Belarusian Christian Democracy calls to hold a "Wave of Solidarity" with political prisoners

2013 2013-02-12T20:53:07+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

The Belarusian Hhristian Democracy holds a "Wave of Solidarity" with prisoners of consciousness. Various actions will be held on a daily basis in 35 towns and cities of Belarus on 12 February – 24 March.

According to one of the BCD leaders Vital Rymasheuski, the aim of the marathon is to draw the public attention to the issue of political prisoners:

"We call on all concerned people to join the action. Political parties can hold political events, NGOs can hold actions in their own format, we call on the Christian churches of all denominations to serve masses, urge common people to make flash-mobs, any actions they can. The main result is every new person who'll send a letter of support to a political prisoner, sign for his release through Internet or in person, who will join the "Wave of Solidarity".

According to the Belarusian human rights defenders, 11 people continue to be kept in the Belarusian prisons for political reasons, including the former presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich, the head of the Human Rigths Center "Viasna" Ales Bialiatski, the Vaukavusk entrepreneur and civil activist Mikalai Autukhovich and so on.