Belarusian political prisoners are in the focus of attention at the book fair in Gothenburg
the book fair in Gothenburg the human rights organization Östgruppen
organized a seminar "Political prisoners in the center of
Europe". During the seminar, the floor was taken by the
Östgruppen chairman Martin Uggla and photographer and journalist
Maria Sodeberg, who talked about Ales Bialiatski and Mikalai
Martin Uggla urged politicians in Sweden and the European Union to act more consistently and fundamentally against the Belarusian regime.
“It is important, of course, to demand the release of political prisoners, but this is not enough. The EU should also require changes at the system level. Free and fair political elections should be held. Freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom of association should be respected. Otherwise, it is impossible to speak of any democratic progress in Belarus,” noted Mr. Uggla.