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To: The Belarusian regime

Free Maria Kolesnikova and all political prisoners in Belarus!

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The opposition politician Maria Kolesnikova and more than 1100 other people are currently being detained in Belarus for exercising their human rights to freedom of expression and assembly.

We consider these detainees to be political prisoners and call on the Belarusian regime to release them immediately and unconditionally.

We call on all state authorities in the Republic of Belarus to immediately end the intimidation, persecution and imprisonment of peaceful demonstrators, opposition activists, human rights defenders, students and media representatives.

The imprisonment of political prisoners and the persecution of political dissidents are serious violations of human rights. Belarus is a State Party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and has therefore committed itself to respect human rights.

We would like to remind the Belarusian authorities of the international obligations of your country and call on you to adhere to the fundamental human rights of freedom of expression and freedom of assembly without restrictions.

Why is this important?

Since the presidential election in August 2020 in Belarus, people are being detained daily. According to the OSCE, the presidential election was rigged.

In 2020 and 2021, independent observers counted more than 40,000 politically motivated arrests and documented more than 1,800 cases of state torture.

Currently more than 1100 people have been jailed for political reasons. Belarusians are confronted daily with violence, arbitrary arrest, torture and repression against citizens, human rights organisations and independent journalists.

The regime of dictator Alexander Lukashenka, who has been in power for more than 27 years, is willing to use any means to stay in power.

We declare our solidarity with all politically persecuted people and demand the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners in Belarus.




2021-04-02 17:59:17 +0200

100 signatures reached

2021-03-18 23:34:38 +0100

50 signatures reached

2021-03-18 11:33:58 +0100

25 signatures reached

2021-03-18 10:17:41 +0100

10 signatures reached