Trial of political prisoner Aliaksandr Frantskevich to be held 30 August

2013 2013-08-29T13:20:54+0300 2013-08-29T13:20:54+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Aliaksandr Frantskevich

Aliaksandr Frantskevich

The court sitting will be held at 2.30 p.m. on 30 August in Ivatsevichy colony where the political prisoner is serving his term. The court is to decide whether to establish a preventive supervision over him after his release from jail which is to take place 3 September.

In May 2011 Aliaksandr Frantskevich was sentenced to three years of imprisonment on the “case of anarchists”. He was accused of attacking a number of government agencies, as well as hacking the website of the Navapolatsk City Executive Committee. He pleaded innocent at the trial.

Human rights defenders consider Mr. Frantskevich to be a political prisoner and demand their immediate release.