Political prisoner Frantskevich thrown into punishment cell

The political prisoner refused to fulfil an order of the penal colony authorities.

Aliaksandr Frantskevich was thrown to a punishment cell for disobedience to orders, Radio Svaboda learned from his mother Tatiana Frantskevich.

The political prisoner serves his term in a penal colony in Ivatsevichy (the Brest region).

Earlier, Frantskevich refused to apply for a pardon.

Tatyana Frantskevich said on July 19: “Prisoners who talk to Aliaksandr in the penal colony have faced pressure. They were forbidden to talk to him. It is done to isolate him, to keep him without contacts and friends. He wrote in a letter and repeated on the phone that he would not sign a pardon application.”

Aliaksandr Frantskevich marked his 22nd birthday on May 6. He was to have a long-term meeting with his mother on his birthday, but the prison administration cancelled it. Frantskevich was deprived of a considerable sum of monetary aid – he is now allowed to receive only 100,000 rubles per month instead of 500,000 rubles.

Ihar Alinevich, Mikalai Dzyadok and Aliaksandr Frantskevich were tried in the so-called anarchists case. The were sentenced to 8, 4.5 and 3 years in prison respectively.

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