22/12-2010 07:46, Bishkek - 24.kg news agency , by Julia MAZYKINA
Kyrgyzstan's human right defenders requested the Belarusian Ambassador to bring to his command the request to stop violence against activists and human right defenders in his country. Citizens against Corruption human right center reports whose members met with Belarus Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Viktor Denisenko.
Reportedly, the Ambassador initiated the meeting after he had received from human right defenders a protest letter regarding to detention of their counterparts in Minsk on December 19-20. During the meeting human right defenders reminded the Ambassador that Belarus being a member of OSCE and UN should observe principles of ensuring human rights. Activists handed the staff of the Embassy print copies of Internet articles containing list of detained reporters and human right defenders. They expressed deep concern about detention of activists of Vesna human right center.
The ambassador told human right defenders that "on December 21 activists of Vesna center were released without drawing up a report." He dropped a hint of doubt about the peaceful character of the rally on December 19 when over 600 people were detained. In confirmation of his words the Ambassador handed human right defenders written applications of five presidential nominees who are condemning unpacific character of rallies during elections and are blaming some opposition leaders in inciting disorders. Human right defenders doubted the veracity of applications and assumed they were written "under pressure."
Finally, human right defenders requested the Ambassador to bring to his command the request of Kyrgyzstan's human right defenders "to stop the violence against activists and human right defenders of Belarus, release illegally arrested activists and observe international norms and esteem legally detention of activists of Vesna center. Viktor Denisenko promised to fulfill their requests. Ombudsman of Kyrgyzstan Tursunbek Akun voiced support of demands of human right defenders and stated he would make the similar appeal.