May 16 is the day of solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners.

2006 2006-05-16T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

This day Viktar Hanchar and Anatol Krasouski disappeared. The organizers call for turning off the lights and burning a candle at 8 PM.

Initiators of holding Days of Solidarity have called upon Belarusian citizens to come to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in and bring candles and portraits of Belarusian abducted and political prisoners and demand to stop support of the Belarusian regime. The Belarusians abroad and all those who are concerned over the fate of Belarus, are also called upon to come to Russian embassies and missions in different cities of the world. Initiators of the Days of Solidarity note that out of all neighbouring countries, only the leadership of Russia had recognized the rigged results of the presidential elections in Belarus, and as before provides support to dictator Lukashenka. However, the initiators of the protest believe, Russia can demand Lukashenka stop repressions against political opponents and the civil society.