Minsk: picket in support of political prisoners held in front of KGB
On August 4, the International Day of Solidarity with civil society in Belarus, Belarusian human rights defenders and civil society activists held a picket in support of political prisoners and in the memory of the missing opponents of the regime: Viktar Hanchar, Anatol Krasouski, Yury Zakharanka and Dzmitry Zavadski.
The picketers were surrounded by KGB cameramen and police elite, holding their action opposite the main KGB office in central Minsk. Though the event was organized by the United Civil Party, it was also attended by representatives of other movements: Viktar Karneyenka, Uladzimir Niakliayeu, Tatsiana Reviaka. The UCP Chair Anatol Liabedzka urged the authorities to release political prisoners through a megaphone.
The picket was vigilantly watched by the city police, its participants were shot on video. Nobody was detained, though.