On November 12, there was an attack on our members, as a result of which:
We consider these actions to be purposeful persecution of the illegitimate government of Belarus and an attempt to stop active students who assert their demands, participate in the socio-political life of the country and have a voice. It should be reminded that during the existence of the Association – since 1989 – the organization and its members have been repeatedly subjected to repressions and persecutions. For about 20 years, the BSA has existed without official registration, furthermore, by the summer of 2019 it was still under the threat of a criminal article “Actions on behalf of an unregistered organization”, but despite this, we continue to protect students’ rights, promote Belarusian language and culture, act to improve quality of higher education.
Now we are aware of the names of 5 members who are being held in the KGB and a dozen other students who are being prosecuted.
Based on the above, the Belarusian Students’ Association and the European Students’ Union:
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