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  • EU politicians and diplomats, along with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, join Marathon of Solidarity with Imprisoned Journalists

    At a seminar dedicated to supporting the freedom of the Belarusian media and initiated by the embassies of Ireland, Finland, and Norway in Lithuania, a solidarity picture was taken. The imprisoned journalists and their relatives received high-level support from the Belarusian democratic leader, EU politicians, and diplomats.

    Svi­at­lana Tsikhanouskaya, Lithuan­ian Vice-Min­is­ter of For­eign Affairs Jonas Survi­la, and Irish Min­is­ter for Euro­pean Affairs and Defense Peter Burke raised por­traits of jailed jour­nal­ists dur­ing the event. Oth­er reporters, human rights advo­cates, and diplo­mats joined the sol­i­dar­i­ty action.

    The BAJ start­ed the sol­i­dar­i­ty marathon that has last­ed for over six months and has received sup­port from many coun­tries world­wide. This event is the high­est point of the BAJ’s efforts. The Belaru­sian gov­ern­ment has been remind­ed that the jour­nal­ists won’t be for­got­ten, even after being locked up.

    It is not the first time Svi­at­lana Tsikhanouskaya has par­tic­i­pat­ed in the Sol­i­dar­i­ty Marathon. Dur­ing the Tuta­ka Awak­en­ing Fes­ti­val held in Poland in the sum­mer of 2023, she sup­port­ed Andrei Ali­ak­san­drau.

    “I am tak­ing part in the marathon in sol­i­dar­i­ty with Belaru­sian jour­nal­ists because I share the pain of the par­ents, chil­dren, and rel­a­tives of these brave peo­ple,” said Svi­at­lana Tsikhanouskaya. “They are real pro­fes­sion­als, that’s why they have suf­fered from the actions of the regime. Every day of their life in prison means their plans unful­filled, their chil­dren not hugged, tears in the eyes of their fam­i­ly mem­bers. Togeth­er we can bring the day of free­dom for all polit­i­cal pris­on­ers in Belarus clos­er. Let’s fight for the truth! Let’s stay togeth­er!”

    BAJ calls on jour­nal­ists around the world to sup­port the sol­i­dar­i­ty action! You can print por­traits of impris­oned Belaru­sian media work­ers, take pic­tures with them in out­stand­ing places in your city (out­side Belarus) and post them on social media using the hash­tags #СвабодуЖурналістам and #BecauseThe­Jour­nal­ist. Don’t for­get to send them to office@baj.media or intercomm@baj.media.



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