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Polish MEP: Belarus is a laboratory for dictatorship

September 20, 2012

Polish MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski is a former activist of the Polish anti-communist trade union Solidarność and was involved in the country’s EU accession. He became vice chairman of the European People’s Party in 2006. He was interviewed by EurActiv Senior Editor Georgi Gotev.

You nominated Ales Bialiatski, an imprisoned Belarussian opposition activist, for the 2012 Sakharov Prize. How would you present him to those who know little about him?

I wouldn’t say Ales Bialiatski is little known. He has also been nominated for a Nobel Prize. He is the longest-serving political prisoner of President Lukashenko’s regime. And I would say he is an emblematic figure for the democrats in Belarus...

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The Czech Republic in Support of the International Day of Solidarity with Civil Society and Human Rights Movement in Belarus

August 6, 2012

People in Need (PIN), a Czech non-governmental NGO, supported the International Day of Solidarity with Civil Society and Human Rights Movement in Belarus. On the August 4 PIN organised an action in the form of spreading thematic leaflets in support of civil society and human rights movement in Belarus in the centre of Prague. Residents of the city and numerous tourists were informed about the case against Ales Bialiatski, found out more about human rights situation in Belarus. Most of the people involved in the action expressed their solidarity with the Belarusian citizens fighting for their civil rights and showed their support for Belarusian human rights defenders.

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International day of solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners in New-York

August 4, 2012

The international day of solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners, which human rights defenders announced on August 4, started in New York’s Rockefeller Center with the distribution of leaflets about the situation in Belarus and Belarusian political prisoners.

Also in New York, a picket took place near the Permanent Mission of Belarus to the UN. The participants included not only Belarusian activists, but also teddy bears, which held posters calling for the release of political prisoners.

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