Attempted coup d’état… claims Belarus

January 19th, 2011   Articles | Belarus

Two of the authors of the book Diaries of Dissidents, issued by the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation in December 2010, are among those Belarusian citizens who are at risk of longer prison terms – accused of taking part in the protests following the elections on December 19, 2010.

The list of those at risk being sentenced to longer prison terms for their involvement in the protests will most certainly continue to grow.

Among the accused are the authors Zmitser Dashkevich, leader of the organization Young Front and Anatol Liabedzka, President of the Foundation’s sister party UCP. Among the accused are also a number of presidential candidates and their close associates, as well as several journalists.

At the same time reports are emerging in Belarus about a conspiracy: Poland and Germany should have been involved in a coup d’état, and also the Swedish ambassador in Minsk.

– Sure, sure, writes Carl Bildt, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on his blog.

For more information about events in Belarus please go to the human rights organization Viasna’s website.

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