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International Democrat Union Statement on Detention of Ryhor Kastusiou


The International Democrat Union (IDU) strongly condemns the detention of Ryhor Kastusiou, Chairman of our member party the Belarusian Popular Front (BPF).

This is another strike against the political opposition in Belarus, by Mr. Lukashenko’s regime, to silence the voice of freedom and democracy.

The State Security Committee of the Republic of Belarus (KGB)has confirmed the detention of chairman Ryhor Kastusiou and political analyst Alyaksandr Fyaduta amid an ongoing crackdown on dissent following the fraudulent presidential election last year. The KGB admitted that the two men were being held on unspecified charges, adding that detailed information on the cases will be provided later.

The IDU demands the immediate release of Ryhor Kastusiou, Alyaksandr Fyaduta, Ihar Losik, Marrya Kalesnikava and all the other political prisoners.

Source: www.idu.org