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22. June 2014 – Update 22.06.2014: Petition: Freedom for Political Prisoners in Belarus!

Libereco with a petition urges Alexander Lukaschenka to release all political prisoners in Belarus and to end the persecution of dissidents. After the release of Ales Bialiatski 7 political prisoners still remain in prison. Please support and spread our petition, please collect signatures.Petition (german) Petition (english)

 

 

The names of prisoners listed in the petition will be updated regularly.

 

Text of the petition:

 

Dear President Lukashenka,

 

We urge you to release all political prisoners in Belarus immediately and unconditionally!

 

According to information of Belarusian human rights organisations, which Libereco - Partnership for Human Rights received, the 7 person listed below are imprisoned for political reasons in Belarus at the moment (as of 21st June 2014).

 

Ihar Alienevich, Mikalai Dziadok, Eduard Lobau, Vasil Parfiankou, Artsiom Prakapenka, Mikalai Statkevich and Yauhen Vaskovich

 

The imprisonment of political prisoners and the persecution of dissidents are strong violations of human rights, the compliance of which Belarus is obligated to guarantee according to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which was signed Belarus.

 

We would like to remind you of the international obligations of Belarus and urge you to ensure the rights to freedom of expression, assembly and association to all people in Belarus.

 

Mr. Lukashenka, stop the persecution, harassment and intimidation of dissidents immediately!

 

Yours sincerely,




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