Updated at 14:38,23-10-2020

People donate to Byalyatski Br10 million

For the human rights defender stood up those, whom he once helped himself.

Money, to compensate the damage allegedly caused by the human rights defender to the government, are sent by people whom the human rights center "Spring" has once helped : political prisoners and their relatives.

Human rights defender Tatyana Ravyaka told in an interview to Belsat TV channel. A lot of money to support Ales Byalyatski comes from public and political activists, colleagues, friends of "Viasna" head. However, many last names aren't known to human rights defenders. Amounts of the receipts are different - from Br 20 000 to 10 million.

On December 29 it was more than Br 600 million on the bank account (more than $ 70 million).

Family and colleagues of Ales Byalyatski express deep gratitude to everyone who was able to help the human rights activist, as well as to those who in these difficult days supported him morally, sending letters and postcards to prison.

The amount which by the court's decision Ales Byalyatski has to pay is 757 million 526 thousand 717 rubles (about $90 million).

Wife of Byalyatski Natalya Pinchuk said that if more money come on the account, they will go to pay the tax, which she is obligated to pay (12% of the total).

The money, in order to pay off "the damage caused to the state", must be transferred to an account opened on the name of Natalya Pinchuk.