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The “Young Front” activists, detained on August 2 near the correctional colony No. 9 in Horki, were sentenced to administrative detention for the terms from 10 till 17 days. Most of them were charged under two articles of the Administrative Code – participation in a non-sanctioned event and disobedience to the police.
Nadzeya Krapivina has told “BelSAT” about the meeting with her husband Ales Kirkevich and read out an extract from his letter.
The wife and the mother of the “Young Front” Vice-Chairman visited him in Novapolatsk colony. Nadzeya Krapivina has told that they spoke through a telephone receiver and there was glass between them. There were no other meetings in the room at that moment. According to Nadzeya, Ales does not tell the details of his life in the colony as he does not want to make his close people sad.
The “Young Front” activists from Zhodzina are spreading their expansion and urging to stop tortures against Zmitser Dashkevich.
The activists disseminated informational leaflets calling on people to join the :Young Front”, as well as leaflets with the information about the destiny of the organization’s imprisoned leader Zmitser Dashkevich, who had been placed into a dungeon for the third time in a row by the colony’s administration.
The on-line petition in support of political prisoners Zmitser Bandarenka, Mikita Likhavid and Zmitser Dashkevich at the Facebook page has already been signed by more than 70 people. Among them there are Uladzimir Nyaklyaeu, Andrej Khadanovich, Liavon Volski, Aliaksandr Pamidorau and other famous civil and cultural activists of contemporary Belarus.
You can also sign under this petition at our web-site in the comments to this article (no pre-moderation).
Representatives of the Belarusian diaspora in the USA sent a letter to the head of the correctional colony No. 9 in Horki, where Zmitser Dashkevich is imprisoned.
Belarusians of America express their concern with regard to the situation around Zmitser Dashkevich in the colony.
Informational stickers about political prisoner Zmitser Dashkevich appeared in a little Belarusian town Horki. The town is known by the Horki Agricultural Academy, where Europe’s last dictator Aliaksandr Lukashenka used to study, and the correctional colony No. 9, where Zmitser Dashkevich is imprisoned now. Taking into consideration the town signs, Dashkevich is more famous in Horki.
The political prisoner wrote to his friends that on July 26 he had been transported from the pre-trial detention center No. 1, located in Valadarski Street in Minsk, to the correctional colony No. 3, where another political prisoner Aliaksandr Atroshchankau is serving punishment.
Administration of the colony in Horki did not let Zmitser Dashkevich’s lawyer see her client. The deputy head of the colony Aliaksandr Lapatka explained his actions by “following his personal interests”.
12 petitions demanding to soften the confinement regime for the political prisoners were filed to the Department on Serving Punishments on July 26.The petitions were signed by the participants of a smart-mob picket, organized through a social network Facebook. The participants of the action got together near the Department, signed petitions and brought them to the institution for registration one by one.
Zmitser Dashkevich got out of the disciplinary cell; however, according to the deputy head of the Department on Serving Punishments, Zmitser Dashkevich received another disciplinary punishment, for the third time since he had been sent to this colony.