Amnesty International calls on the official Minsk to release political prisoners

Six months after the elections in Belarus and the arrest of hundreds of participants in the post-election protests, "Amnesty International" continues to call for the release of all prisoners of conscience, detained and convicted for the peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of assembly and expression.

In his Friday statement, Human Rights Watch reiterated its call on the Belarusian authorities to respect the rights of all detainees and conduct an immediate, thorough and impartial investigation into allegations of violations Human Rights, including allegations of torture and ill-treatment of prisoners in custody.

"The last six months have seen an unprecedented deterioration in the human rights Belarus — said in a statement, "Amnesty International." — Key opposition figures were arrested, subjected to ill-treatment and were convicted during unfair trials. Critical to the authorities of non-governmental organizations, activists Civil Society and journalists zvedvali persecution. "

In a statement, human rights activists said that at today "Amnesty International" has established 13 prisoners of conscience in Belarus. The organization admits that their number will grow as you learn about each case associated with the conclusion of the opponents of Lukashenko's regime. "Amnesty International" recalls that among the Belarusian prisoners of conscience — the former presidential candidates, well-known opposition leaders and independent journalists. The organization calls for their immediate and unconditional release.

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