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Political prisoner Yauhen Vaskovich spent more than 150 days in penal cell

2013 2013-02-15T16:48:30+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

Yauhen Vaskovich has been kept in the penal cell almost every fourth day of his conviction since the announcement of the verdict. He has received more than 40 reprimands and has been put in the penal cell for more than 20 times. As a result, according to the responsible secretary of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Dzianis Sadouski, he spent there more than 150 days.

"If we count mathematically, Yauhen Vaskovich spends each fourth day of his conviction in the penal cell. We are shocked by it and therefore voice this information. Of course, we will take some measures, including informing the international community about what is going on in the Belarusian prisons. This again confirms the importance of the marathon "Wave of Solidarity" we are holding now.

Yauhen Vaskovich was sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment together with Artsiom Prakapenka and Pavel Syramalotau for an attempt to set afire the doors of the Babruisk KGB Department. In September 2012 Pavel Syramalotau was released after writing a pardon petition for Aliaksandr Lukashenka. Artsiom Prakapenka and Yauhen Vaskovich have refused to write such petitions so far.

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