JACOB GUTMAN, HEAD OF WORLD ASSOCIATION OF BELARUSIAN JEWS, WENT ON HUNGER STRIKE TO PROTEST AGAINST MANIFESTATIONS OF STATE ANTI-SEMITISM IN BELARUS
Jacob Gutman says, he went on hunger strike, because he sees no other way to protest against manifestations of state anti-Semitism.
Let us remind the readers, January 14 Jacob Gutman came to the building of the President’s administration with a poster, urging President Lukashenka "To Stop Demolition of Jewish sanctuaries, cemeteries, and monuments to Holocaust victims in Belarus". The moment Mr. Gutman tried to unfold the poster, he was detained by police and taken to Minsk city police station. The police kept him there for several hours, drew up a report for unauthorized picketing, and took him to court.
The same very day Leninski borough court Judge Alena Tserashkova issued an official warning to Jacob Gutman, head of the World Association of Belarusian Jews.