News for 24 Jul 2020
24.07.2020 Picks of the week
Electoral authorities banish independent journalists from official information center; political prisoner Siarhei Tsikhanouski awarded short prison term in a mock trial; names of persons arrested over July 14 protest revealed
24.07.2020 Solidarity campaign extended: New prisoners’ godparenthood for Statkevich, Seviarynets and Ushak
Within the framework of the solidarity campaign #WeStandBYyou of Libereco, three more MPs have taken over a godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus. Margarete Bause (Bundestag, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), Michael Gahler (European Parliament, CDU) and Viola von Cramon (European Parliament, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) demand their immediate and unconditional release.
24.07.2020 EU urges Belarus to release all arbitrarily detained political activists
An ad hoc meeting of EU and Belarus senior officials took place, today, in Brussels. The discussions focused on the situation in the field of human rights and democracy in the context of the upcoming Presidential elections in Belarus on 9 August.