Helping photojournalist Gennady Veratinsky to settle in a new country

25.07.2023 Source: Беларуская асацыяцыя журналістаў

Gennady Veratinsky — photojournalist, member of BAJ and member of the opposition United Civil Party (UCP). Now the photojournalist, who has a disability of the 2nd group, needs help to get settled in a new country.

"After the 2020 elections I participated in many protests as a photographer and journalist. For this I was detained and imprisoned for 24 hours.

And in February 2023, when I was lying in the hospital, I started receiving threatening calls from the Investigative Committee. They wanted to detain me, but since I was in intensive care with pneumonia, they couldn't do it. After I was discharged, I was able to leave Belarus.

I can't return home, because I will be 100% behind bars. Because of my poor health (I am a group 2 invalid) I am unlikely to survive another prison sentence. Last time I was in Okrestina, I had a hypertensive crisis — my blood pressure went up to 270/140. Then I was taken in a critical condition to hospital No. 1 in Minsk. It took me several years to recover.

Now I am settling in a new country. I need to rent a house and to organize my life in a basic way. I hope for help from Belarusians".

How much is needed? €3100 Rent, food, medicine, clothes

You can support the photojournalist here

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