On the 3rd of June Bogdan Roman will take part in pre-trial hearing concerning fight with right-wing hooligans. He is entered case under art. 339 part 3. It means group hooliganism with weapons caused injures which shall be punished by restraint of freedom from three to five years or imprisonment from three to ten years. Moreover he is entered case under art. 147 part 2. It means bodily harm made by group which shall be punished by imprisonment from five to fifteen years. Continue reading Belarusian prisoners’ news. May 2015.
Mikalai Dziadok protested against tortures by prison staff.
Mikalai Dziadok was transferred to correctional facility No.9 in Horki for his new prison term on May 12. On May 13, he was thrown into a punishment cell for five days. On May 19, he was transferred to a solitary confinement cell. Mikalai Dziadok spent the night in a very cold cell and asked to be transferred to another cell.
On the morning of May 20, the political prisoner cut his abdomen and arms to draw attention of prison officers. He received medical attention in a medical unit and was returned to the same cold cell where he remained until May 26. According to Valeria Khotsina, her husband already received four sanctions. Continue reading Mikalai Dziadok cuts his abdomen and arms in prison
Jauhen Vas’kovich met in colony with his mother and grandmother. As his mother said, her son looks better than before. He sends greetings to all. Parents carried him food parcel, hygiene and Bible. Next meeting with parents is planned in August. Continue reading Belarusian prisoners’ news. April 2015.
Dzmitry Zvanko’s mother visited him in colony. There were a lot of time to talk. Mother became quiet assured that his son is alive and healthy and not everything is as bad as shown in the movies. Dzmitry said that his colony will be disbanded. Only prisoners who sentenced for drugs will stay there bot most of people are already moved to another places. Meanwhile it’s unknown where Dzmitry will be transferred. We will inform you about it. Continue reading Belarusian prisoners’ news. March 2015
The political prisoner demands to annul Article 411 of the Criminal Code.
The Human Rights Center “Viasna” published an open letter by political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok, who draws attention to the gross violations of the rights of those held in prisons, disadvantages and throw-backs of “correctional” institutions, as well as unfair punishment under Article 411 of the Criminal Code:
– Greetings. My name is Mikalai Dziadok. I am writing this letter to all those for whom the words justice, humanism and human dignity is not an empty phrase.
On February 26 this year, I was convicted under Part 1 of Article 411 of the Criminal Code to 1 year imprisonment. Continue reading Mikalai Dziadok: “I want to be last convict under Article 411 of Criminal Code”