Solidarity in Belarus, Sweden and Belgium

February 19, two months after the violent dispersal of a peaceful demonstration in Minsk against election fraud in Belarus and abroad will be the action of solidarity with political prisoners.

Activists created the Belarusian Christian Democracy Party call on February 19 to join a common prayer for political prisoners. Prayer stocks are also in the Red Church in Minsk on January 19. The initiative, called "Do not forget" calls to bring candles and portraits of political prisoners, invite your friends and acquaintances. Deputy chairman of the "Young Front" Nikolai Demidenko said that solidarity action will take place at 19 pm at the Red Church.

Nikolai Demidenko

"19th of each month as a sign of solidarity with political prisoners who were in jail just for a peaceful demonstration on December 19 was traditionally held a prayer. Prayer is about the Red Church. January 19, we tried to gather near the KGB, many people were delayed and I including. Yet prayer was held at the Red Church. Therefore, we believe it is now appropriate to gather for such prayers. "

In the center of Stockholm union "Belarusians Sweden" holds a rally of solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners. Olga Klaskouski said her members will distribute special reference to the Swedish authorities, as well as postcards and addresses of relatives of political prisoners.

Olga Klaskouski (left) picketing the Belarusian embassy in Sweden.

"As time is two months since the tragic events in Minsk. We believe it is very important now, and it must the number one requirement to the release of all political prisoners. We propose to take recourse to the Swedish authorities. Among other things, the Swedes will be handed out special sample letters demanding the release of political prisoners. Letters should be sent to the administration Lukashenko. And also the Belarusian diaspora announced quite a large scale action, which is called "Write a letter to relatives of political prisoners." We call on all organizations, all concerned citizens to join the action and simply wrote cards and words of support to the relatives of political prisoners. We believe that it is very important in terms of solidarity with the families of the repressed. "

In Belgium to host the meeting of Belarusian political refugees and the presentation of the office of the Belarusian political emigration, which is officially registered in Belgium. This is "Radio Liberty" reported from Brussels political refugee Igor Lazarchuk. He said that representatives of the Office will seek a hearing on Belarus in the Belgian Senate.

"Two months have passed since the brutal crackdown on the square in Minsk. There will be a presentation on which different people will come, representatives of public organizations of Belgium. "

Last year on December 19 in Minsk on Independence Square was brutally dispersed a protest against election fraud. About 700 of its members were arrested, many were beaten, left for days of arrest. After the action, a criminal case on the riots. The charges brought against it by 42 citizens, including 5 former presidential candidate — Ales Mikhalevich, Vladimir Nyaklyaeu, Vital Rymasheuski, Andrei Sannikov, Nikolai Statkevich. 32 defendants in custody, 2 — under house arrest and under guard, 8 are under house arrest. Another 12 have the status of suspects, of which 2 are outside the country. The first trial in the case was held on December 19 in Minsk on February 17. Participant shares Basil Parfiankou sentenced four years in colony.


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