Aliaksandr Frantskevich in punishment cell again

2013 2013-02-25T16:02:32+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

Political prisoner Aliaksandr Frantskevich has been placed in solitary confinement, Radio Racyja reports quoting his mother Mrs. Tatsiana Frantskevich.

Mrs. Frantskevich does not know why and for how long her son was thrown into solitary confinement. This is the fourth time Aliaksandr Frantskevich gets into a punishment cell since he started serving his 3-year term in the summer of 2011. Last time he was there for 10 days before the New Year. “For those who do not want to write a petition for clemency, they create more stringent conditions of detention. This is done in order to undermine the morale and the will,” believes Tatsiana Frantskevich. According to her, while in the penal colony, her son is suffering a stomach problem, so she had prepared for him a medical packet. A long-term meeting with her son is planned for May.

Aliaksandr Frantskevich was sentenced to three years in prison in so-called “anarchists’ case”. He was accused of attacking a number of government buildings, as well as hacking the website of Navapolatsk town executive committee. Aliaksandr Frantskevich pled not guilty during the trial. Human rights defenders recognized the activist a political prisoner and have repeatedly call for his immediate release.