Letters From Lukashenko’s Prisoners

 

Following a highly disputed election, Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenka claimed victory in August 2020. Protests erupted and a vicious crackdown ensued. One year since the election, there are more than 600 political prisoners in Belarus. Letters from Lukashenka’s Prisoners gives unjustly detained individuals a voice by collecting, translating, and publishing letters on our channels. This campaign is a collaborative project by Belarus Free Theatre in partnership with Index on Censorship and Human Rights House Foundation, in association with Politzek.me.

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Suppression of letters from political prisoners in Belarus is commonplace, denying family members and loved ones the chance to hear vital news. This increases with the prominence of a prisoner as a way of putting pressure on them. BFT, Index, HRHF and Politzek.me aim to amplify the voices of political prisoners. Together, we will be releasing letters on a regular basis and we invite you to follow this campaign.

If you would like to send a message to a political prisoner and/or to their family please use the form provided below and our team will deliver your correspondence

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