In an interview with DW, Andrei Strizhak, co-founder of the BYSOL Solidarity Fund, explained where the organization gets its money, how it is distributed, and why he is grateful to government propaganda.
Belarusian human rights defenders use the mechanism of universal jurisdiction to punish the police and riot police officers who tortured people at the protests in August and continue to torture them to this day for crimes against humanity. Let's try to understand how universal criminal jurisdiction works.
In helping yards, the most important thing for BYSOL has always been and will be safety. For this reason, only 2 people in the fund are working on receiving and verifying applications.
When a person ends up in prison because he does not agree with violence and lack of rights, it is not only he who suffers. Many political prisoners have families and children left at home.
The 23th of February is the Day of the Heroes of changes. We are all and you as well. Everyone who shows its disagreement with the regime, who contributed to the daily struggle, who is a part of changes — is a hero!
How wonderful it is to see reminders every day that we are many and we are together. Courts send greetings to each other, record videos in support of the detainees, distribute newspapers and leaflets, write letters to political prisoners. These are the small steps that strengthen our solidarity.
Belarusian diaspora in Boston and nearby New England states has started a campaign to raise funds for the workers of GrodnoAzot who have been subjected to persecution for their support or democracy in Belarus.
The Long Live Belarus! initiative, organized by the Zvuki.Ru portal and the World Online Festival with the support of the BYSOL Foundation, says goodbye to 2020 with a large-scale stream festival!