Libereco and Amnesty International published appeal postcards to demand the release of Belarusian prisoners of conscience Zmitser Dashkevich, Mikalai Statkevich and Ales Bialiatski - Please join this action!
Open Letter to Skoda, Raiffeisen Bank, Infront Sports & Media and Tissot, the Sponsors of the 2014 Ice Hockey World Championship in Belarus:
Libereco with a petition urges Alexander Lukaschenka to release all political prisoners in Belarus and to end the persecution of dissidents. Please support and spread our petition, please collect signatures.Petition (german) Petition (english)
Libereco supports “Freedom x 2”, a solidarity campaign with two Belarusian political prisoners, 2010 presidential candidate Mikola Statkevich and leader of “Young Front” Zmitser Dashkevich.
A total of 15 representatives from “Libereco - Partnership for Human Rights”, “Gefangens Wort” (Word in Prison), “Bund für Soziale Verteidigung” (Federation of Social Defense), members of Amnesty International and two Belarusian guests, Aliaksandr Atroshchankau (political activist of European Belarus and journalist) and Siarhiej Mackievič (Chairman of the Assembly of NGOs of Belarus), came together in Brussels to network and talk with representatives of political institutions about human rights work regarding Belarus.
In the framework of the Prisoner’s Godparenthood campaign of Libereco, Marek Migalski, Member of European Parliament, stated on the release of Siarhei Kavalenka:
Philipp Mißfelder, Foreign Policy Spokesman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group and Federal Chairman of the Junge Union stated about the new sentence of Zmitser Dashkevich:
Photographer Anton Suryapin and another young man, Siarhei Basharymau, who were arrested by the KGB following the July 4 teddy bear drop were released on 17 August on their own recognizance.
Human rights defender Ales Bialiatski has been imprisoned since August 4th 2011. Therefor, Marieluise Beck, Member of the German Bundestag, and Katrin Göring-Eckardt, Vice-President of the German Bundestag, state:
Bijan Djir-Sarai, Member of the German Bundestag and of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, has taken on a prisoner’s godparenthood for Anton Suryapin and states:
Join our postcard campaign and call for the removal of the 2014 Ice Hockey World Championship from Belarus to another country.
The NGOs Amnesty International, German-Swiss PEN Center, Reporters Without Borders, Libereco – Partnership for Human Rights, Service Civil International and ISHR organized a picket in Zurich on 19.12.2011 to demand the release of prisoners of conscience and the abolishment of death penalty in Belarus. Pictures on Facebook.
International NGOs will organize street actions across Europe to stand up for human rights in Belarus on 19 December 2011. Joint actions by NGOs will take place in London, Zurich, Prague, Berlin, Stockholm and Amsterdam. Groups of Young European Federalists across Europe have also organised protests.
Press Release (english)
One year after the 2010 Belarusian presidential elections Libereco – Partnership for Human Rights and Amnesty International release a short movie „Prisoners of conscience in Belarus“, directed by German filmmaker Sebastian Heinzel.
Libereco and Amnesty International started a post card campaign to demand the release of Belarusian prisoner of conscience Ales Bialiatski - Join this action!
Please take a picture of you demanding "Freedom for Ales Bialiatski" with a paper in your hands. Please also photograph friends and colleagues.
You can write your demand by yourself or just use our Sample
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All photos will be published on http://www.facebook.com/WeAllAreAles
Belarusian Human Rights Defender Ales Bialiatski was sentenced to four and a half years in prison on 24 November 2011 in Minsk. We are calling for his immediate und unconditional release.
Der Belarussische Menschenrechtsverteidiger Ales Bialiatski wurde am 24. November 2011 in Minsk zu viereinhalb Jahren Haft verurteilt. Wir rufen zu seiner sofortigen und bedingungslosen Freilassung auf.
Белорусский правозащитник Алесь Беляцкий был приговорён 24 ноября 2011года в Минске к 4,5 лет лишения свободы. Мы требуем его немедленного и безусловного освобождения.
Like this page on facebook to show your solidarity with Ales:
Mag diese Seite auf Facebook, um deine Solidarität mit Ales zu zeigen:
Вырази свою солидарность с Алесем Бяляцким на странице facebook:
Sari Essayah, member of the European Parliament and the European People’s Party Group, has taken on a prisoner’s godparenthood for Mikolai Dziadok.
The website "Free Ales Bialiatski!" informs about Ales Bialiatski and his present situation. It is set up by FIDH, a corporation of 164 NOGs. (Link to external website)
Katrin Göring-Eckardt, Vice President of the German Bundestag has taken on a prisoner’s godparenthood for Ales Bialiatski and states:
Based on informations received by Libereco 25 people are detained for political reasons in Belarus, 11 people are unlawfully convicted and have received suspended sentences, 7 people are unlawfully accused at the moment. In Mid-August 9 political prisoners were released, 4 in early September and 11 more in mid September.
Manfred Weber, Member of the European Parliament and of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs has taken on a prisoner’s godparenthood for DzmitryNovik.