naumau; [1] born 7 February 1956 in Smolensk, Russia) is a Belarusian politician accused of human rights violations.


He was Minister of the Internal Affairs of Belarus [2] (2000-2009) and chairman of Belarus Ice Hockey Federation.

Navumau has been accused of violent crackdown of opposition protests following the Belarusian presidential election in 2006 and of being related to the disappearances of opposition leaders in 1999–2000.


Navumau has been working in the Minsk Militsiya since 1976.

Between 1991 and 1999 he was commander of Berkut and Almaz special units (OMON) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus. [3] The OMON participated in the crackdown of protests before and after the controversial 1996 referendum.

Between 1999 and 2000 Navumau was Head of the Presidential Security Service.

From 2000 to 2009 he was Minister of Internal Affairs of Belarus. During his service in this position, the police and OMON forces have dispersed protests related to the controversial presidential election of 2001, referendum of 2004 and presidential election in 2006.

Sanctions and Accusations

Navumau has been included into the sanctions lists of the United States [1] and the European Union.

According to a decision by the European Union, Navumau "failed to take action to investigate the case of the unresolved disappearances of Yuri Zakharenko, Viktor Gonchar, Anatoly Krasovski and Dmitri Zavadski in Belarus in 1999-2000 (...) As a Minister of Interior he was responsible for the repression over peaceful demonstrations until his retirement on 6 April 2009 for health reasons". [4]

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