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Frantskevich's letters not delivered: Prison censor goes on holidays

2013 2013-07-29T14:22:24+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

Friends and relatives do no receive all letters from political prisoner Aliaksandr Frantskevich. learnt it from his mother Tatsiana Frantskevich.

“The censor went on holidays, so we receive letters rarely. He writes he is okay. The only problem is mosquitos. Insect sprays are prohibited. Some inmates are allowed to have repellent mats. I sent them to Aliaksandr, but I know that is it forbidden in other prisons,” the political prisoner's mother says.

She added that Aliaksandr had been thrown into a punishment cell for five days in early summer.

“New top officials were appointed. Aliaksandr had a conflict with a prison officer. He was accused of violating prison rules and transferred to a punishment cell for five days. They have new prison authorities now. It's calm and quiet now. He is to be released on September 3. Aliaksandr wrote he would have the trial in prison to determine a kind and a period of police supervision. A lawyer will visit him in August to figure out the date of the release and other details, because the correctional colony is situated in a forest 20 kilometres from the nearest station,” Tatsiana Frantskevich says.

In May 2011, Aliaksandr Frantskevich was sentenced to three years' imprisonment in the “anarchist case”. He was accused of carrying out attacks on administrative buildings and hacking the website of the Navapolatsk city executive committee. He pleaded not guilty at the trial. Human rights activists recognised Frantskevich as political prisoner. They demand to release him immediately.

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