Political prisoner Vaskovich punished with 7 days in penal cell

2012 2012-10-05T17:08:40+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

“The prison administration said that he was put in a penal cell for 7 days and will be released in three days. The reasons are not known to me,” said his counsel.

It is not the first such penalty for Yauhen Vaskovich. His friends from the Belarusian Christian Democracy consider it as a revenge of the authorities for the refusal to write a pardon appeal to Lukashenka.

Yauhen Vaskovich, a journalist of the “Babruiski Kur’yer” newspaper, was sentenced to 7 days of imprisonment for an attempt of arson of the Babruisk KGB department. Two more people, Pavel Syramalotau and Artsiom Prakapenka, were convicted on this case together with him. Pavel Syramalotau was pardoned by Lukashenka and released from jail.