Birthday greetings for Ales Bialiatski from colleagues and friends
We would like to thank all those who have joined Ales Bialiatski’s birthday week. Viasna keeps receiving cordial letters and photos with birthday greetings for Ales: from partners, colleagues, friends and other people who are concerned about the fate of the imprisoned human rights defender.
Tatyana Kazak, Latvia:
“Dear Ales! I learned the other day that you are about to mark your 50th birthday! I am sending you my heartiest greetings! A wish you God’s help for the next 50 years in all your doings, both private and public! Long live Belarus!”
Valentin Gefter, director of the Russian Human Rights Institute:
“Dear friend and colleague! However hard you could feel in prison under the pressure of various foes, both in uniform and without it, may our love and memory of your by far not lost labor of the recent years be a little hope for your soon release.
And may you, having saved your health and strength for civil service, be able to do other favorite things at large, feel all the happiness of being and support from your loves ones, and from us, your associates.
I wish you courage and tolerance, which is what you certainly do not lack.
See you soon, Ales!”
Ales Dashchynski, journalist: “We, together with Father Yakab, join the birthday week of Ales Bialiatski.”
Andrei Bastunets, deputy chairman of the Belarusian Association of Journalists.