Amnesty International: Free LGBT+ activist Victoria Biran
On 26 September human rights activist Victoria Biran was detained on her way to the Women’s March in Minsk. Two days later she was sentenced to 15 days of administrative detention which she is serving at the infamous detention centre on Akrestina street which has become synonymous with torture. In numerous similar cases the detention has been extended. As an LGBT+ activist, Victoria Biran is at heightened risk of ill-treatment. She is a prisoner of conscience and must be released immediately and unconditionally.
Amnesty International is calling on the Belarusian authorities to release LGBT+ activist Victoria Biran, who is deprived of her liberty solely for peacefully exercising their human rights, and her case is emblematic of thousands of persons in Belarus detained in recent weeks.