3 February 2023, Friday, 15:49
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London ice hockey players against world championship in Minsk (Photo)

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Members the University of London ice hockey team (London Dragons) stand against holding the IIHF Wold Championship in Minsk in 2014.

Team player Adrien Beauduin wrote this in a letter to charter97.org website:

“I used to live in Belarus and I support the struggle of people of Belarus for freedom.

When I asked my team fellows if they were ready to support this idea, I expected to see hesitation. But all of them said they do not want their national teams to play in a country where political prisoners are behind bars.

We won the British universities championship and all the lads (and one girl) were happy to make a photo with posters for human rights in Belarus. We have players from Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, the UK and Slovakia.