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Sviatlana Zavadskaya: Arise, My Country!

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Sviatlana Zavadskaya: Arise, My Country!
SVIATLANA ZAVADSKAYA

If not you, then who?

20 years ago, journalist Dzmitry Zavadski was abducted in Belarus. His widow Sviatlana Zavadskaya wrote on Facebook about it:

"Today it is 20 years.

20 years ago, on July 7, 2000, at 10.10 a.m., Dzima left our apartment to go to the airport to meet Pavel Sharamet from Moscow. No one has seen Dzmitry anymore.

Then, on July 7, the hands on the dial of my life stopped, they no longer showed the hours and minutes, they showed distorted human destinies.

How many of them were there...

Initially only a few, and everyone thought they wouldn't be affected, then hundreds, then thousands.

To how many people has this criminal regime broken the life or just taken it?..

It has long been clear that the authorities would not investigate the cases of the disappeared ones, that all the Belarusian people became hostages of one person and a bunch of people close to him, who thought they were the ruler of the destinies.

They were the ones who spat on all laws and common sense, they were the ones who threw the Constitution into the garbage and started living by the rules.

Who can feel safe in this country today? NOBODY. And it does not matter whether you are a teacher or a driver, whether you are interested in politics or not, you are not protected by the courts and laws, you are not protected by the police, they all serve today not the citizen and the people, but one person.

And I'll tell you something: nobody will do anything about it but ourselves, only the people of Belarus can turn the tide of this long lasting story. Arise, the country! If not you, then who! Long Live Belarus!"