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On Wednesday, the mass media wrote that Zmitser Dashkevich was kept in the punishment cell in the colony of Mazyr and that he started a hunger strike. Zmitser Dashkevich keeps the hunger strike for the 7th day.
The reason for the strike has become known today – inhuman behavior of the colony’s administration, in particular, the Chief of the colony Yury Zbarouski. Zmitser Dashkevich told that he would stop the hunger strike only when the prison administration stops persecuting him, adopts an adequate attitude towards him and apologizes for the previous insults and threats.
New criminal case is to be opened against Zmitser Dashkevich, Chairman of the International Youth Democratic Movement “Young Front” (registered in the Czech Republic)
Materials to initiate a new criminal case against an opposition activist for “violation and breaking prison rules” were filed to the Investigation Committee.
Imprisoned opposition activist Zmitser Dashkevich has been transferred from a cell-type room back to a regular unit at a correctional institution in Hlybokaye, the Belarusian service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported with reference to opposition politician Paval Sevyarynets.
Mr. Sevyarynets said that the 30-year-old leader of an opposition youth group called Malady Front may be released early under this year’s amnesty. Далей
Some people in Belarus still cling to Lukashenka’s regime ideology as they cannot imagine anything else. Others have a different view of the country’s future but prefer to remain silent and suffer in solitude. There are also those who declared an outright “holy war” against the regime, no matter what the cost, and are ready to sacrifice their lives on the altar of freedom.
Zmicier Dashkevich (30) is of this latter stock, a political prisoner, a protestant and the leader of the officially banned Young Front, a Belarusian opposition youth Далей
We would like to address to all of the progressive world community with a call for help! With shout about the fast and real help on rescue of life of the Belarussian prisoner of conscience Dmitry Dashkevich!
Worldly unrecognized, the president of Belarus and spiritually a moral freak Lukashenko continues to kill, physically and morally damage the people of Belarus. Everything what is happening at present suggests that we should all be afraid of the fact that in the nearest future (the count goes for days!) Lukashenko will kill the leader of Young Front Dmitry Dashkevich. Далей
Letter from Dzmiter Dashkevich to his godmother Nataliya Yasevich (english translation):
My dear mother,
Here I am in my new place of detention. I do not know what is going to happen to me here but it is not promising anything good. Now my only hope is God and that He will somehow free me from this place. Only if you could imagine how much I dream about being free from here….about how we would meet with each other and sit together in the garden by the barbecue… you have probably collected the harvest of this year by now. Далей
Зміцер Дашкевіч — лідар «Маладога Фронту», зарэгістраванага ў Чэхіі, — пераведзены ў выпраўленчую калонію горада Глыбокае (Віцебская вобласць), пра гэта БелаПАН паведаміла праваабаронца Наста Лойка. Далей
“The most important thing is to survive midseason colds. And to steer one’s blood by doing push-ups”
Political prisoner Zmitser Dashkevich was sent to a disciplinary cell 8 times. They do not let him sleep at night, prohibit to read the Bible. The “Young Front” leader is suffering from cold and is getting prepared for winter already in summer.
Zmitser Dashkevich’s lawyer managed to see his client on August 24. We would like to turn your attention to the fact that, before this, the lawyers had been denied in their requests to see Zmitser Dashkevich 5 times in a row. Далей
Political prisoner Zmitser Dashkevich has numerous complaints about the attitude to him which does not meet any regulations and can be estimated as using tortures. The “Young Front” organizes a special conference in connection with the above.
It is possible to find an Article against everyone. Especially, when we speak about freedom. 2 years – this is serious, but the others got longer terms. There were no proofs at the trial, just guesses. Tortures are used in prison.
We need a word of solidarity from everyone who wishes freedom for my colleague from Belarus.