The organizing committee of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Narodnaya Gromada) at its meeting on May 31 issued a strong protest against the "judicial killing of the leader of the Social Democrats, Nikolai Statkevich and other political prisoners."
"The sentences handed down former candidate the presidency and the events of December 19 participants are outside the legal framework. It's fear and revenge aganizuyuchay power, "- said in a resolution of the organizing committee.
As the international secretary of the organizing committee, the head of election headquarters Statkievich Sergei Martselev, the participants jointly defined the purpose of the party leader and the release of all political prisoners as a priority.
Except presidential candidate, Two more Social Democrats had long been in remand Belarusian security services continued their prosecution.
It was also emphasized that the organizational unity of the party bore fruit during the election campaign, when activists collected more than 200,000 signatures in support of the two candidates — Statkevich and Uss. The company revealed the role Statkievich as politics on a national scale. Statkievich campaign rhetoric about "the future economic collapse" and "crisis of moral authority," according to those present, received full confirmation.
The participants of the meeting adopted a separate appeal to the international social democratic movement, the Socialist International and the European Union:
"Your principal position and solidarity is an important factor in the final release of political prisoners and stop political repression" — according to the Social Democrats.