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Political prisoner Aliaxandr Vasilieu will stay in the republican hospital for prisoners for a month.

2005 2005-04-07T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

According to the lawyer Aliaxandr Birylau, in the Minsk hospital the prisoner will go through thorough medical examination. The administration of the correctional facility had to agree with that because Aliaxandr Vasilieu complained that because of the state of his health he could not do the work he was made to do. Aliaxandr Birylau says that in the prison hospital the prisoner can stay for about a month. The lawyer plans to meet with Aliaxandr Vasilieu nex week when he gets permission.

On 7 September 2004 Aliaxandr Vasilieu was sentenced to two years in prison for publicly insulting Aliaxandr Lukashenka by accusing him of a grievous felony (Article 368 part II of the Code of Criminal Procedures). He was also found guilty of organizing “group actions that flagrantly violate public order” (Article 342 of the Code of Criminal Procedures), which was organizing an unauthorized meeting of Hrodna businessmen, which took place on 1 May 2004.

At the same time with Vasilieu, the head of the National Strike Committee of Businessmen Valiery Lievanieuski was sent to prison for two years for publicly insulting Lukashenka. The ruling in their criminal case was made by Leninski Borough Court of Hrodna, reminds Radio Liberty.

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