The presidential candidate does not intend to exchange his prison sentence for the legitimacy of the dictator.
Presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov does not recognize the EU’s demands for the release of political prisoners for the sake of further negotiations with Aleksandr Lukashenko.
The movement “Revolution through the social network,” has announced the details of the first autumn campaign of silent protest.
The political prisoner is calling on the West to refrain from premature optimism about the release of a few people convicted for the events on 19 December.
On 31 August the coordinator of “European Belarus”, Dmitrii Bondarenko, in a serious condition after surgery, was sent to serve his sentence in penal colony No. 15 in Mogilev.
Apart from the terms of his surrender, there is nothing to discuss with the Belarusian dictator.
As part of the campaign “Sannikov is our president!”, activists of “European Belarus” have put up posters in the city of Svetlogorsk, with a picture of the leader of “European Belarus”, Andrei Sannikov, and the captions “Belarus should go into Europe!”, “Enough of life under a dictator!” and “Sannikov is our president!”
On 25 August 1991, the 5th Extraordinary Session of the Supreme Council of the BSSR adopted the Law “On the law of giving constitutional status to the Declaration of the BSSR Supreme Council about the state sovereignty of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic” and the decree “About ensuring the political and economic independence of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic.”
On 18 August the journalist Irina Khalip visited her husband, the presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov, at the prison in Novopolatsk.
Doctors insist that the political prisoner requires a minimum of half a year of rehabilitation.