Five Belarusian youth activists sentenced to ‘restricted freedom’ for attending a peaceful protest have told Amnesty International how they were targeted by the authorities.
Tatyana Tishkevich, Alyaksei Bondar, Mikhail Kryvau, Ales Straltsou and Ales Charnyshou will be following this blog and contributing to it when they are able to. Two other activists, Artsyom Dubski – who is in prison – and Maksim Dashuk, were unable to take part.
In this blog, we hope to establish a live dialogue between Amnesty International activists, supporters and people experiencing repression in Belarus, first hand.
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Belarus activists tell of life in exile (News, 27 November 2009)