“Our voices are hers”—Viasna human rights defenders read Marfa Rabkova's last word in court Video
On September 6, the coordinator of the Viasna volunteer service Marfa Rabkova was sentenced to 15 years in jail. This is the longest term passed to a human rights defender or a woman in Belarus. The public has not heard Marfa’s last word in court because it was held behind closed doors. Her fellow human rights defenders from Viasna have not been there to support her because they were expelled from their own country. Viasna members asked Malanka Media to make Marfa's last word heard around the world.