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Minsk dweller goes on hunger-strike of protest against torture of Andrei Sannikau

2012 2012-01-30T16:43:42+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

That’s how Andrei Nikalayeu wants to show support to his candidate.

Mikalayeu decided to start the hunger strike after a press-conference of Iryna Khalip, at which the wife of the political prisoner and presidential candidate Andrei Sannikau told about her meeting with her husband, “European Radio” reports.

“I learnt from mass media that Andrei Sannikau, a presidential candidate, has written a petition for pardon under pressure. But it was delayed. Accordingly, I want to see my candidate at large,” Mikalayeu said.

He plans to hold his hunger strike at home until the moment of Sannikau’s release. After the events of 19 December 2010 Andrei Mikalayeu served three days of arrest, was interrogated by military counterintelligence, and his entire computer equipment was confiscated.

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