EU: Belarusian regime must immediately release Maria Kalesnikava 
December 1, 2022

EU: Belarusian regime must immediately release Maria Kalesnikava 

The European Union has demanded that the Belarusian regime immediately release Maria Kalesnikava, one of the leaders of the Belarusian opposition, from detention, and guarantee her urgent and appropriate medical treatment.

“Reports about Maria Kalesnikava’s health are extremely worrying,” said Peter Stano, the European Commission’s Lead spokesperson for foreign affairs and security policy. “The EU reiterates its demand for the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners.”

On 30 November, Maria Kalesnikava was hospitalised in a serious condition. According to her Twitter account, her lawyer was denied access and her diagnosis is still being kept secret. 

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