Amnesty International Starts Action in Support of Zmitser Dashkevich

2007 2007-04-06T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”


Amnesty International has started a new international campaign in support of the Belarusian political prisoner Zmitser Dashkevich. In spring 2007 activists and members of AI will send some thousand origami cranes to the Belarusian Minister of Internal Affairs Uladzimir Navumau to demand the release of the detained youth activist. ˜A legend says that if you fold 1 000 origami crane birds, your wish will be granted. Our wish today is for Belarus to restore freedom of expression and proceed with the immediate and unconditional release of all those who are detained for the legitimate and peaceful expression of their views. We are appealing in particular for the release of youth opposition leader Zmitser Dashkevich,’ the statement of the human rights organization reads.

Information about the case of Zmitser Dashkevich and advices how to make an origami crane you can find on Amnesty International site in 5 different languages. Furthermore you can watch a videoclip about the AI Hitchhiking Action Can I get a right? in the run-up to the 2006.

As we have informed, Zmitser Dashkevich was sentenced to 1.5 years of imprisonment for ˜actions of behalf of an unregistered organization’ and serves the sentence in Shklou colony.