The Kremlin does not recognize the presence of political prisoners in Belarus

By | September 8, 2020
The Kremlin does not recognize the presence of political prisoners in Belarus

There are no political prisoners in Belarus. This was announced today, September 8, by the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov.

“We are not ready to admit in general, in principle, the presence of political prisoners in Belarus,” he said.
At the same time, he noted that the Kremlin is not ready to solidarize with the call from the leadership of a number of Western countries and international organizations to release political prisoners in Belarus.

“You cannot make any generalization here. We disagree with this interpretation. It is necessary to consider each individual case, and we think it is wrong to hang labels or make generalizations, ”said Vladimir Putin’s press secretary.
At the same time, Peskov said that Moscow does not have detailed information about what happened to the member of the Coordinating Council (CC) of the Belarusian opposition Maria Kolesnikova.
Maria Kolesnikova in Minsk
“We hope that the situation will be clarified and we will hear some clarifications, clarifications or statements that will clarify what happened,” he said and added that “kidnapping is something that cannot be approved in any way.” , but in this case “it must be differentiated from the detention of people in strict accordance with the law.”
At the same time, the press secretary of the Russian leader once again stressed that there could be no official contacts between Moscow and the Constitutional Court since this body was recognized as unconstitutional.

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