European Belarus’ action in support of political prisoners

2008 2008-05-08T19:12:37+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

3 May activists of the civil campaign European Belarus hung out national flags and banners in the Zakhad suburb of Minsk, calling to release political prisoners Aliaksandr Kazulin, Andrei Kim and Siarhei Parsiukevich.

Paval, one of the participants of the action, comments: ‘Struggle for freedom of the country is inseparably connected to struggle for freedom of its every citizen, including those, who are repressed for their political views.

In 1995 strengthening of dictatorship began with cancelling of historical symbols of our country. 14 May is the anniversary of this date. But white-red-white flag has remained a symbol of freedom, symbol of struggle for thousands of the Belarusians. In spite of bans it is unfurled on street actions, hung out in city streets, which encourages our supporters. I believe, we will soon live in a free and democratic country, in European Belarus, where there will be no political prisoners, corrupt officials and journalists, and state white-red-white flag will flutter above Independence Square!’