Homel human rights defender holds action of solidarity with Ales Bialiatski (photos)

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The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 4 August Homel human rights activist Anatol Paplauny held an action of solidarity with Ales Bialiatski. He distributed several hundred of postcards with information about the well-known human rights activist, political prisoner who had been arrested by the Belarusian authorities on 4 August 2011. The postcards were distributed in the “Ukrainski” market and at bus stops in the city center, starting from Homel State University (where Ales Bialiatski studied and began to engage in social activities).

Passers-by paid interest to the cards, ask questions, as many people still not know that the Belarusian human rights activist is kept in prison for his activities. There were also those who refused to pick up the postcards on hearing the words "political prisoner".

"This day, 4 August, is a landmark for us, human rights defenders. On this day, our leader was thrown in jail for his human rights activities. But Ales Bialiatski doesn't surrender even there: he continues to work, preparing a book, writes a lot. I am sure that God and truth are on his side, and we'll wait for him at liberty.”