Famous Russian and Belarusian musicians call on the authorities to release all those detained during a peaceful protest on December 19 in Minsk. It is said in their open letter to the authorities of Belarus.
"December 19, 2010 in Minsk held a peaceful protest. Gather and await the outcome of the election — is a worldwide practice. It is the citizens' right to protest and the right to freedom of assembly," — the statement says.
Musicians condemn the "brutal crackdown, the use of force against civilians and the presidential candidates and their subsequent detention." "The Door, broken provocateurs from the secret services, not worth the broken heads! Police action could lead to the murder of civilians "- Write musicians.
They call on the authorities to release the detainees. "We are proud of the people who stand up for their rights and are not afraid to openly express their views," — the statement says.
This message was signed Sergei Mikhalok and the "Lapis Troubetzkoy" Yuri Shevchuk and the "DDT" Alexander "Chacha" Ivanov, leader of the "Naive" Ivan Alexeev, better known to the public as NOIZE MC, group "Elysium" Dmitry "Sid" Spiryn and the "Cockroaches".
In addition, the Belarusian musician Lavon Wolski called on all well-known creative people to congratulate those who as a result of the shares on December 19 was imprisoned, with Christmas and New Year. "Belarus on the eve of Christmas and New Year many people were in custody. They were arrested for taking part in a protest in Minsk. They have to spend Christmas and New Year behind bars.
It is run over. So let's just paint them gray days "- calls Wolski.
He offered to famous people to choose the person to whom they write and send detainees Christmas cards and greetings. "Let's congratulate our prisoners light, joy and faith in the best" — called Wolski.
The Human Rights Center "Viasna" welcomed the initiative of a rock musician and invited to join the greeting shares all caring people. The site has a list of convicted spring96.org, which is constantly updated.