Hunger-strike in support of Mikalai Autukhovich becomes international

2009 2009-05-06T19:43:05+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/galadouka_salidarnasci.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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7 more public activists have joined the indefinite hunger strike of solidarity with Mikalai Autukhovich, Yury Liavonau and Uladzimir Asipenka.

As the news agency BelaPAN was told by one of the protesters, the former political prisoner Andrei Kim, Maryiana Hruzdzilovich joined the hunger strike. She is to continue the hunger strike at home. Besides, members of the Young Front Iryna Hubskaya and Hleb Snorkin have joined the protest, and they are to stay in the headquarters of the Belarusian Popular Front party with the main group of the participants of the rally of solidarity.

Siarhei Antoshankau, Irah Kisialyou who lives in France and Aleh Alkaeu in Germany have joined the hunger strike as well. They are to hold the hunger strike in the places where they live. Besides, a member of the Belarusian Christian Democracy party Zmitser Butsenka joined the hunger strike.

At the moment 20 persons participate in the hunger strike of solidarity in different forms.

‘We are in a good humor. The night passed well,’ Andrei Kim said. He holds the hunger strike in the headquarters of the Belarusian Popular Front party. ‘The atmosphere is very friendly here, we all pray here and discuss different problems and talk about our affairs. I think it is more difficult for those who are on hunger strike at home without the support we feel here.’

Another protester, a member of the Young Front Mikalai Dzemidzenka noted, that people who are on hunger strike in the Belarusian Popular Front party headquarters, are visited regularly. ‘Every day journalists and people who know about the hunger strike come and bring water. Visitors of the headquarters come to us too. Every day we are visited by one of the initiators of the Belarusian Christian Democracy party Pavel Seviarynets. We never have a dull moment,’ M. Dzemidzenka said.

As said by the protesters, they feel well, and they have no health complaints so far.

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