Yauhen Vaskovich has served 247 days in penal cell

2014 2014-01-15T14:04:37+0300 2014-01-15T22:45:04+0300 en

Executive secretary of the organizing committee of the party "Belarusian Christian Democracy Dzianis Sadouski said told the press service of the BCD on the situation of a political prisoner, member of the BCD Yauhen Vaskovich, who is under strongly pressurized by the administratioon of prison No. 4 in Mahiliou.

Since October 2011, Yauhen Vaskovich has spent 247 days in solitary confinement. The last ten-day term was given to him on December 27, 2013, as a result of which he spent the New Year in the penal cell to. Most such penalties are issued with the same wording: "for failure to comply with the legitimate demands of the prison staff". As a rule, Yauhen spends in solitary 15-20 days a month.

Being 186 centimeters tall, the political prisoner weighs only 65 kilograms, which can be compared with the conditions of detention of the Soviet GULag or Nazi concentration camps.

Messages and packages from friends are received by the prisoner quite irregularly, as well as his letters to them.

This is certainly a very critical situation. BCD calls on international organizations and human rights activists to protest and call the prison to stop torture against political prisoner Yauhen Vaskovich.