Belarus: Free dozens of jailed union activists

In partnership with the Belarusian Independent Trade Union, BITU and the International Trade Union Confederation.

On Friday, 13 November police arrested 42 trade union activists who were visiting a museum honouring Tadeusz Kościuszko. Among them are participants in the strike at the JSC Belaruskali plant. Upon leaving the museum, they were spotted by police as they carried the white-red-white flag of Belarus. Among those arrested were some of the trade union leaders released only a few days earlier. The detainees are in the courtyard of the Ivatsevichi Police station. The police are saying that "some of the arrested will be kept before trial." Normally courts are open earliest on Monday. Please join us in sending an urgent message to the local and national police demanding their release.

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