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Political Prisoners’ Birthdays


For January 11, 978 persons have been recognized as political prisoners in Belarus, and the number has been increasing steadily.

PEN Belarus, as an association of writers, is particularly concerned about the fate of cultural workers who have been unjustly imprisoned. In January, 4 political prisoners somehow involved in the process of cultural development of our country, will celebrate their birthdays behind bars. They are:

Anastasiya Mirontsava, artist and student (January 15); Yana Arabeika, activist and student (January 17); Andrei Aliaksandrau, journalist and media manager (January 27); Eduard Babaryka, cultural manager (January 30).

Congratulate the political prisoners on their birthdays with a postcard or letter (in Belarusian or Russian), which can be sent to the following addresses:

Eduard Babaryka (Эдуард Бабарыка) and Andrei Aliaksandrau (Андрэй Аляксандраў): СІЗА-1. 220030, г. Мінск, вул. Валадарскага, 2;

Anastasiya Mirontsava (Анастасія Міронцава) and Yana Arabeika (Яна Арабейка): ПК №4. 246035, г. Гомель, вул. Антошкіна, 3.