Belsat TV is launching a new campaign “Solidarity with the political prisoners in Belarus”. More than 30 well-known people from Belarus, Poland and other countries will appear in short video clips, stating their message to the Belarusian prisoners of conscience. Stanislau Shushkievich will be delivering his words of support in our first video. Shushkievich was the first head of the independent Belarusian state, holding a post of the Chairman of the Supreme Soviet from 1991 to 1994. His signature is on a document dissolving the Soviet Union.
Addressee of the clip is Mikolai Statkievich, a former presidential candidate, who was sentenced to six years in a high-security prison camp for alleged “incitement of the social unrest”. This has been so far the highest sentence pronounced in trials of Belarusian dissidents after December 19th demonstration.
Also, the audience and supporters of Belsat TV can join the campaign by sending their own clips with words of support for the Belorussian prisoners of conscience to firstname.lastname@example.org