Aliaksandr Malchanau not allowed to attend mother’s funeral

2012 2012-06-11T17:36:34+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

They say in Zhodzina detention center that the political prisoner cannot bid farewell to his mother.

Aliaksandr Malchanau appealed against the sentence of 1,5 years of imprisonment in a colony allegedly for stealing scrap metal. The appeal has not been considered yet, the sentence has not come into legal force so the prisoner is not considered a convict yet. The administration of Zhodzina detention center refuses to convoy him to Barysau to his mother's funeral. According to them, the law prescribes such procedure only for the convicts.

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