A former police officer needs funds to leave the country with his family

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My name is Dmitry [name has been changed for security reasons, BYSOL Foundation has all supporting documents].

I served in the militia in 2020 and when the protests happened, I defiantly tore my uniform in solidarity with the people. In addition, I wrote some unflattering comments to my former colleagues.

The court considered the comments to be a threat to life and sentenced me to 2.5 years in prison. I was also charged with a financial claim, which I am forced to gradually pay.

In the colony, I earned type 2 diabetes and now I will have to take medication for the rest of my life.

Taking into account how vindictive the authorities are towards the “betrayal” of former employees, after my release I will be 100% prevented from living in peace in Belarus. Therefore, I need to prepare the ground in advance to quickly leave the country and take my family (my wife, son and two daughters). Otherwise, I will stay in jail as long as the dictatorship remains in power.

How much is needed?

€4850 — latest generation of type 2 diabetes pills, travel fees, departure and initial settling in.

The collection is over. Сollected:
€ 950
The collection is over. Сollected: € 950