News for 23 Jun 2014
23.06.2014 Ales Bialiatski: Belarus should be a country without political prisoners
“Being a prisoner for the sake of a democratic, independent Belarus is normal,” said Ales Bialiatski during a press conference held today in the Minsk office of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”. He then crossed out his name on a T-shirt bearing the names of the remaining seven political prisoners.
23.06.2014 EU welcomes Ales Bialiatski's release
"We welcome the release of Belarusian human rights defender Ales Bialiatski. After almost three years of imprisonment on politically motivated grounds, he can now finally rejoin his family and friends," says a statement by the Spokesperson of the European Union's External Action Service released on June 21 after the release of Belarusian human rights defender Ales Bialiatski.