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Democratic associations of Belarus demand release of Ryhor Kastusiou

23.04.2021

Leaders of democratic political parties and movements of Belarus made a joint statement on detention of the BPF Party Chairman Ryhor Kastusiou.

We, representatives of democratic parties and movements of Party Chairman Ryhor Kastusiou.

We know that, in the current situation of confrontation in the Belarusian society, Ryhor Kastusiou, as the leader of the BPF Party, an officially registered political organization which bases its activity on the legislative norms of the Republic of Belarus and in accordance with its own statute and program, has always called for dialogue and peaceful resolution of any conflicts between supporters of different political views on the basis of common interests of the Belarusian people, has repeatedly called on participants in the political process for restraint, emphasizing  that inciting hostility in the Belarusian society is unacceptable.

We are convinced that Ryhor Kastusiou has never taken and could not have taken part in conspiracies or any other actions aimed at seizing power in an unconstitutional way.

Pressure on legal and officially registered political parties is continuation of pressure on all independent of the authorities communities, on civil society.

We call to stop political repressions and release all political prisoners imprisoned for peaceful actions to express their civil stances in accordance with the norms on freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of speech.

Ihar Barysau, Chairman of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada)

Yury Hubarevich, Chairman of the public association “Movement “For Freedom””

Mikalai Kazlou, Chairman of the United Civil Party

Siarhei Kaliakin, Chairman of the Belarusian Left Party “Fair World”

Dzmitry Kuchuk, Chairman of the Belarusian Green Party

Alaksej Janukevich, Deputy Chairman of the BPF Party

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