“On May 25, an exhibition of works by migrants opened at the library of Vilnius University. Organised by the NGO Sienos Grupė (Border Group), it seeks to raise awareness of conditions faced by asylum seekers who have spent multiple months in detention in Lithuania.
Last year, Lithuania, Latvia, and Poland saw thousands of people, mostly from Africa and the Middle East, enter the country irregularly from Belarus. Officials in Brussels and Vilnius say the Minsk regime launched its “hybrid attack” in response to EU sanctions over repressions against the Belarusian opposition.
But the same people have now spent more than half a year in detention. For organisers of the exhibition, art is a way of making sure they are not forgotten.”
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