Political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok deprived of warm clothes

2012 2012-10-05T16:52:38+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

The prison administration said the political prisoner had no right to have warm clothes.

Aliaksandr Dziadok, the father of political prisoner Mikalai Ddziadok, told charter97.org that his son, who already lost the right to receive parcels, make phone calls and see his relatives, was deprived of warm clothes. He also cannot receive medicines. The political prisoner is kept in isolation and cannot meet with his lawyer. Mail is not delivered from him.

“A lawyer visited Mikalai in prison yesterday. The lawyer had to wait for four hours to see my son. This is the first such case. The meeting was finally allowed and the lawyer could talk to Mikalai,” Aliaksandr Ddziadok says.

“They discussed a supervisory complaint to the Supreme Court and appeal against refusal to give him the Chernobyl disaster victim certificate. My son is still held in solitary confinement. He is deprived of parcels, phone calls and visits. I have not received letters from him for a month. It will be a year on 26 October since I saw him last time,” the father of the political prisoner says.

“He has problems with receiving a medical parcel. I sent him the medicines he needs and cannot get in prison, but my son still cannot receive them. He has problems with stomach. The diagnose was confirmed in prison. I also sent vitamins. He should take vitamins as he is not allowed to receive food parcels. But he has not received them,” Aliaksandr Dziadok marked.

“Mikalai was deprived of his warm clothes. The prison administration says he has no right to wear it. It is unacceptable. My son is deprived of freedom, but he cannot be deprived of the right to health and life. Such confinement conditions look like torture. I will apply to the prison authorities and the Corrections Department to raise this question,” Mikalai Dziadok's father said.

“I link tougher confinement conditions for my son to general pressure on all political prisoners. The prison administration is under pressure too. They got nervous and began to treat my son cruelly. They create such conditions to make him apply for a pardon,” Aliaksandr Dziadok is sure.

Mikalai Dzyadok, Ihar Alinevich and Aliaksandr Frantskevich were sentenced to imprisonment on 27 May 2011, in the so called anarchist case. They were accused of organizing a procession near the Ministry of Defence, attacking Shangri La casino and detention centre in Akrestin Street, arson of the door of Belarusbank office and attacking the Russian embassy. Dziadok was sentenced to 4.5 years in a medium security penal colony. He serves his term in penal colony No. 15 in Mahiliou.