On September 28, 2022, the Minsk City Court handed down sentences in the high-profile Busli Latsatsi case. Andrei Budai received 15 years in a reinforced regime colony and a fine of 500 basic units. Aliaksei Gameza — 14.5 years in a reinforced regime colony and a fine of 500 basic units. Alexei Ivanisov — 14 years in a reinforced regime colony and a fine of 500 basic units. Alexander Sidorenko — 8 years in reinforced regime colony and a fine of 300 basic units. Nikolai Biblis — 8.6 years in prison and a fine of 300 basic units.
In total, the convicts were sentenced to 60 years and 2,100 basic units. At present they are in penal colonies.
Because of their civic attitude and subsequent repression, several families lost not only financial support, but also loving fathers, husbands and sons. One of the illegally imprisoned children has not yet had time to see his own child, since he was born while he was in prison. Three of the children are anxiously awaiting their father's return. Two more children had not heard from or seen their fathers for over 500 days.
Now the families support the children in every way possible, but not always there is enough money to help them and themselves at the same time. The issue of confiscation of all the seized property in the case of non-payment of fines is acute.
We would be very grateful to every caring person for their solidarity and support of the families at this stage of life.
How much is needed?
2,600€ — to pay for clothing packages; food parcels and personal needs of the families (520€ for each family).