Lukashenko’s Fairytale

Lukashenko’s Fairytale

Young Liberals of Norway (in Norwegian) made a statement on Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak’s visit and apparent tribute to Belarus in its current form.

Rybak who was born in Belarus, but brought up in Norway won the Eurovision Song Contest this year and was initially cheered on by most of Belarusian diaspora.

However, in May Rybak went to Belarus and performed for the dictator in the Presidential palace, and has recieved great critique for not putting the violations against human rights in his birthcountry on the agenda but instead supporting the current regime.

Young Liberals of Norway critiques Rybak for posting a picture of him and Lukashenko where Rybak is smiling. With the picture a statement was also posted where Rybak is claiming: “because of him (Lukashenko) Minsk is the cleanest and most beautiful city in Europe.”

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Also the Secretary General of Amnesty Norway John Peder Egenaes says in Dagbladet.no (Norwegian), that Rybak’s statement promotes the dictator despite proof of human rights violations in Belarus.



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