22 May 2015, Friday, 22:08

David Kramer pickets Belarusian embassy in Washington

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Activists of We Remember initiative and members of the Belarusian-American Association picketed the Embassy of Belarus in Washington on December 19, the second anniversary of the Belarusian presidential “elections”.

President of Freedom House David Kramer, president of We Remember initiative Iryna Krasouskaya, members of the Joint Baltic American National Committee ( JBANC), Amnesty International and Fair Vote for Russia participated in the picket.

More than 20 picketers called on the Belarusian authorities to release all political prisoners, who were jailed ahead of or just after the “elections”.

Protesters had posters “Freedom for political prisoners in Belarus”, “Stop last dictator of Europe!” and portraits of the Belarusians forcefully disappeared in 1999-2000. Picketers handed out leaflets with information about human rights abuses in Belarus.

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