Pavel Sapelka: Mikalai Dziadok is being put in unbearable conditions

2012 2012-12-05T15:07:59+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

The famous Belarusian lawyer does not believe the political prisoner is a persistent violator of prison rules.

“Mikalai Dziadok has faced what most political prisoners did. The authorities create unbearable confinement conditions for them. I have strong doubts that Mikalai Dziadok, Zmitser Dashkeivch and Yauhen Vaskovich violated prison rules and regulations to such a degree to be sent to a maximum security prison,” Belarusian lawyer Pavel Sapelka told

The lawyer says an inmate must deliberately violate prison rules and disobey prison staff to be transferred from a penal colony to a stricter prison:

“I can guess from my experience what an inmate must do and how to behave in a penal colony to be moved to a prison. A penal colony is a place where no one usually has a desire to violate rules. Only those who deliberately behave this way and deserve such confinement conditions go to a maximum security prison.”

Bear in mind that the court decided to transfer political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok to a maximum security prison for alleged violations of prison rules and regulations.

Mikalai Dziadok, Ihar Alinevich and Aliaksandr Frantskevich were involved in the anarchist case. They were accused of organizing a procession near the Ministry of Defense building, carrying our an attack on Shangri-a casino and the detention center on Akrestsin Street, arson of the doors of a “Belarusbank” office and carrying out an attack on the Russian Embassy in Minsk.