Belarusian political prisoner Mikhail Marynich, placed to republican hospital was visited by his sons, leaders of the civil initiative “Freedom to political prisoners!”, members of “Free Belarus” Igor and Pavel Marynich. As said by the sons of the political prisoner, the state of health of Mikhail Marynich had not improved at all. “Father is an ill man. He has not recovered after the stroke. The leg is not functioning well, and he has pain in his arm. And now he has a rather serious eye infection. He could have lost eyesight if not provided medical aid in good time,” said Pavel Marynich to the Charter’97 press center. However, as said by him, Mikhail Marynich is cheerful, and he passes words of gratitude to all those who support him.
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Informing the public about issues in this area that receive little coverage in the Western media.
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Supporting and publicising nonviolent pro-democracy groups throughout the region.
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We are continuing to focus our efforts on the Belarusian prisoner of conscience Mikhail Marinich.
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