Palitviazni.info presented in Warsaw
On August 24, the
Belarusian House in Warsaw hosted a meeting on the situation of Belarusian
political prisoners in the context of elections.
During the event, the presentation of the site palitviazni.info was held by Dzmitry Salauyou and Aliaksei Trubkin of the Human Rights Centre "Viasna".
Palitviazni.info is a site dedicated to political prisoners, victims of the dictatorship in Belarus. The initiative to create the portal in September 2011 belonged to the Human Rights Centre "Viasna". In July 2012 the site was expanded and modernized: three more language versions appeared (English, Polish and Russian), the site is updated timely with information about the fate of political prisoners and their families. It features the reason for the detention of every political prisoner, as well as the names of the judges who pronounced the illegal verdicts.
Information about the advanced web-site was sent to international news agencies and journalists interested in the situation of political prisoners in Belarus. To disseminate information about the portal profiles on social networking sites Facebook and Vkontakte, as well as on Twitter, were created. The web-site can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The project was implemented in cooperation of the Foundation for the Development of Democratic Initiatives and the Human Rights Center "Viasna", the website of the Belarusian House in Warsaw reports.
After the presentation, the projection of the film " Ales Bialiatski’s Candle of Truth" was held. The film tells about the life of the human rights activist who has been in prison since August 4, 2011 on politically motivated charges.
After watching the film there was a discussion with the participation of the young democratic activists from Belarus Viachaslau Dyianau, coordinator of the online community "Revolution Through Social Networks" and organizer of the summer “silent protests”, and Franak Viachorka, Belarusian youth activist and journalist. The discussion was moderated by journalist Lukasz Grajewski, editor of the portal Eastbook.
The presentation was organized by the Belarusian House in Warsaw, the HRC "Viasna" and the Polish Foundation for the Development of Democratic Initiatives.