Public statement by Iryna Krasouskaya and Sviatlana Zavadskaya concerning death of Aleh Biabenin

2010 2010-09-08T19:32:39+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The widows of abducted oppositionists made a statement concerning the death of Aleh Biabenin. Here's its the full text:

WE DO NOT BELIEVE!

We do not believe that Aleh Byabenin is no longer with us.

We do not believe that he could have done that.

We do not believe that he could leave his family, parents, friends.

We do not believe that he left the task he concerned himself with for several years, without bringing it to fruition.

He was with us always – from the beginning of the tragedy which happened to us: the disappearance of Yury Zakharanka, Viktar Hanchar, Anatol Krasouski, Zmitser Zavadski. He was with us at demonstrations, rallies, press-conferences, meetings, trials. He stood close when we were tired of despair and pain, were sitting in a circle of friends and spoke about the affairs which are far from politics: children, family, love, art.

He helped us to survive, to become stronger, to fight for the truth. We have done a lot together, but we still haven't finished what we have started. We know that the truth will be revealed, and the justice will be administered when the current regime falls.

Aleh is no longer with us – and now it’s our turn to fight for the truth about his death.

We do not believe that this case would be investigated under the current regime, as it happens to the cases of disappearances of politicians and public leaders, as the death of Henadz Karpenka. But we believe that Belarus will become free and the names of its heroes will be written in its history.

Forgive us, Aleh, that we have not managed to protect you from harm.

Iryna Krasouskaya and Sviatlana Zavadskaya,

Founders of We Remember initiative

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