Amnesty International believes that the arrest of Ales Bialiatski is politically motivated. It is intended to obstruct his legitimate activities as the human rights advocate.
The Human Rights Center "Viasna" helps individuals and families affected by the crackdown of demonstrations. As it is said in the special statement of the International Human Rights Organization. Amnesty International names the repressions against the civil society in Belarus after the presidential elections in December 2010 as unprecedented. And believes that Ales Bialiatski's detention is the part of persecution of civil society activists and human rights advocates by the Belarusian authorities.