Anarchist Frantskevich deprived of short-term meeting with his mother

2012 2012-02-09T18:05:12+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Tatsiana Frantskevich passed a 30kg parcel to her son, who serves sentence in penal colony # 22 “Vouchyia Nory”.

According to, the woman was informed that the colony administration banned a short-term meeting for Aliaksadr Frantskevich as a disciplinary punishment.

“We knew two weeks ago that the son was left without a short-term meeting. I visited the colony yesterday to pass a 30kg parcel. We are waiting for a long-term meeting now. Aliaksandr will apply for a meeting on his birthday, on 6 May. We plan to have a long-term meeting in May and then a short-term one in July,” Tatsiana Frantskevich, the mother of political prisoner, says.

The woman admits the prison authorities do not want to soften the regime for Aliaksandr Frantskevich, who will have served half of his term in March.

Frantskevich's mother says Aliaksandr “tries to cheer up. He had a hope for a possible release earlier, but now he is getting used to the thought he will have to serve the whole sentence.”

On 27 May 2011, judge of the Zavadski District Court of Minsk Zhanna Khvainitskaya sentenced Mikalai Dziadok to 4.5 years in a minimum security penal colony, Aliaksandr Frantskevich to 3 years in a medium security penal colony and Ihar Alinevich to 8 years in a medium security penal colony. The anarchists were accused of attacking governmental and private buildings and throwing Molotov cocktails at the embassy of Russia on 30 August 2010.