Amnesty International condemned the beating on Freedom day

"Amnesty International" condemned, as it is said in a statement, "excessive use of force" against participants in a peaceful demonstration on March 25 2008 in honor of the 90th anniversary of the Belarusian People’s Republic of. According to eyewitnesses — human rights activists and journalists — police beating people with batons and kicking, were arrested more than 100 people, 76 people were convicted. Was beaten and detained journalist "Nasha Niva"Andrei Liankevich beaten two Lithuanian TV journalists.
"Amnesty International" requests immediately release all those who have been imprisoned for the peaceful expression of their views.
"Amnesty International" urged the Belarusian authorities to respect their obligations under international law, including in accordance with Articles 19, 21 and 22 of the International Covenant on civilians and Political Rights, which guarantees the right to freedom of expression, beliefs, assembly and association. "Amnesty International" calls on the official Minsk immediately end the interference, pressure and intimidation against activists civilian society, involved in the protection Human Rights.

Tags: beating, detention, International, Amnesty, day, freedom

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