Belarusian prisoners’ news. May 2015.

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.

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 – only to face no reaction from the prison guards.

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. Anarchist has already received four sanctions in two weeks.

For a long time there is no information about anarchist prisoner Ihar Alinevich. Last time he called in early May and informed parents that he had spent 10 days in a punishment cell. Since then they have received only one letter from him.

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