"Germany, together with its partners in the European Union and the world is on the side of those who are fighting for democracy and freedom. The federal government requires the immediate release of all political prisoners, a review of all politically motivated sentences and stop repressions against the opposition and the media ", — said the Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany Werner Hoyer.
According to the information I have received BelaPAN German Embassy in Belarus, the statement was due to the imposition of sentence on May 26 by the former Presidential Candidates Nikolai Statkevich and Dmitri Usu. Mr. Werner Hoyer called their convictions "clearly excessive" and said that they "are contrary to the principles of the rule of law."
May 26 Leninsky Court of Minsk admitted Statkevich and Dmitri Uss guilty of organizing riots and sentenced to six years in prison and 5.5, respectively. Embassy representative was present at most of the meetings in the Leninsky court.
Verdict Statkevich and Uss also condemned the U.S. President, the British government, the leadership of the European Union.