International HR groups demand release of EHU students and teachers

2010 2010-12-23T16:46:54+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Numerous human rights organizations, including the Human Rights House Foundation (Norway), the Belarusian Human Rights House in exile (Lithuania), Civil Belarus (Czech Republic), Belarus Watch (Lithuania) address Belarusian President Lukashenka with a letter, condemning the brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters, detentions and battery of journalists, human rights defenders and opposition candidates during the 19 December post-election rally in Minsk.

The human rights defenders express their deep concern over the detention of a number of students and teachers of the Vilnius-based European Humanities University.

They call upon the Belarusian authorities to promptly release all the EHU students and teachers, detained by Belarusian law-enforcement agencies, to provide access to professional medical aid and to secure free use of political and civil rights by the citizens of Belarus.