Action of solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners to take place in Vilnius on February 16

The action will begin near the museum of genocide victims at 4 p.m. Its participants will light candles and walk towards the Belarusian Embassy where a meeting of solidarity will take place. The action is organized by Belarusian citizens who had to leave Belarus after December 19 and representatives of civil campaigns and organizations with the help of the Lithuanian organization Belarus Watch. "We are urging the international community to demand that the Belarusian authorities should release all political prisoners immediately. We state that there cannot be any political prisoners in a democratic country. We are asking the Lithuanian civil community to express solidarity on this day”, -say the organizers. Vilnius city administration has allowed the action.