[arch-dev-public] Anatol is inactive due to situation in Belarus

Jerome Leclanche jerome at leclan.ch
Fri Aug 14 09:55:03 UTC 2020

Wish you all the best, Anatol. Stay safe and good luck out there, we're all
with you and your country.

On Fri, Aug 14, 2020 at 2:30 AM Anatol Pomozov via arch-dev-public <
arch-dev-public at archlinux.org> wrote:

> Hello folks
> My name is Anatol Pomozov and I am an Arch Linux developer. I've been
> quiet for a couple of weeks now and will probably stay away from my
> Arch Linux/pacman (+bcc:pacman-dev@) duties for a bit more. Please
> feel free to take care of my packages if it's needed.
> The reason for this decision is a situation that happens in my home
> country. I am a belarusian. My home country, my beautiful Belarus is
> essentially taken hostage by a usurpator Lukashenko. He has been
> "ruling" the country for 26 years already. Lukashenko cancelled
> results of the last election (where he took ~10% of votes) and
> declared that he is going to stay in power for another 5 years. All
> his political opponents were put into a jail or hiding from him
> abroad. Anyone who demands fair elections is terrorized by his
> personal army. Many people are tortured in jail.
> You can see what happens in Belarus in these clips
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG3D6881AXY
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6tCGnM0xiQ
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0VLjQvCxcc
> I live abroad and I am safe now. But my parents and relatives are in
> Belarus and they were essentially taken hostage by the Lukashenko's
> government. The last few weeks were stressful for me and I want to
> focus on my extended family as much as possible.
> I understand that Arch maillist might not be the place for political
> statements but this is something personal and something important for
> me.
> There is no place for such violence and there is no place for
> dictators in Europe of the 21st century. Please support Belarusian
> people in their fight against the usurpator. Talk to your
> governor/mayor/deputy/..., ask them to contact Belarusian government
> to stop the violence. Talk to the press, explain to them what is going
> on in Belarus right now. Anything that brings peace to Belarus will be
> helpful. Thank you.
> Жыве Беларусь!

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