“A letter in Belyatsky support has been submitted to the presidential
administration today,” sources in the unregistered rights center
Vyasna, led by Belyatsky, told Interfax on Friday.
“We think the rights campaigner’s conviction was unlawful and was
connected with his work. His arrest was the result of the authorities’
long-lasting policy with regards to rights campaigners and public
organizations,” the letter says.
The authors also urged the authorities to stop putting pressure and
persecuting members of the civil society and rights community, and to
bring the national legislation into line with international human rights