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Nordics and Baltics call for release of political prisoners in Belarus

Friday, September 4, 2020

The delegations of Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland and Sweden (NB8) on September 4 submitted a joint statement to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (EPPA) on the situation in Belarus after the presidential election, offering strong support to democratic forces and calling for action from the Council of Europe. “We call on the governments of the member states of the Council of Europe to support democratic reforms and…

Rally in Vilnius demands release of political prisoners in Belarus

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Over 100 mostly young people rallied in central Vilnius on Monday evening to demand the release of political prisoners in Belarus. The Belarus support rally was staged in Vinco Kudirkos Square outside the government building to mark 30 years since the neighbouring nation declared its independence from the Soviet Union. Some demonstrators held Belarusian historical white-red-white flags, portraits of political prisoners and posters reading, in English, “Freedom for political prisoners…

Lithuania to rebury remains of political prisoners in Kazakhstan

Monday, June 1, 2020

Lithuania plans to rebury the remains of nine political prisoners at the Rudnyk Cemetery in Kazakhstan’s region of Karaganda. The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry has said it is coordinating the effort with local authorities, but the Covid-19 pandemic may prevent Lithuanian specialists from starting work at the site. The Rudnyk Cemetery is to be demolished to make way for copper mining. The remains of Lithuanian deportees will be reburied in the…

Latvia at UN calls on Russia to free Sushchenko, other political prisoners

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Latvia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Andrejs Pildegovics has called on Russia to release illegally imprisoned Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko and stop the persecution of other political prisoners. He said this at a plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly on the situation in Ukraine on Wednesday, February 20, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “Latvia also calls on Russia to release all illegally detained…