The urgent appeal of the Belarusian Young Christian Democrats
The Belarusian Young Christian Democrats inform you about the persecutions of the peaceful activists in Belarus.
The nowadays presidential campaign in Belarus has become the most severe in the modern history of the country. Alexander Lukashenko who has been ruling the country for 26 years is running for the president for the 6th time. Since he is extremely unpopular now and got the nickname “Sasha the 3%” due to his electoral ranking, Lukashenko started to put the severe pressure on the oppositional activists.
There are about 25 persons who are charged under the Criminal Code and the hundreds are detained under the Administrative Code.
Among the last ones, there are the Young Christian Democrats. Valiancin Fralou, who ran for Parliament in 2019 and is a member of the team of presidential nominee Volha Kavalkova in 2020, was arrested on June 7th for 15 days.
Another member of the YCD Zmicier Kazakevich, who also ran for Parliament and was beaten by the police in 2019, is fined for an amount that is 3 times higher than the average salary in Belarus.
On June 14th Eva Sapryhina disappeared. She ran for Parliament in 2019 and is a member of the team of presidential nominee Volha Kavalkova in 2020 as well. For more than a week police tried to detain her. Yesterday she wrote that “they are near my house”. After that nothing is known about her. Her house is empty.
We ask you to support the Belarusian civil society activists.
We appeal to you to make the official statements concerning the situation in Belarus in your social media accounts and to mention the Belarusian MFA (https://www.facebook.com/belarusmfa/, https://twitter.com/BelarusMFA, and https://www.instagram.com/belarusmfa/) in order to make the government stop the repressions.
Thank you in advance and please pray for Belarus!