Dashkevich is 'proposed' to testify against other Young Front activists

2011 2011-02-01T17:54:12+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

In one of his last letters to Nasta Loika Zmitser Dashkevich wrote about receiving such a proposal during his second interrogation concerning the events of 19 December for the time of his stay at the investigative isolator of the Zhodzina prison. The activist also complains that the guards refused to allow passing him a Bible in the Belarusian language and that he faced obstacles to sending letters.

According to Nasta Loika, Zmitser Dashkevich was interrogated twice by KGB officers. During the first time the minutes of the interrogation were composed, while the second interrogation was more informal and concerned the Young Front.

At present Zmitser Dashkevich and another Young Front activist, Eduard Lobau, are charged with malignant hooliganism (according to the police, they beat a citizen on the eve of the presidential election). In 2006 Dashkevich had been sentenced to 1.5 years of jail under Article 193.1 of the Criminal Code (activities on behalf of an unregistered organization), and was granted parole due to the pressure of the international community.