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Belarusian Political Refugees Picket Abroad

2003 2003-11-05T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 4 November Belarusian organizations of political refugees held a number of pickets in order to draw public attention to the problem of political disappearances in Belarus.

The first picket was held by representatives of Belarusian-European Association. It started at 9 a.m. near the building where at that time a sitting of the special PACE commission on cases of the disappeared politicians took place.

10 persons who came there from Belgium stood there with posters and national flags. The action interested the deputies. The representative of the commission Bohdan Klikh came out to the picketers and talked with them for quarter of an hour.

At 11 a.m. Belarusian Center in Belgium held a picket near the building of Belarusian Embassy in Brussels. About 20 persons took part in it.

At the same time the Union of Belarusians in Holland picketed Belarusian Embassy in Haag. Representatives of the Union of Belarusians Abroad held a picket in Prague.

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