Belarusian and British stars expressed solidarity with the Ukrainian activists, who faced repression in Belarus.
«On December 19, 2011, the Artists’ Manifesto was published. We called world leaders' attention to events in Belarus and we demanded the release of political prisoners.
Today we protest against the recent abduction of four Ukranian FEMEN activists who suffered arrest, beatings, threats and humiliation at a peaceful demonstration in Belarus.
The FEMEN women held a topless protest in front of the KGB headquaters in Minsk, displaying banners and shouting «Long Live Belarus». They were arrested, taken away, stripped naked and had their heads shaved. The unacceptable behaviour of the Belarusian authorities serves as a reminder of the organized kidnapping and murder by Death Squads there in 1999-2000.
We appeal to all democratic governments, human rights organizations and international media to notice and publicise what is happening in Belarus, a country in the centre of Europe, and to act quickly before people are killed.
We also send our support and solidarity to the brave women of FEMEN who speak out for freedom of expression and assembly in Belarus.