Political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich applies for safe confinement conditions

2014 2014-03-03T13:22:01+0300 2014-03-03T13:22:01+0300 en

The application was caused by frequent provocations against the political prisoner.

Mikalai Statkevich thinks he faces more provocations due to the deteriorating economic situation in the country and the authorities' desire to make him apply for clemency.

The politician's website doesn't give the details. The political prisoner is held in solitary confinement in prison No. 4 in Mahilou.

Mikalai Statkevich was a candidate in the 2010 presidential election. He was arrested after a protest rally against rigging the election results.

On May 26, 2011, Minsk's Partyzanski district court sentenced the politician to 6 years in a medium security correctional facility.