The Belarusian democracy movement has been subjected to massive repression since the rigged presidential elections of 9 August 2020. Peaceful protesters have been brutally arrested, representatives of the opposition have been imprisoned and tortured, even media and NGOs’ workers have been persecuted. The ISHR invites everyone to support the Belarusian democracy movement at a rally to be held on 18 September 2021 at Römer (Frankfurt-am-Main).

Solidarity with the Belarusian democratic movement!

We see the numerous shocking events in Belarus as an opportunity to hold a rally, and in cooperation with Kulturverein Belarus e.V. and Martina Feldmayer (MdL) we want to stand up for freedom and democracy for the people of Belarus. Europe must show together that Lukashenko’s system has no future!

In particular, we demand the release of all political prisoners, an immediate end of persecution and tortures of opposition and civil society representatives, as well as the holding of new free and democratic elections in Belarus.

Since the rigged presidential elections in Belarus in August 2020, the repression against the democracy movement has assumed unimaginable proportions. More than 10.000 people have been arrested, physically abused and tortured and held for months in overcrowded prison cells, in some cases without trial or formal charges. The state apparatus has used massive violence against members of the opposition, and there have already been several deaths as a result of the state violence. Even members of the media and non-governmental organisations have been harassed and repressed.




Speakers (not a complete list):

Axel Kaufmann, CDU Bundestag candidate for Frankfurt


Christina Zich, Kulturverein Belarus


Klaus Klipp, Chairman of the Board of Europa Union Frankfurt


Marina Zumstein, Kulturverein Belarus


Manfred Sapper, Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Osteuropa”


Martina Feldmayer, member of the landtag (Alliance 90/The Greens)


Olga Karatch, founder of the human rights organisation “Nash Dom” in Belarus


Omid Nouripour, member of the Bundestag and Spokesperson on Foreign Policy (Alliance 90/The Greens)


Peter Heidt, member of the Bundestag (FDP)


Prof. Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher, president of the International Council of the ISHR


Ulli Nissen, member of the Bundestag (SPD)