Brest: human rights defender holds race of solidarity with Ales Bialiatski

2012 2012-08-06T17:29:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

Human rights defender Uladzimir Malei ran along the busiest streets of the region's capital wearing a T-shirt “Freedom to Ales Bialiatski!”.

The action was dated to the first anniversary of Bialiatski's imprisonment.

“The authorities don't let us to express solidarity in any other way. They banned a picket in support of Ales Bialiatski, but they cannot prohibit me to run. A year since the imprisonment of the head of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” has turned today. That's why I decided to jog along the central street to express my solidarity with human rights defenders and other political prisoners,” commented Mr. Malei.

Earlier the Brest City Executive Committee refused to authorize the picket in support of political prisoners which the activist intended to hold on 4 August. The picket ban was appealed at court.