Baranavichy: action of solidarity on anniversary of imprisonment of Ales Bialiatski
On 4 August, the anniversary of the imprisonment of
Ales Bialiatski, local human rights defenders and civil activists held an
action of solidarity with political prisoners. They posted and handed out
leaflets with the demand to release the human rights defender Ales Bialiatski,
the head of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, vice-President of the
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH).
“We have taken part in today's action in order to remind the population that the Belarusian authorities have imprisoned a man just for helping other people,” stated civil activist Mikalai Yushkevich.
As we have already written, civil activists Siarhei Housha, Viktar Meziak and Viktar Syrytsa applied to the Baranavichy City Executive Committee for the authorization of a picket in support of Bialiatski and other political prisoners which they intended to hold on 4 August, and received a refusal.