Picket in Stockholm Marks 5th Anniversary of Disappearance of Political and Public Activists in Belarus

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The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The picket was organized by Belarusians who live in Stockholm to mark the fifth anniversary of the forced disappearance of the politician Viktar Hanchar and his friend Anatol Krasowski. It took place near the building of Swedish Parliament. Among the picket participants there were the deputies of the Parliament Cecilia Vigstrom from Liberal party, Leif Bjornlund from Green party and Urban Alin, member of social democratic party, head of the Parliamentary commission on international affairs.

The action participants held portraits of the missing persons and national white-red-white flags. They also held out fly-sheets with information about the missing persons.

Cecilia Vigstrom, who has been to Belarus for three times already, says Swedish politicians are concerned with the situation in the country.

-- We must pay more attention and give more support to democratic forces in Belarus, -- she said.