The call came after four major Central European newspapers -- the Czech paper "Lidove Noviny", Poland's "Gazeta Wyborcza", Lithuania's "Lietuvos Rytas", and Slovakia's "SME" -- published an open letter on December 13 urging their respective governments to press for Kazulin's release.
Kazulin, who was jailed for five and a half years for leading protests against the reelection in March of President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, ended a 53-day hunger strike on December 12.
(AP, lidovky.cz, Charter 97)
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