Yesterday evening I finally got round to taking part in Liberal Youth's Bears for Belarus campaign. I'm quite pleased about this as it is rather an important cause.
You see, Belarus is the last dictatorship in Europe - run by Andrie Lukashenko who still calls his security forces the KGB and who is imprisons and tortures democracy campaigners (including members of Belarus' equivalent of Liberal Youth).
So a few weeks ago a small Swedish PR firm flew a plane into Belarus and parachuted teddy bears holding pro-democracy placards into Minsk, the capital of Belarus.
A week later two journalism students in Belarus were arrested for taking pictures of themselves with a soft toy.
You see, that's the kind of man Lukashenko is - he imprisons people over small cuddly toys.
So Liberal Youth has organised the Bears for Belarus campaign where people take pictures of themselves with soft toys to show solidarity with journalists and freedom campaigners in Belarus.
The website for the campaign can be found here and it's be really great if all of you could get involved - apparently there's been an absolutely amazing response so far.
And, for what it's worth, here's a picture of me with my teddy bear:
Long live freedom and long live democracy - may they come to Belarus soon.