Fundraising to support the repressed Belarusians and Ukrainians during the war

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The 18-year-old veteran is Gleb. Together with his brother he became a victim of repression in Belarus and, while still a minor, escaped from the punishers to Poland. Gleb had barely been granted asylum when a full-scale war broke out in Ukraine. Immediately after Gleb turned 18, he went to war against the Russian occupiers.

On October 17th , the verdicts in the so called ”Autukhovich case” were horrifying in their cruelty and unreasonableness. The inhumanity of the Belarusian courts has long been known, but here it reached its limit, because the judges handed down the largest sentences in the history of repression.

Prior to his incarceration, our son lived and worked in the city of St. Petersburg, but upon his arrival on vacation — he was arrested. He was in pre-trial detention, and on October 26, he was found guilty under Article 342.1, resulting in a sentence of three years of home “chemo”.

The 18-year-old veteran is Gleb. Together with his brother he became a victim of repression in Belarus and, while still a minor, escaped from the punishers to Poland. Gleb had barely been granted asylum when a full-scale war broke out in Ukraine. Immediately after Gleb turned 18, he went to war against the Russian occupiers.

Denis Guretsky is a former political prisoner who was detained in May, as was his wife's sister. They were both sentenced in August to home “chemo” for their involvement in the events of 2020 and fled the country. Now he and his family need help settling into their new lives.

Catherine Maretskaya is a medical protest activist and volunteer. Because of the hidden mobilization, she was forced to leave the country, as she has military duty in her medical specialty. She needs financial help to rent a house in Poland.

BYSOL fundraising

BYSOL is announcing a collection to equip squads of Belarussian volunteers who are fighting alongside Ukrainians against our common enemies, Putin and Lukashenko. Belarusians in territorial defense battalions have received weapons and ammunition, but there is a serious shortage of special equipment, protection and tactical medicine.

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From 2015 to the present, the volunteer initiative “gumroute Belarus-ATO” continued to help Ukrainians in the conflict zone. Volunteer medics were supplied with four units of medical vehicles, the total weight of humanitarian aid delivered to the Ukrainian Donbass in five years exceeded 25 tons.

We create postcards and merch with drawings from the letters of political prisoners. All funds raised go to transfers to political prisoners through the Dissidentby initiative.

The Belarusian diaspora of Kaunas begins fundraising for the reconstruction of the grave of Claudius Duzh-Dushevsky, the author of the national flag and coat of arms. Claudius Duż-Duszewski was a member of the BNR, an architect, humanist and initiator of the revival of the Belarusian national symbols. He was buried in the Petrašiūnai cemetery in Kaunas.

The Peramog plan needs to fund a portion of the cost to train Belarusians who wish to actively participate in the restoration of law and order in Belarus.

“Maysternya Pashtovak Salidarnasci” is a volunteer support service for prisoners with letters and solidarity cards. We create postcards, handwrite your online letters from anywhere in the world and send them to prisoners with the opportunity to receive a response by e-mail.

We raise money for the existence of a house in Warsaw for former political prisoners. The house has been in existence for almost one year, and during that time it has helped rehabilitate dozens of people. Originally the “House of Creators” was a residence for Belarusian artists who had lost their jobs and opportunities for realization.

The Belarusian diaspora of Kaunas begins fundraising for the reconstruction of the grave of Claudius Duzh-Dushevsky, the author of the national flag and coat of arms. Claudius Duż-Duszewski was a member of the BNR, an architect, humanist and initiator of the revival of the Belarusian national symbols. He was buried in the Petrašiūnai cemetery in Kaunas.

We are a humanitarian foundation Fundacja “Voices from Ukraine” based in Warsaw, Poland. We help people who are fleeing from the aggressive actions of Russia, and people who stay and defend our lives, security and peace on the front line, under the attack of the Russian army.

Medics are special heroes. In Belarus, they fight COVID-19 without state support and actively oppose arbitrariness and violence. We support their rights, an independent union, the laid-off and their families.

Fundraising to support independent journalists and media in Belarus who have suffered from repression. We pay scholarships and grants, support editorial staff. Journalism is not a crime!

We create postcards and merch with drawings from the letters of political prisoners. All funds raised go to transfers to political prisoners through the Dissidentby initiative.

For their protest against beatings, murders and lawlessness, the athletes paid with careers that they had built all their lives. It is our duty to support them.

“Maysternya Pashtovak Salidarnasci” is a volunteer support service for prisoners with letters and solidarity cards. We create postcards, handwrite your online letters from anywhere in the world and send them to prisoners with the opportunity to receive a response by e-mail.

Fund´s statistics

As of August 14, 2022

  • 1218 people received aid in emergency relocation
  • 1361 dismissed people were supported
  • 504 fundraisers posted on the website
  • 368 families of political prisoners received aid
  • 25+ initiatives supported by BYSOL
  • 114 veterans received aid
  • 226 courtyard applications received aid
  • 14 strike committees received aid

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