2013 27/12

Zhodzina activists of HRC “Viasna”, human rights activists and members of numerous election monitor campaigns of various levels in Zhodzina region wished the chairman of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Ales Bialiatski Merry Christmas. Ales Bialiatski was sentenced on 04.08.2011 to 4.5 years of imprisonment for human rights activity.

It has been almost two and a half years, but the human rights activist, despite protests of citizens, known foreign public officials, politicians and international organizations, the authorities are in no hurry to release him.

On 23.12.2013, cards of congratulations were sent to Babruisk colony where the political prisoner is kept, and must have got there in time. Younger people also participated and sent their wishes to Ales!

“We all hope that the well-known in the country and far beyond its borders chairman of the HRC “Viasna” will withstand all hardships and will get back to us healthy and full of energy. Although there is very little hope, we still pray for the release of our friend, and look forward to miracles of the New Year’s Eve and time when we could see Ales free,” – noted Zhodzina human rights defender Aliaksiei Lapitski.

Quoting Radio Racyja

Photo by A.Lapitski

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