Support for Belarusians and their Peaceful Protests

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Pax Christi International’s Co-President sends letter to Archbishop of Minsk in support of Belarusians and their peaceful protests.

Following worrying developments in Belarus, Msgr. Marc Stenger (Co-President of Pax Christi International) has sent a letter to Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk, expressing deep concern over escalating tensions in Belarus. In the letter, Pax Christi International’s co-president conveys the peace movement’s message of solidarity with the Belarusian people, hoping for a peaceful transition in their country, and its admiration for their courageous nonviolent resistance actions.

Through the letter, Pax Christi International denounces the use of the violence, arbitrary detentions, and torture, as well as violation of the right to freedom of expression. It also condemns the fact that security forces have been blocking access to churches, where protesters have been seeking shelter. The peace movement asks for the violence to stop, human rights to be respected and for a dialogue to be initiated, so that Belarus can start the path towards democracy and everyone’s rights can be fulfilled.

To read the full letter written to Archbishop Kondrusiewicz please click here.

Photo: Protest actions in Minsk (Belarus) by Максим Шикунец.