Homel residents join "Week of Political Prisoners"
An action in support of
political prisoners is held by the public-political center in
Paleskaya Street, 52 in Homel and was organized by the Homel human
rights defenders from "Viasna" and "Salidarnasts".
All interested people can come there and write postcards for the
Belarusian political prisoners.
It's worth mentioning that Homel human rights defenders regularly hold similar actions aimed at giving moral support to political prisoners.
On 14 March lawyer Leanid Sudalenka received a postcard from Babruisk from political prisoner Ales Bialiatski. The prisoner sincerely thanked for their support, and congratulated them with the Freedom Day: "Hello Leanid, greetings from Babruisk! Thanks for the card. I feel quite alright. I work, read newspapers and write letters. So the days and pass, there's no time to grieve. Congratulations on Freedom Day! Freedom is what all of us lack nowadays. Pass my greetings to friends."
On 11 April a similar postcard was receive by human rights defender Anatol Paplauny. Mr. Bialiatski thanked Homel residents for their support and expressed his hope to see you soon, "Hello Anatol, I have received a joint letter with warm words from different people, thank you all. I have no special news. At present I have one-year work experience at the penitentiary, though I should confess that I like mental work much more. I read, I write letters and develop myself internall and spiritually, so everything is not so bad. See you! Ales".
Bear in mind that Belarus still has 11 political prisoners: the head of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" Ales Bialiatski, former presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich, the leader of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Pavel Seviarynets, the leader of the "Young Front" Zmitser Dashkevich, an activist of the "Young Front Eduard Lobau, entrepreneur Mikalai Autukhovich, several activists of the anarchist movement (Ihar Alinevich, Mikalai Dziadok, Aliaksandr Frantskevich) and two people convicted for setting fire to the Babruisk KGB Department – Yauhen Vaskovich and Artsiom Prakapenka.