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Families of political prisoners thanked the Roman Pontiff for his attention to the imprisoned politicians and activists, asked him to facilitate their soonest release and not to stop praying for Belarus.
Relatives of political prisoners sent an open letter as a reaction to the visit of the Nuncio archbishop to the Belarusian prisons, where he met with Mikalaj Statkevich, Zmitser Dashkevich, Pavel Syevyarynets (at the specialized confinement facility), Ales Byalyatski, Syarhei Kavalenka and Pavel Syramalotau (already released). Далей
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
The administration of Correctional Institution No. 22 in Ivatsevichy, Brest region, is putting pressure on young opposition activist Eduard Lobaw, Paval Sevyarynets, co-chairman of the Belarusian Christian Democracy party, told BelaPAN on Thursday.
“In a letter dated June 1, Eduard says that his situation has recently changed for the worse, and that he is now constantly charged with various disciplinary offenses,” said Mr. Sevyarynets, who is himself serving a three-year “restricted freedom” and corrective labor sentence in a dormitory-style correctional facility in the Brest region. Далей
Three Young Front activists have not been set free after serving administrative arrests and stay imprisoned till the end of Putin’s official visit to Minsk.
On ending up their administrative arrest YF activists did not even have a quick breathe in the open air. They were followed and taken directly to court to stand the trial on alleged disorderly conduct and sentenced to administrative arrests. They are again accused of speaking foul language in the public. Далей
On May 26 Young Front activist Raman Vasilyeu was to have been released after 12-day arrest for posting the national white-red-white flag in the anniversary day of the referendum of changing the national symbols. The guy was brought with a new administrative protocol and set under arrest in Akhrestin Detention Jail centre.
On May 28 Raman stood trial in Maskouski district court. The same story happened to his friends Uladzimir Yaromenak and and Dzmitry Kremianetski.
On May 25 Maskouski district court (judge Tatsiana Motyl) accused Young Front activist Dzmitry Kremianetski and sentenced him to 10-day administrative arrest. The witnesses were Davydziuk and Hancharou. The activist was not set free on May 24 after the previous 10-day arrest.
On May 24Ul.Yaromenak was taken to stand trial in Maskouski district court from Akhrestin Detention Jail Centre where he was to have been set free the day before.
Instead of being released the guy was brought with a new protocol on Article 17.1 “Disorderly Conduct”. Далей
Dear Sir/Madam,I would like to thank you for Your position with regard to the Belarusian regime on behalf of the “Young Front”. To my deepest regret, we should state that there is an inaccuracy in the European Parliament’s resolution on Belarus dated March 29, 2012.In claim 3 of the Resolution there is a list of people whose release the European Union will strive to achieve as the first priority. Далей