MEP Marek Migalski writes to Belarus’ MFA to request meeting with political prisoners

2013 2013-01-24T20:44:23+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
European MP Marek Migalski

European MP Marek Migalski

Member of the European Parliament Marek Migalski, who initiated a campaign of solidarity with two Belarusian political prisoners – leader of the “Young Front” Zmitser Dashkevich and former presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich – has addressed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs asking for an opportunity to meet with them in prison.
 Marek Migalski stresses that he is deputy member of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Belarus, and is very interested in the situation of political prisoners. He is particularly concerned about the fate of Mikalai Statkevich and Zmitser Dashkevich, because the media have repeatedly informed that the opposition figures are harassed by the prison administrations and subjected to pressure, isolated from the outside world and kept in harsh conditions.
Mr. Migalski says he wants to meet with the prisoners of conscience, see the conditions of their imprisonment, as well as to look at their physical and mental health.