Belarus president frees six jailed opponents before election

April 22, 2016 19:22

There are no more political prisoners in Belarus. On Saturday, August 22nd, Lukashenka pardoned all six prisoners, who were recognised by human rights defenders as political prisoners in Belarus: Mikalai Dzyadok, Ihar AlinevichYauhen VaskovichArtsyom PrakapenkaYury Rubtsou and ex-presidential candidate in the 2010 elections Mikalai Statkevich. In his first interview after the release, Mikalai Statkevich said, "together we shall make this country sound and free. I was expecting to see the country intimidated. But it is better than before!

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The Russian side is grateful to Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko for his decision to go to Russia as the visit after the presidential election, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Belarus Alexander Surikov said in an interview with the STV channel, BelTA has learned.

“We are grateful for this decision,” the Ambassador said.