British Ambassador meets political prisoners’ relatives

British Ambassador to Belarus Rosemary Thomas met political prisoners’ relatives on March 17.

The press service of the British Embassy has informed BelaPAN that the women whose relatives are accused of participation in the mass disorders in Minsk on December 19, 2010 described their efforts to make the authorities fulfill the prisoners’ rights.

Thomas expressed anxiety in connection with the fact that one of the detained, 26-year-old Dzmitry Bulanau, could not receive the necessary medical treatment and that his health was deteriorating which contradicted to Belarus’ international commitments. The Ambassador stressed that the British government also considered the accusation of Dzmitry Dashkevich and Edward Lobau of hooliganism to be politically motivated.