Minsk: mail correspondence restrictions applied to Ivan Shyla

2012 2012-03-01T17:38:41+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en https://spring96.org/files/images/sources/shyla01.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The parents of Ivan Shyla, the “Young Front” activist who is serving a 22-day prison term in the delinquents’ isolation center in Akrestsin Street in Minsk, received only two out of the three letters he had sent them. Fellow activist from Salihorsk, who had sent letters of support to him, received them back with the mark “doesn’t reside”.

Salihorsk human rights defenders remind that the right to correspondence is guaranteed by the law “About the rules and conditions of keeping in custody”, which doesn’t impose any restrictions on the number of letters a prisoner can send and receive.

According to the last letter, Ivan had an exacerbation of allergy at the beginning of the arrest, but got better after getting some medicines. “I was supplied with a sleeping bag. I’ve been taken for a walk twice,” writes the activist.

Ivan Shyla is to be released from jail at 12.30 a.m. on 4 March. This information was confirmed to his parents by the prison administration.

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