The topic of prison caste system is often raised in the media in recent times, it is often discussed in connection with the political prisoners. However, almost all who write on the subject, know about it at best from the stories of former inmates or use common social stereotypes. As a result, there are often a lot of blunders and false representation.
The aim of this article is to illuminate some aspects of this complex and multifaceted phenomenon the informal hierarchy in Belarus prisons. Continue reading Mikalai Dziadok: Untouchables in the Prison Hierarchy
On 22nd August president Lukashenko has signed papers to release all the political prisoners, including our comrades Ihar, Mikalai and Artsiom as well as the nationalist Jauhen Vas’kovich.
This release comes after 5 years that they had to spend in prison. All the time prisoners were subject to psychological and physical torture. Numerous days were spent in solitary confinement as a punishment for struggle aginst the prison oppression.
We are glad to meet our comrades and see them in good spirits! They are now together with their families and friends. They will be under constant police control for next 5 years.
With this happening we would like to thank everyone who was helping ABC-Belarus all these years. We enjoyed incredible support of communities all around the world and through this we manage to create a really encouraging atmosphere of solidarity. Thank you very much!
Though these people are free, there are still several comrades who are in prisons in Belarus. They also need your support.
Till all are free.
Today Alexander Lukashenko has signed papers to release all official political prisoners in the country. This includes anarchists Ihar Alinevich, Mikalai Dziadok and Artsiom Prakapenko.
We would like to congratulate our comrades and thank everyone for the solidarity with them!
On 23 August Mikalai Dziadok will become 27. Once again he will have to celebrate his birthday in prison. Relatives and friends of the anarchist were hoping to have him outside of the prison that day, because he was supposed to be released march this year. However out of fear for political protests and loosing power state have decided to keep Dziadok one more year in Prison.
You can send him your warm words at:
213410, Gorki, ul. Dobrolubova, 16, IK-9, PKT
Dedok Nikolai Aleksandrovich / Dziadok Mikalai Aliaksandravich*
You can also send him a letter through our online form – https://abc-belarus.org/?page_id=579&lang=en
We call everyone to congratulate our friend on that day with actions of solidarity and letters.
Mikalai Dziadok has been held in the correctional colony in Horki for two months already. He was transferred there on May 12, after being sentenced to one year of imprisonment under Article 411 of the Criminal Code.
During this time the political prisoner has been placed in the penal cell five times and spent there 42 days. The reason for placing him there was that he allegedly violated the prison regime and refused from the work that didn’t suit him.
On June 30 the prisoner was transferred to a cell-type facility for six months, as a malignant violator of the prison regime. Continue reading Mikalai Dziadok. Bitter taste of colony in Horki