More than 110 activists representing 25 organisations gathered in Vilnius for the Third Belarusian Human Rights Forum that opened on October 26.
Speaking at the two-day event, Tatsiana Ravyaka of the Human Rights Center Viasna noted that Belarus’ human rights movement was “developing and expanding.” The previous Belarusian Human Rights Forum, held in 2010, brought together representatives of only 17 organizations, she stressed.
The activist noted that Human rights defenders in Belarus had experienced many ordeals since 2010. “These ordeals have not scared us but have demonstrated what big potential human rights defenders have as they have displayed great teamwork in solving problems, an incredible level of solidarity and mutual support,” said Ms. Ravyaka.
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