President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, emphasized that the German authorities would continue to monitor the fate of political prisoners in Belarus.
Speaking in Berlin, Steinmeier emphasized that Lukashenko's regime is responsible for the lives of opposition activists and political figures, imprisoned for their beliefs. The FRG president expressed alarm at the deteriorating conditions of detention and restricted access to medical care and lawyer support for political prisoners in Belarus.
"We do not forget Maria Kolesnikova, Maxim Znak and all the others! Your regime is responsible for their lives," Steinmeier emphasized in his address to Alexander Lukashenko.
Currently, there are more than 1,500 political prisoners in Belarusian prisons, including 44 leaders and activists of democratic trade unions. Concern about the fate of these people and the demand to provide them with human conditions of detention remains in the center of attention of the international community.