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In Belarus, political prisoners on the front line

2021-11-29T18:36:45.614Z

DECRYPTION - The opposition to dictator Alexander Lukashenko is mobilizing so that these 900 detainees do not fall into oblivion.



"Political prisoners in Belarus are not just famous figures who have been in politics for years."

Tatsiana Khomich, sister of opponent Maria Kolesnikova, who was sentenced to eleven years in prison last September, now travels across Europe as a representative of the coordinating council for political prisoners.

"They are now retirees, doctors, minors," she

explains in a calm voice as she is passing through Vilnius.

Wearing the national colors - white, red, white - on a pair of socks or a scarf is enough to be behind bars…

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Created twenty-five years ago, the human rights organization Viasna reports its almost daily count on social networks.

At the end of last week, they were 888.

"It is the proof that even if there are no demonstrations in the streets, the protest continues"

, explains Marina, member of the NGO, refugee in Vilnius since. a few

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Source: lefigaro

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