Solitary confinement for disobedient Belarusians. Interview with Tatiana Khomich

Currently, one of the most important issues is undoubtedly the war in Ukraine, but we should not forget the people who have been behind bars in Belarus for a year and a half. There are over 2 000 of them. They fought for freedom and for democracy. The same values for which Ukrainians are fighting today.

Konrad Wirkowski, programme director of the WATCH DOCS festival had an opportunity to talk to Tatiana Khomich - a representative of the Belarusian Coordination Council for Political Prisoners and a sister of one of the Belarusian opposition leaders, Maria Kalesnikava. Khomich is one of the winners of the Sakharov Prize, awarded by the European Parliament in 2020 to the Belarusian democratic opposition.

The interview was published on the portal, and the direct link to the conversation can be found here

We also encourage you to visit the virtual exhibition prepared by the European Parliament on the Sakharov Prize in the context of human rights in the world.


This interview was prepared as part of the project, which is supported by the European Union under the European Parliament's communications grant programme.

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