While you are busy reading this, innocent people are being arrested.
Black Thursday for Belarusian Students
All of the twelve convicted spoke out against the violence and lawlessness that swept Belarus in August 2020. They were advocating for a diplomatic dialogue between the protesting students and institutional authorities / university administrations.
Their arrests, trials and prison sentences were clearly politically motivated. None of this would have happened in a democratic country.
Anastasiya Bulybenka and Viktoryia Hrankouskaya at an exhibition in the Minsk House of Arts. November 6th, 2020. 6 days before arrest.
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THE TRIAL BEGINS
The "judge", Marina Arkadievna Fedorova, has imposed a total of 29.5 years in prison in the student trial. She is responsible for 350+ politically motivated sentences, 2,815+ imposed days of "administrative detention", 17+ years of penal work "Khimia" and fines of over 1,600 €. Today, she is on rank 84 of the EU-sanctions lists.
The trial results in 18 more months that they have to spend innocently and illegally convicted in jail. All remaining hopes for acquittal are finally lost.
A Story about a Flower
"Attention! This comic doesn't not bear any intention except for wanting to make you smile!" - Yana Arabeika.
Thank you that you made it this far
and that you read the stories of our friends, who remain imprisoned. Brave people, who were deprived of their freedom, because they chose peace over violence - and justice over silence.
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