Concern for Honorary Professor Maria Kalesnikava

Press release
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We are deeply saddened and concerned by the news that the imprisoned Belarusian musician and activist Maria Kalesnikava was transferred from her isolation cell in the penal camp to the intensive care unit of a hospital last Monday. Her family also has no information about her health condition so far and is not allowed to visit her. Our thoughts are with her and we wish her a speedy and full recovery.

We protest against the inhumane treatment of Maria Kalesnikava and all political prisoners by the Belarusian regime and demand their immediate release. In addition, Maria Kalesnikava's acute illness requires her immediate release from prison.

In recognition of her actions and commitment to social freedom and basic democratic values, the Mozarteum University awarded Maria Kalesnikava an honorary professorship in March of this year.

Senate &
Solidarity Network Practicing Care of the University Mozarteum Salzburg