Czechs Government Call Belarusian Authorities to Free Aliaksandr Kazulin

2006 2006-12-15T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”


The Czech government has called on Belarus`s authorities to release the opposition leader Aliaksandr Kazulin from prison and to provide him with immediate health care.

The call came after four major Central European newspapers -- the Czech paper Lidove noviny, Poland`s Gazeta Wyborcza, Lithuania`s Lietuvos Rytas, and Slovakia`s SME -- published an open letter on 13 December urging their respective governments to press for Kazulin`s release.

Kazulin, who was jailed for five and a half years for leading protests against the re-election in March of President Aliaksandr Lukashenka, ended a 53-day hunger strike on 12 December.