The action of solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners in Stockholm

In the Swedish capital hosted the event in support of the Belarusian opposition — in the events on December 19, which is now awaiting sentence in pre-trial detention or under house arrest.

Among the organizers of today's event — on the initiative of human rights activists Östgruppens.

As the head of the organization Martin Corner, "The brutal massacre of the Belarusian authorities with civilian demonstrators on December 19 became the impetus for further repression. There are reports on the use of police and security forces, torture of detainees under investigation do not allow to meet relatives and lawyers. For NGOs and independent media are used threats and intimidation. "

According to Martin's Corners, arrested protesters accused of fomenting "riots"For those who could face up to 15 years in prison. Among the prisoners in jail, there are Presidential candidates.

Martin Angle urged the international community to take a clear position on the situation in Belarus, stressing that "this support Belarusian democratic movement is extremely important, especially for the victims and their families."

Photos — Jon Fridholm,



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