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Kazulin Still Can’t Meet with His Lawyer

2006 2006-11-08T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”


The former candidate for presidency in Belarus Aliaksandr Kazulin and a former deputy Siarhei Skrabets are continuing the hunger strike of protest in the penal colony Vitsba-3 for the 20th day. There is no reliable information about the state of health of the political prisoners. The duty policeman told Kazulin and Skrabets’ relatives on the phone that ‘everything is alright with them’. However, the prisoners’ families couldn’t reach the administration of the colony on the phone for almost a week to learn about the real state of health of the political prisoners after such a long hunger strike.

’The day before yesterday the duty policeman told me that everything s alright with my husband. I cannot get the administration of the colony on the phone. Last time, on 4 November, the deputy director of the colony told that he saw Kazulin on the territory of the colony, and allegedly he looked normal. That’s all information. Then there were long holidays,’ the wife of the former candidate for presidency, Iryna Kazulina, said to the Charter’97 press –center.

Meetings with the lawyer, Ihar Rynkevich, are still prohibited to Aliaksandr Kazulin. The head of the colony Vitsba-3 Vital Ahnistsikau decided to ban meetings with the lawyer to A.Kazulin for the whole term of the hunger-strike. On 1 November I.Rynkevich applied against the ruling of V.Ahnistsikau in the penal jurisdiction department.

Letters from Kazulin are received with a week’s delay.

Aliaksandr Kazulin continues the hunger strike of protest since 20 October. The political prisoner calls upon the UN Security Council to turn attention to the situation in Belarus. He protests against illegal rule of Lukashenka. Another political prisoner, former deputy Siarhei Skrabets, joined the hunger-strike. His family doesn’t receive any letters from him either.

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