Dozens Belarusian writers demand release of Uladzimir Niakliayeu
A number of famous Belarusian writers and poets released a joint statement, demanding immediate release of presidential candidate Uladzimir Niakliayeu, beaten up and detained on 19 December in Minsk.
“We are extremely indignant at the brutal battery and arrest of our fellow writer, an outstanding poet and the leader of the “Tell the Truth!” civil campaign, former presidential candidate Uladzimir Niakliayeu. It is his life which is at stake now! Uladzimir Niakliyeu should be not in prison, but in hospital, to receive professional treatment by doctors. We demand to promptly provide Uladzimir Niakliayeu with the necessary medical aid and to release him from prison.”