It is an honour to announce that the women and men of the democratic opposition in #Belarus are the 2020 #SakharovPrize laureates.
They have on their side something that brute force can never defeat: the truth.
Do not give up on your fight. We are by your side.
👏 The women and men of the democratic opposition in Belarus are the 2020 Sakharov Prize laureates.
"They have on their side something that brute force can never defeat: the truth. Do not give up on your fight. We are by your side," @EP_President
#Belarus Day 74. Happening right now in #Minsk. People with disabilities are gathering in Independence Square. A woman is giving flowers to them. Some have banners against police brutality. How powerful it looks https://t.co/nipq6uUIPv
This year’s #SakharovPrize rewards the courage of #Belarus opposition and honors their fight for democracy and freedom.
#EU reiterates its condemnation of the violence and calls on the Belorusian authorities to release all detained and engage in an inclusive national dialogue.
'When there's no law, anyone can end up in prison'. 60-70 people in a 8-10 capacity prison cell. Voices of Belarusians telling their stories of 9-12 Aug carnage. Meanwhile repressions in Belarus continue, Lukashenka's punitive machine keeps grinding. The dictator must be stopped.
Chatham House, a UK based international affairs think tank, surveyed nearly 1000 Belarus citizens. Key takeaways: evidence of vote-rigging is damning, protests will not end soon, and citizens wish to remain sovereign nation.
In suffering we #Hongkongers stand together with our brave #Belarusian friends. #PoliceBrutality is appalling in both #Belarus and #HongKong. #Lukaschenko must step down. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
#StandWithBelarus #HumanRights https://t.co/eq6LTFmNrW
The interior ministry said the protests in #Belarus are developing into a terrorist threat.We’ve seen that people are peaceful.Nevertheless, such statements are disturbing given the recent threat to use firearms.And given today’s visit of the head of Russian foreign intelligence
The democratic opposition in Belarus has just been awarded the Sakharov prize for freedom of thought.
Your bravery and determination has been an inspiration for democrats around the world.
We will continue to support your fight for freedom and democracy.
Congratulations to @Tsihanouskaya and all those fighting for democracy in #Belarus for winning the 2020 #SakharovPrize.
Canada remains steadfast in our support to all who have stood up for democracy and who continue to do so.
Regime is looking for reasons to further suppress protests. They link recent cases of arson and burning of police cars to a new radicalisation of protests.
Belarus Ministry of Internal Affairs warns of growing terrorist threat and of course say they're ready to confront it. https://t.co/T9wAelZPZc
The European Parliament has just awarded the 2020 #Sakharov Prize to the democratic opposition in #Belarus.
They've opted to give the human rights prize to a group that includes @Tsihanouskaya but not only to her as some MEPs had suggested.
#Belarus Poet Dzmitry Strocau was sentenced to 13 days in jail for showing the sign of victory to the protesters. This was mentioned during the trial, his wife said. Somehow I am not surprise that the judge was the infamous Victorya Shabunia. I remember her cynical trials https://t.co/ehi83s4SC6
More than 10,000 people have already left #Belarus for #Poland,nearly 3,000 for #Ukraine.Someone asked me whether the fact that some countries opened a humanitarian corridor will not damage the country since people are leaving, I'd say that #Lukashenko is to blame for brain drain https://t.co/sPknymP5oz
Un gruppo di donne fa una passeggiata sul lungo fiume con i colori della nuova Bielorussia
Forse per festeggiare il premio #Sakharov o, come al solito, per chiedere Libertà e Democrazia
Lo fanno senza sosta da più di 70 giorni, con bellezza e coraggio
#Minsk, ora https://t.co/bY8bmzxF3g
The #SakharovPrize is a well deserved tribute to the fight for democracy and freedom of the opposition in #Belarus. We will not forget you. #Lukashenko should be sanctioned immediately and new elections prepared in collaboration with all the political forces in the country. https://t.co/ej4C7WEPps
We welcome the @Europarl_EN decision to award this year‘s #SakharovPrize to the brave women and men of the opposition movement in #Belarus. Their courage and determination in defending the freedom of thought and expression is an inspiration to us all.
On Oct.22, 63yo Elena Gnauk, a resident of Brest, for taking part in the protest rally on August 30.
The court found the her guilty and imposed 30 basic fines ($310). Before that she was under arrest for 18 days.
Thanks God, she is free now!