August 3, 2012
A series of one-person pickets in support of civil society in Belarus took place on Chistoprudny Boulevard in Moscow on August 3, 2012.
A number of international and country-based human rights organizations in over 10 countries have joined forces to hold an international day of solidarity with civil society in Belarus on August 4. It was exactly one year ago on this day that the Belarusian human rights defender Ales Bialiatski, director of the shuttered Viasna Human Rights Center and vice-president of the International Federation of Human Rights, was arrested.
Participants in today’s pickets in Moscow held bear-shaped balloons, teddy bears, and a poster reading “Solidarity is Stronger than Repression.” Some people wore t-shirts bearing a photo of Bialiatski.
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