Zmitser Dashkevich claims tortures

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Zmitser Dashkevich claims tortures

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.

This became known on Wednesday after the meeting between Dashkevich and his lawyer, who visited him in the colony in Horkі.

Imprisoned “Young Front” leader Zmitser Dashkevich complains also about violations of his rights, including the right for legal assistance, by the administration of the colony No.9. Moreover, Dashkevich claims there have been provocations and pressure on him from the side of other prisoners.

In connection with the above information, the “Young Front” invites to an extra-ordinary press-conference, where the activists of the organization will report all the details. The conference will take place on Tuesday, August 30, at 12.00 in Minsk, at the address Kulman Street, 4.

Lawyers could not meet with Zmitser Dashkevich for the last two months. The “Young Front” activists held a picket to protest against that near the prison walls. Dashkevich’s fiancée Nasta Palazhanka appealed to the General public prosecutor’s office demanding to start a criminal case against the prison administration. The public prosecutor’s office, the Department for Serving Punishments and the colony’s administration had been informed in advance about the lawyer’s visit to Dashkevich on Wednesday.

Political prisoner Zmitser Dashkevich and his ally Edward Lobau were arrested on December 18, the day before the Square events. They were groundlessly accused of hooliganism and sentenced to imprisonment.

Zmitser is now in the cell-type premises, where he has been transferred after serving punishment in a disciplinary cell. He can receive mail now.

Zmitser Dashkevich
correctional colony No. 9

213410, Dabraliubau Street, 16

Horki, Mahileu region,