The arrests on the eve of March 25 demonstrate to the world the small-mindedness and meanness of the dictator and his shills.
The European Belarus civil campaign has made a statement in connection with the opposition activists’ arrest on the eve of Freedom Day.
– The arrests of fighters for freedom of Belarus Yauhen Afnahel, Maksim Viniarski, Leanid Kulakou, Uladzimir Niakliayeu, Viachaslau Siuchyk on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the Belarusian People's Republic demonstrate to the world again the small-mindedness and meanness of the dictator and his shills.
Among those under the threat of arrest are Mikalai Statkevich and Volha Nikalaichyk, other leaders and activists of the democratic forces of Belarus, against whom a real round-up has been organized.
The dictatorship avenges itself on the citizens of Belarus for their honest and courageous position. Putting pressure on them, it avenges itself on the founding fathers of the BPR, who sought to lift Belarus out of foreign domination, to defend the freedom of its people.
The dictator’s meanness manifested itself in his public speeches on the eve of the landmark date of Belarusian history. He dared to compare the struggle of our people for the independence with the actions of the Nazis and the Holocaust.
History does not let such things pass.
The dictatorship pursues fighters for freedom, having a dread of their courage, loyalty to their country and their readiness to stick to guns and defend the independence of Belarus.
We demand the immediate release of the unlawfully arrested Belarusian National Congress leaders, who selflessly defend the independence of Belarus today.
The European Belarus civil campaign recognizes all those arrested on the eve of March 25, 2018 as prisoners of conscience and calls on Belarusian human rights defenders and international human rights organizations to make appropriate statements.
Glory to the heroes!
Long live Belarus!