Bernard Guetta, Acting Chairman of the Subcommittee on Human Rights, responded to an appeal by the Secretary General of the European Trade Union Confederation ETUC and PERC. In it he described the actions of the European Parliament in the matter of release of Belarusian political prisoners.
In it he thanked the trade unions for the information concerning the sentences and imprisonment of the leader and officials of Belarusian trade unions Aliaksandr Yarashuk, Siarhei Antusevich and Iryna But-Husaim.
"The European Parliament is concerned about the continuing repression and serious human rights violations in Belarus. In this context, our organization stands firmly in solidarity with the the people of Belarus, leaders of the democratic opposition and civil society, organizations and, in particular, members of trade unions.
In its latest resolution of 24 November 2022 on Belarus, the European Parliament strongly condemns the baseless and politically motivated sentences handed down against more than 1,400 political prisoners. It also demands an immediate end to the violence and repression and the unconditional release of all political prisoners and all persons arbitrarily detained, arrested or convicted on political grounds, and that all charges against them be dropped," the letter says.
- I would like to assure you that the European Parliament and its competent bodies, including the Subcommittee on Human Rights, will continue to closely monitor the situation of rights in Belarus, in particular respect for the rights of all prisoners," said Bernard Guetta.