22 October 2017, Sunday, 13:04

Canadians Called For Joining Action Of Solidarity With Belarusian Patriots

The Belarusians of Canada will come to the City Hall in Toronto.

On the evening of June 15, local Belarusians plan a flashmob action in front of the mayor’s office in Toronto, Canada in support of the prisoners in the "patriots case," Radio Liberty informs.

The organizers invite the participants to gather at 6 p.m. local time, take a photo against the background of the famous place in the city with the poster "Patriot is not a criminal".

"Come and invite your friends - often it's very important for our fellow countrymen to know that they are not alone," – Valiantsina Shauchenka, the organizer of the action, said.

The Belarusian diaspora in Toronto is quite active: it periodically meets with famous Belarusians, arranges concerts of Belarusian musicians, celebrates national holidays.

In the “patriots case”, 14 people remain behind the bars, against whom criminal cases have been opened for "training and preparation for participation in mass riots" and "creating an illegal armed group". A number of detainees were released, cases against some of the released were terminated. The detainees reported torture, but the Prosecutor General's Office did not see the grounds for the prosecutor's check.