Migalski demands information about Kavalenka's health

2012 2012-08-23T15:41:51+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Polish member of the European Parliament Marek Migalski is concerns over the situation of political prisoner Syarhei Kavalenka, who serves his term in penal colony No. 19 in Mahilou.

He sent letters to Prosecutor General of Belarus Alyaksandr Kanyuk, President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz,  Head of EU Delegation to Belarus Maira Mora and Amnesty International leadership, BelaPAN news agency reports.

The press service of the politician reports the wife of Belarusian opposition activist, Alena Kavalenka, informed Migalski that her husband had been taken last week to the medical unit in penal colony from the punishment cell. In a letter to Kanyuk, Migalski demanded to provide him with information about Kavalenka's health and the reason for placing him in the punishment cell. Migalski stressed in his letter to Amnesty International that Kavalenka was thrown into the punishment cell three times for the last three months for 10, 9 and 7 days. The MEP is confident the aim of this punishment is to make Syarhei Kavalenka confess and apply for a pardon. Migalski emphasized the fact that Kavalenka wakes up during the night and does physical exercises to warm himself up  in a cold cell. The MEP again called on the human rights organization to recognize Kavalenka prisoner of conscience.