Political prisoner Andrei Kim is kept in quarantine of Babruisk penal colony

2008 2008-05-27T21:23:43+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Andrei’s mother, Tatsiana Kim, learnt it from the special department of the colony. ‘I phoned there and they said there was such a person there, they told he wasn’t convicted, but had filed a cassation appeal,’ Tatsiana Kim told to RFE/RL.

What is known about the Babruisk colony, where the activist got to? Babruisk journalist Ales Chyhir says: detention conditions in the colony are not bad – the building was erected in the second half of the last century as a prison. An index of ‘softness’ of the regime is who of famous people is serving punishment in Babruisk.

According to Tatsyana Kim, he son was put in quarantine. Valery Levaneuski, a former political prisoner who is familiar with quarantines in various Belarusian colonies, explained what peculiarities this stage of imprisonment has. According to Mr Levaneuski, a prisoner in quarantine is restricted of mailing and appointments, but the main thing is that the administration begins to press over some disobedient prisoners and even locks them up.

Andrei Kim was sentenced by the Tsentralny district court of Minsk to 1.5 of imprisonment. The activist didn’t admit his guilt and appealed against the judgment. It is yet unknown when the appeal will be heard.