Protest mot hur Ales Bialiatski behandlas i fängelset

Ales Bialiatski har fått reprimander och utsatts för restriktiva åtgärder i fängelset. Civil Rights Defenders är djupt oroad över Ales Bialiatskis situation och uppmanar Vitrysslands president Alexander Lukasjenka att omedelbart och villkorslöst frige den vitryska människorättsförsvarare, i ett öppet brev som skickades på torsdagen.

Bakgrund:
Trots internationella protester och krav på hans frigivning dömdes Ales Bialiatski, ordförande för människorättsorganisationen Viasna, till fyra och ett halvt års fängelse den 24 november 2011. Brottmålet mot, och fängslandet av, Ales Bialiatski är direkt kopplat till hans människorättsarbete.

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Stockholm 2012-06-20

Open letter to Alexander Lukashenka, the President of Belarus

Mr President,

I am writing to you on behalf of Civil Rights Defenders in order to protest against the treatment of the imprisoned human rights defenders Ales Bialiatski.

We have received information that Ales Bialiatski, Head of Human Rights Center Viasna, has received reprimands in prison as well as extra duty. Furthermore, he is also subject to restrictions concerning meeting times, prison wage and food packages. Civil Rights Defenders is seriously concerned about this information on increased pressure on part of the prison administration against Ales Bialiatski.

We see the criminal case against, and imprisonment of, Ales Bialiatski as a direct result of his legitimate activities in defence of human rights in Belarus and as yet another example of the harassment of human rights defenders in Belarus.

We urge you to ensure the immediate and unconditional release of Ales Bialiatski. We furthermore urge you to ensure that Belarusian authorities end any kind of harassment of Ales Bialiatski as well as withdraw the restrictive measures against him.

Yours sincerely,

Robert Hårdh
Executive Director Civil Rights Defenders

Kategorier: Uttalanden.
Etiketter: Aleksander Lukasjenka och Ales Bialiatski.
Regions: Vitryssland.