This is stated by Walter Sanchez, Secretary General of the IndustriALL Global Union, who has appealed to the Belarusian Investigating Committee with a request to allow Gennady Fedynich to leave Belarus.
The conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) will tale place in Geneva from May 28 to June 8. Apart from the governmental delegation of Belarus, the ILO also invites independent unionists, including Gennady Fedynich, the REP Chairman, who is also a deputy of a member of the IndustriALL's executive committee. The ILO conference will discuss the situation of trade unions in different countries of the world. However, Gennady Fedynich, a figurant of the so-called "trade union case", is under recognizance not to leave Belarus.
In his request to the Investigating Committee, Walter Sanchez guarantees Gennady's timely return to the Republic of Belarus.
"International solidarity is very important. The entire international community should know about the true state of affairs: that the so-called 'trade union case' is purely political. The ILO conference is one of the tools to influence the Western diplomacy. It is highly desirable for Fedynich to personally take part in the conference; moreover, that he is an official delegate," Nikolai Gerasimenko, the REP's press secretary, has commented on Walter Sanchez's appeal.