Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sent a letter drawn up by relatives of defendants in the criminal case on the riots in Minsk on December 19 2010.
As BelaPAN counselor of the Russian Embassy in Belarus Vadim Gusev, letter was sent on March 15 during Putin's visit to Minsk.
March 14 members of the initiative "Liberation" handed over to the Russian embassy letter to Putin, which urged him to "take concrete steps to contribute to the release of Belarusian prisoners of conscience."
"Today whole world, in including and Russia, have condemned the political tyranny and lawlessness, which is done by the Belarusian authorities, — the statement says the members of the initiative to Putin. — March 15 Do you intend to visit Minsk. As part of this visit is not excluded Your meeting with Alexander Lukashenko. As the political leader of a great country, we urge you to take concrete steps to contribute to the release of Belarusian prisoners of conscience. Today, not only we, their exhausted relatives, but also whole world with the hope of looking at you as a person who can stop the violence inflicted Lukashenko of political opponents and force it to respect basic human rights. "
How to find relatives of the prisoners of politicians, Putin can intervene in order to "save lives and to confirm that Russia — it really is a friendly state, which can not remain on the sidelines when tyranny reigns in Belarus and lawlessness."
Civil Initiative "Liberation" was created at the end of last year, relatives of defendants in the criminal case on the riots on December 19.