Libereco – Partnership for Human Rights

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Online-Petition: Free Maria Kolesnikova and all political prisoners in Belarus!

Maria Kolesnikova was one of the leaders of the Belarusian protests last year. She was sentenced to 11 years in prison in Minsk on 6 September 2021. She has been in prison innocently for a year – just like over 650 other political prisoners.

Congratulate political prisoners on their birthday!

Political prisoners in Belarus unfortunately have to spend their birthday in prison. We therefore call to write a postcard to all political prisoners who celebrate their birthday in September or October.

Members of Parliament from Germany, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands adopt political prisoners Uladzimir and Nadzeya Kalach, Dzmitry Panko and Uladzislau Makavetski

As part of Libereco’s #WeStandBYyou solidarity campaign, Helmut Scholz (Germany, European Parliament, Die Linke), Tomáš Martínek (Czech Republic, Poslanecká sněmovna Parlamentu, Pirate Party) and Thijs Reuten (Netherlands, European Parliament, Partij van de Arbeid) are taking over godparenthoods of political prisoners in Belarus.

Aliaksandr Ivulin Cup: Football game commemorates imprisonment of Belarusian midfielder

The People’s Consulate of Belarus in Scotland and Libereco are delighted to present a five-a-side international football game between Scotland and the free people of Belarus. This game is being held on September 26 at Hamilton’s New Douglas Park to support Aliaksandr Ivulin, a political prisoner in Belarus.

Swiss NGOs demand release of Natallia Hersche from Belarusian hostage situation

On 19 September 2021, the Swiss citizen Natallia Hersche has been in prison in Belarus for exactly one year. In an open letter, Swiss human rights organisations address Foreign Swiss Minister Ignazio Cassis and call on the Federal Council to impose bilateral sanctions on Belarus.

#FreeViasna: International human rights groups demand release of Viasna members on first anniversary of crackdown in Belarus

On the first anniversary of the unprecedented crackdown on the Human Rights Center Viasna in Belarus, 23 international and Belarusian human rights organizations including Libereco are launching a campaign to demand the release of seven detained Viasna members.

Members of Parliament from Finland, Ireland and Germany adopt political prisoners Yuliya Kashaverava, Pavel Mazko and Maryna Zolatava

As part of Libereco’s #WeStandBYyou solidarity campaign, Saara Hyrkkö (Parliament of Finland, Green League), Catherine Ardagh (Seanad Éireann, Fianna Fáil) and Alois Rainer (German Bundestag, CSU) are taking over godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus.

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