Vasil Parfiankou faces punishment cell

2012 2012-10-24T18:40:10+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Vasil Parfiankou

Vasil Parfiankou

Opposition activist Vasil Parfiankou, currently serving his sentence in a penal colony in Baranavichy, may be placed in a punishment cell, after he received a reprimand from the prison administration, says his friend Volha, quoting a recent letter from the prisoner.

According to Mrs. Volha, Vasil is going to be punished for refusing to leave his bed. However, the prisoner writes that he was badly ill at the time, but denied access to medical aid.

In a letter of 16 October,Vasil Parfiankou says it is extremely cold in the cell, so he has to sleep with his clothes on.

Mrs. Volha also says Vasil is not going to sign a petition for pardon.

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