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The political prisoner Levanieuski was refused amnesty

2005 2005-07-08T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The family of the head of the National Strike Committee of Businessmen, a member of the Free Belarus Valiery Lievanieuski received a letter from the man in prison. He says that he was not included into the list of those entitled to amnesty declared before 9 May. He had learnt about this before the date, on 30 June the political prisoner was summonsed by the amnesty committee which told him that he had been refused amnesty because of his "poor conduct".

The lawyer of Mr. Lievanieuski Aliaxandr Birylau told Radio Liberty that he did not know anything about the amnesty refused to the leader of the national strike committee, but such an outcome was quite predictable, said the lawyer.

In his letter sent home Valiery Lievanieuski notes that amnesty first of all covers those who, even with several criminal records, have been able to get on good terms with the correctional facility administration.

The letter says that the only change in the life of the political prisoner was that he finally got the job of an orderly in the medical section of the prison, which in fact is a cleaner's position. He will be paid 9 thousand rubles per month. Valiery Lievanieuski says in the letter that such work cannot make him happy but this is better than nothing.

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