Aliaksandr Kazulin’s Case Submitted to PACE
On 13 November in the framework of the international campaign of solidarity with the political prisoner Aliaksandr Kazulin an address to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe was sent. As said by the former lawyer of the convicted politician, Ihar Rynkevich, the document had been prepared by the public commission ‘Free Kazulin!’
Representatives of the public commission have called upon the PACE deputies ‘to facilitate holding an international legal evaluation of Kazulin’s legal prosecution, and issue PACE Resolution condemning politically motivated repressions against Belarusian citizens, with a demand to release Kazulin and other Belarusian political prisoners’.
‘For our part, we have expressed willingness to provide the PACE with necessary documents and other materials confirming that Kazulin’s criminal prosecution is politically motivated and illegal. We are convinced that the release of political prisoners, termination of repressions against democratic activists will become real steps demonstrating a striving of the Belarusian regime for a true dialogue with Europe.’