Lali Kandelaki and Atsiko Mikadze, the mothers of the Kkhmara activists arrested in Belarus, demand the Belarusian authorities give their children back.

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The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Lali Kandelaki, the mother of Georgi Kandelaki, an activist of the Georgian organization Kkhmara, told Radio Liberty that she still does not have any information about why her son was detained, the earlier decision of the Belarusian authorities to deport him and also about his state of health. She even does not know whether he gets something to eat, or whether he has been beaten in prison.
The Belarusian law enforcement agencies did not allow her son to phone home even once. Lali Kandelaki is very anxious and cannot conceal her emotions: "That he was detained by police in Belarus I feel so terrified, I think he may be beaten there, or poisoned, because of all of this I may go crazy", says the woman.
The situation in the Tsuladze family is just as tense. The mothers of the Georgian citizens arrested in Minsk said that their sons have never before been to Belarus and they do not believe that their sons could have committed some crime there: they are young well-bred people.