Baranavichy: public activists hold a cleanup near the cross in the memory of victims of Stalin's repressions

2013 2013-11-05T15:38:17+0300 2013-11-05T15:38:17+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Following their tradition, representatives of the Baranavichy NGOs organizations and political parties held the cleanup on 2 November 2013, the “Dziady” (“Forefathers Eve”) holiday in the park near the Cross in the memory of victims of Stalinist repressions of 1939-1953, at the intersection of Pirahou and Slalenskaya Streets. Earlier, there was the prison “Kryvoye Kola” (“Crooked Wheel”), where many people were killed, and in 1992 civil society activists set the memorial cross in its place.

In the evening of 2 November 2013 public activists cleaned the area from debris, laid flowers and lit candles. Then read out the names of those who died for freedom and Belarus and prayed for the victims of the repressions.