A shelter for refugees from Belarus has been operating in Bialystok, Poland, for two and a half months. During this time, it received 25 people. The shelter was opened in December last year by the joint efforts of "A Country to Live in" foundation and its Polish partners from the "Fundacja Bialorus 2020" and the support of the iHeplBelarus.org financial group.
Natalia from the Vitebsk region took an active part in collecting signatures for Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. The current government considered Natalya dangerous and arrested her on election day. And although she was released soon, it became clear that Lukashenka's guardsmen would not stop there. Indeed, countless inspections of Natalia's business and her husband by the regulatory authorities began, a criminal case was opened.
The wave of violence that swept across the country after the presidential elections in Belarus did not leave indifferent Dmitry, the Belarusian State University student. However, it is dangerous to openly express one's position in the conditions of authoritarianism turning into a dictatorship. Dmitry faced the inhuman conditions of the Belarusian penitentiary system and came under pressure at his home university.
2020 changed the life of Olga Zazulinskaya. She was an election observer, then she became a volunteer. Olga had to answer for her convictions and civil position before Lukashenka's guardsmen. Together with her family, she was forced to leave the country.