Political prisoner Rubtsou begins to receive newspapers

2015 2015-02-27T14:25:13+0300 2015-02-27T14:25:13+0300 en

According to Rubtsou, to achieve it, he had to call the post office and threaten the post staff with a lawsuit.

It was turned out that the control room received newspapers but didn't give them to Rubtsou.

“Perhaps, they think that inmate Yury Rubtsou is too bold and cannot be corrected by prison staff. They think he may get even more worse if he reads independent newspapers,” the political prisoner jokes.

He received two newspapers – Nasha Niva and Nasha Slova – on February 26.

Yury Rubtsou serves a term in an open type correctional facility No. 7 in the village of Kuplin (Pruzhany district) allegedly for insulting a judge during the trial for wearing a T-shirt reading “Lukashenka, go away” at the Chernobyl Way rally. Amnesty International connects the prosecution of activist Yury Rubtsou with violations of freedom of assembly in Belarus.