Action of solidarity with political prisoners in Baranavičy
On August 4, the International Day of Solidarity with civil society of Belarus, Baranavičy human rights defenders and social activists, held an information campaign to inform about the presence of political prisoners in Belarus: Ihar Alinevich, Mikalai Dziadok, Artsiom Prakapenka, Yury Rubtsou, Mikalai Statkevich and Yauhen Vaskovich, - and demand their release.
“Nowadays that authorities not only prohibit us to legally express solidarity with political prisoners, but even deny the very fact of their existence. The local authorities have prohibited us to hold pickets in support of political prisoners in Baranavičy on August 4 for three years already. That's why we decided to walk along the streets and inform the people that Belarus is a country where people are held in jail for their political convictions. At the same time, we wanted to remind people the surnames of the political prisoners, especially about Yury Rubtsou, who is currently held in remand prison No. 6 in Baranavičy,” stated social activist Mikalai Valynets.