Ales Belyatsky arrested
We regret to inform that on 4 August 2011 our friend Ales Belyatsky, head of the Human Rights Centre Vesna and Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights was arrested in Minsk, Belarus. Ales has been long engaged in promoting democracy and human rights in Belarus. In June, he was presented with the Freedom Award in Wrocław.
Together with the democratic global community, we urge Belarusian authorities to immediately release Ales Belyatsky.
The Board and Team of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights.