Ales Bialiatski calls for solidarity with political prisoner Uladzimir Kondrus
Viasna leader Ales Bialiatski has sent a postcard to Uladzimir Kondrus and encourages everyone to express their support for the political prisoner, who is currently held in the Minsk detention facility in Valadarski Street.
“Political prisoner Uladzimir Kondrus is now in prison hospital, as he has serious health problems after a hunger strike. Until recently, for about six weeks nobody knew about his detention, and he had not received any information from outside, had no moral support. Now I call on all concerned people to write at least a few words to Uladzimir Kondrus, to express solidarity with him. Kondrus is in trouble, and it is our moral duty to help him,” Ales Bialiatski said.
Activists of Viasna’s volunteer service have already sent the first postcards of solidarity to Uladzimir Kondrus, and anyone can join the campaign.
Send your postcards and letters at the address:
Pre-trial prison No.1, 2 vulitsa Valadarskaha, Minsk, 220030
The human rights community of Belarus recognized Uladzimir Kondrus a political prisoner.
Uladzimir Kondrus has been in detention since June 14, after the authorities opened an investigation into his possible involvement in the December 2010 post-election riots. Kondrus is charged under Article 293 of the Criminal Code, which was used to convict 49 people after the events of December 19, 2010. Many of them were imprisoned for various terms. After being taken into custody, the prisoner declared a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment, which resulted in serious health problems. Uladzimir’s parents managed to have their son transferred to the prison hospital, which is located on the premises of the jail No. 1.