Resolution by the European Senior Citizen's Union

Set the Belarus political prisoners free!

Vienna (OTS) - The European Senior Citizen's Union, a member association of the European People's Party and representing 1,3 million senior citizens in 27 countries, strongly denounces all acts of oppression exercised by the Belarus regime against its own citizens as they peacefully demonstrate for freedom, democracy and human rights.

Assembled in Vienna we, the participants in the ESCU's annual summer academy, have manifested our full support of Belarus democracy activists by a symbolic clap of hands. By doing so we wish to express our demand for,

  • The immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners in Belarus;
  • The complete stop to the Belarus authorities' breaking-up of peaceful democracy demonstrations, including the police's harassment, beating and jailing of human rights activists;
  • The full right for the people of Belarus to organize themselves for peaceful and democratic political and civil society activities, including the right to establish senior citizens' organizations for the promotion of elderly people's interests;
  • The freedom of press, radio and TV;
  • Fair and just elections.

Rückfragen & Kontakt:

Österreichischer Seniorenbund
Mag. Michael Schleifer
Tel.: 01/40126/154