As of November 2021, 875 persons in Belarus are considered to be political prisoners, this is unacceptable. Today, on the day of solidarity with Belarus Political Prisoners, we keep calling for the release of all political prisoners and we re-affirm our standing by the people of Belarus who fight for freedom and democracy. We will fight against this dictatorial regime to keep suppressing free speech and human rights. As Antonio López-Istúriz, EPP Secretary General, said: ‘This crisis requires a quick and decisive European response to defend our borders and values.’     Watch the full message from our Secretary General:  

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