Gagged statues in Minsk – we all deprived of voice

2010 2010-03-19T15:36:27+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

European Belarus activists held an action in Minsk against an attack on independent journalists.

The young people protesting against pressure on independent journalists gagged statues and hung posters “Telling Truth is Forbidden in Belarus”, “No to Pressure on Independent Press!”, “I don’t Want Independent Websites to be Closed”, the website of European Belarus campaign reports.

The Young European Federalists (JEF) are holding an action all over Europe to support freedom of speech in Belarus. They gag statues all over the country to attract public attention to numerous violations of human rights in Belarus.

JEF members urge the European Commission and High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton to take a more active part in the foreign policy. They think it’s time that the suspension of sanctions on Lukashenka and his officials was lifted.