Profiles in Courage from Belarus

Check out this new video. There are over a dozen political prisoners in Belarus right now serving various forms of imprisonment, from house arrest to actual serious jail time, like Ales Bialiatski. The majority of prisoners are either leaders of political forces or activists who were arrested in 2010 after the Presidential election. Ales is head of the Belarusian human rights organisation Viasna, and has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison on tax evasion charges. A sad reality of life with the last Dictator of Europe in control. The video is cool…it goes without saying I have great admiration for Mr. Bialiatski and his colleagues and their brave struggle to make their country a better place.
Freedom House’s page on Belarus captures the situation well.