Letters to political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich continue “disappearing”

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This follows from Statkevich's letter to Bialynich journalist Barys Vyrvich, dated December 6. According to Barys Vyrvich, Mikalai Statkevich wrote him he hadn't received letters from the journalist several months already, as well as letters from other people.

Meanwhile, Mr. Vyrvich has sent him a letter or a postcard with the latest news from the life of the democratic circles of Mahiliou region everyday. Mikalai Statkevich writes that he has been receiving only letters from relatives more or less regular, as he informs his father and wife which letters he has received.

Mr. Statkevich also writes that he is to be transferred from prison to colony on January 12, 2015, after the end of the three-year term of prison regime. In the absence of admonitions, he could be returned to a colony in 1.5 years, but, as he writes, “this is not an option for political prisoners”. “They can return me to prison again then, but it won't change my position,” writes Mikalai Statkevich.