Belarusian prisoners’ news. November 2014

On November 20 Mikalai Dziadok was charged with malicious disobedience to the demands of prison administration (art.411). This became known from a state lawyer, who had been called to attend the procedure. The case was started on November 13. In the near future the anarchist will be transferred to the pre-trial detention centre as a defendant.

Before that Dziadok had spent 8 days in a punishment cell, and was transferred to the solitary confinement. The prisoner must have been set free on March 3, 2015 after 4.5 year in prison. The new case can add a year to his final sentence.

As you know, the presidential elections are to take place in autumn of 2015. Lukashenko does his best to neutralise his political opponents, especially anarchists, who fight against any power and are ready to act radically.

Jauhen Vas’kovich transferred to the colony from the prison where he spent three years according to the court decision. He wrote to his mother that he felt fine and had already left for work. Political prisoner asked relatives to send him warm clothes because winter is coming. According to the law, he has three short and two long visits per year. Rushaniya Vas’kovich doesn’t know when she will visit his son in the colony. He must tell it soon.

Artsiom Prakapenka parents visited the son in the colony. The administration allowed them a two-hour meeting. Violetta Prakapenka says, her son feels good, makes trainings and reading books. However, mother of political prisoner noticed that her son became very thin. Colony leaves its mark, she says.

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