First food parcel for in 8 months passed to imprisoned head of “Viasna” Ales Bialiatski
on 7 August, the first food parcel for this year has been passed to
the political prisoner Ales Bialiatski. Earlier, on 6 May 2013, his
wife Natallia Pinchuk paid a visit to the penal colony No.2 where he
has been kept since February 2012, to pass him a food parcel.
However, the prison officials reported that in March 2013 Ales
Bialiatski was denied the right to receive food parcels for another 6
months as a result of the imposed penalties.
Bear in mind that in March-June 2012 Ales Bialiatski received three reprimands, as a result of which he was deprived of the right of visits with his family. After receiving these reprimands, in June 2012 he was declared a “malignant offender”, which deprived him of the right of amnesty of 2012 for economical crimes. In August 2012 he received two more reprimands for insignificant violations of the regime. All, in all, the political prisoner hasn't received any food parcels for 8 months.
According to Mrs. Pinchuk, this is the first normal food parcel, weighing 30 kilos, this year. It includes the food-staffs which Ales likes, and vegetables.