Belarusian Christian Democracy applies to the prosecutor's office on priest Lazar's case

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Priest Uladzislau Lazar

Priest Uladzislau Lazar

The co-chairman of the organizing committee of the party "Belarusian Christian Democracy" Vital Rymashevski and its executive secretary Dzianis Sadouski filed to the Office of the Prosecutor General a collective appeal in the case of the Catholic priest of the parish of the Holy Spirit in Barysau, Uladzislau Lazar.

The appeal notes that the
priest has been kept in the KGB remand prison for more than two months already.

“We
see a general increase of the pressurization of the Christian community in Belarus on the examples of the Protestant and the Catholic denominations. We filed another appeal with the demand to be provided with a detailed information about the priest's whereabouts and the reasons for his keeping in this place. Referring to the legislation we propose to the prosecutor's office to consider the question on releasing priest Lazar on bail or a written non-leave undertaking,” commented Mr. Sadouski.

"This case has got a wide resonance in the Belarusian society, it
doesn't disappear from the pages of the media, more than a thousand people subscribed the petition for the release of Uladzislau Lazar during the first week. However, despite the considerable attention and efforts of the Belarusian society to find out what is the priest accused in, why he was detained and which penalty he may face, the KGB continues keeping silent, refraining from any comments," says the document.

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