Political prisoners cannot receive medicines in parcels

2012 2012-07-09T17:23:16+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Eduard Lobau was denied receiving even the medicines prescribed by a prison doctor.

The “Young Front” member sent a letter from the Ivatsevichy penal colony saying he was denied a parcel with the medicines he needs for dental treatment, RFE/RL reports.

“He has a toothache. He needs dental filling materials. The doctor said the colony didn't have the necessary materials, so they must be sent in a parcel. I bought everything, but his application for a parcel was declined. They don't have medicines and do not allow sending them. The lawyer and I will go to the prison chief on Tuesday,” Maryna Lobava, the mother of the political prisoner, said.

As earlier reported by charter97.org website, political prisoner Siarhei Kavalenka faced the same problem in penal colony No. 19 in Mahiliou. His wife says her husband didn't receive a parcel with medicines, though the list of medicines was approved by the prison authorities.

“He complains at headaches. He has not received the medical parcel from me. I sent it last Friday from a post office in the penal colony. I called the colony, but they did not explain anything,” Alena Kavalenka said.

Alena Kavalenka was told in the colony her husband was released from a punishment cell and declared a malicious offender of prison rules. The monthly sum of money he can spend was reduced from 100,000 to 50,000 rubles.

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