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President of EU Parliament demands to free political prisoners in Belarus

2012 2012-02-15T17:42:28+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Martin Schulz, the EP President, and Stefan Füle, the EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy, have had a meeting today. They discussed the situation in Belarus. Martin Schulz made a statement after the meeting, ERB reports.

He said he was appalled by the deteriorating situation in Belarus regarding human rights and political freedoms. The EP President calls to free Siarhei Kavalenka, who has been on hunger strike in custody. The Belarusian authorities will have blood on their hands if he dies, Martin Schulz notes. He also called on official Minsk to release other political prisoners.


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