Aliaksandr Kazulin denied commutation

2008 2008-03-20T22:07:28+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Political prisoner Alyaksandr Kazulin was rejected the commutation the second time, Interfax learnt from Vitba-3 penal colony, where he is serving the term of punishment.

As it was informed earlier, A. Kazulin’s daughter Yuliya sent a petition for commutation for her father. She asked to change the rest term to public or correctional labour, and to review ten breaches of inner discipline. In particular, she asked to review the breaches that were fixed during the hungry strike of Kazulin.

“The answer to Y. Kazulina’s letter, asking for commutation for prisoner A. Kazulin, has been sent,” the penal colony Vitba-3 informed. Y. Kazulina was explained in written form that the question on A. Kazulin’s commutation was considered at a set date and he was rejected the commutation,” the penal colony said.

The source of the agency said “this decision was taken in accordance to part 2 of the article 116 “Establishing degree of correction of a prisoner” of the Criminal Code of Belarus. Prisoner A. Kazulin got 4 disciplinary penalties during his being in the colony, and he has 10 breaches of inner discipline in a penal facility.”

The administration of the penal colony said “A. Kazulin feels good, he hasn’t broken discipline, the administration of the colony has no problems with him. He continues to works as a storekeeper. “

A. Kazulin was sentenced to 5.5 years of imprisonment on July 2006. The United States and the European Union demand the release of prisoner of conscience.