Beate Müller-Gemmeke, a deputy from the parliamentary group "Alliance 90"/"The Greens," has written an open letter to Hanna Ablab, who was convicted in the case of the "Rabochy Ruch" and is her "political godmother."
The reason for the publication of the letter is that the administrations of prisons and colonies do not deliver letters to political prisoners in Belarus.
"She must know that I support her, that I am in solidarity with her, and that I will continue to work for her release," said Ms. Müller-Gemmeke.
Dear Hanna Ablab,
I have learned that my letters do not reach you at all. I have been writing to you since I took political patronage over you some time ago. After your conviction, I only recently sent you my last letter. Therefore, I know that you do not know about my letters and my patronage, and you are not familiar with me.
I am a member of the German Bundestag from the "Alliance 90/The Greens" faction and have taken political patronage over you because I am personally involved in your release. In addition, I hope that my contribution will help improve the conditions of detention in the prison until your, hopefully, imminent release. Together with other members of my faction, we are advocating for the immediate release of all political prisoners who, like you, tirelessly fight for democracy and human rights.
We were informed that we should make our letters to our wards publicly available in the hope that you will finally learn about our efforts. Therefore, my letters to you will now also be published. I hope that now you will finally have the opportunity to answer me: can you let me know how you are doing?
I sincerely hope that you will be free soon, and I promise you that we - and I personally - as deputies will continue to decisively advocate for your release and the release of your imprisoned colleagues - no matter how long it takes.
Best regards and with great respect,
It should be reminded that on February 17, 2023, the Gomel Regional Court pronounced a verdict against Hanna Ablab. Judge Aliaksandr Piskunou found Hanna guilty in the case of the "Rabochy Ruch" and sentenced her to 11 years of imprisonment in a colony under general conditions.