Live readings in solidarity with Belarus to take place Tuesday

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Tuesday, November 17, live readings of the "White Book of Justice" compiled by Belarusian journalists will take place from the Latvian National Theater, said Gertrude Street Theater November 16.

The book «У пошуках правасуддзя. Гісторыі гвалту ў Беларусі» (Looking for justice. The history of violence in Belarus) has been produced and published by a number of Belarusian non-governmental human rights and journalists organizations. The book compiles 145 stories written by journalists, where ordinary people talk about the violence experienced during protests in Belarus, their physical and psychological trauma.

The repressions in Belarus are ongoing and, according to human rights organizations, 17 000 arrests and at least six deaths have been witnessed.

The arrangement and scenario of the event was written by Ināra Slucka: "Similarly to us, the Belarusian people also began their own freedom struggle with peaceful protests, but what followed is beyond comprehension... Hard to believe it is still happening today, next to us, in a neighboring country. (..)

I do not know whether we can change anything with this solidarity in the real course of political events, but we can support the Belarusian people in the fight for their freedom."

The testimonies recorded by Belarusian journalists will be read by the actors of the Latvian National Theater Uldis Anže, Raimonds Celms, Maija Doveika, Egils Melbārdis, Valters Sīlis, Kaspars Zvīgulis. The readings will be accompanied by an interview by journalist Sigita Roke with the event's eyewitness journalist, Ruslan Kulevich, from Rodno (Belarus).

The livestream can be viewed  on November 17, 19:00 Riga time, on the Delfi portal as well as the Facebook  pages of Latvian National Theater, Gertrude street theater, Danish Culture Institute, and Baltic Centre for Media Excellence.

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