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Dashkevich sent to supermax prison for rest of his sentence

2012 2012-10-30T20:03:03+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

The court of Mozyr held the trial in the penal colony to hear political prisoner's case.

The court took a decision to send Young Front leader Zmitser Dashkevich to a closed prison for the rest of his sentence. The ground for the decision was that Dashkeivch was classified as a “persistent violator of prison rules”. It's yet unknown to which particular prison he will be moved.

“He leaves the penal colony today,” political prisoner's fiancée Anastasia Palazhanka told Radio Svaboda. According to her, Dashkevich thinks he will be sent to a prison in Hrodna. Another possible variant is a prison in Zhodzina.

Anastasia Palazhanka added the activist could not have been given the status of a persistent violator of prison ruler, because he was thrown into a punishment cell and then into a cell-type unit just on his arrival at penal colony No. 20 in Mozyr.

The Young Front leader arrived at the penal colony in Mozyr on September 19. He went on hunger strike on the second day protesting against “inhuman treatment demonstrated by prison administration, including penal colony chief Yury Zbarouski”. Dashkevich terminated the hunger strike on October 4 after being placed in a cell-type unit, because the attitude of the prison staff towards him “radically improved”.

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