Congratulations to Ales Bialiatski at Nezalezhnists Square in Kyiv

2012 2012-09-26T17:25:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The collection of signatures in support of the Belarusian human rights defender Ales Bialiatski who turned 50 years on 25 September continued in the center of Kyiv.

Representatives of civil organizations proposed passers-by to sign postcards which would be sent to the prison where Bialiatski was kept.

“International human rights organizations recognized Bialiatski as a prisoner of conscience and have been demanding his release from the Belarusian authories for a long time, being convinced that his prosecution has solely political motivation,” stated to RFE/RL one of the action participants, Bohdan Ovcharuk, a representative of “Amnesty International”.

It's worth noting that similar actions were also held in other cities of the Ukraine, as well as in Paris, Berlin, Moscow and Warsaw.

Source: RFE/RL

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