Birthday greetings not passed to political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich

2013 2013-08-13T18:14:26+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Mikalai Statkevich

Mikalai Statkevich

Today, 12 August, is the birthday of the political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich. As his wife, Maryna Adamovich, stated to Radio “Liberty”, the administration of the Mahiliou prison No.4 doesn't pass him many postcards with greetings.

“So far he has received just several
congratulatory letters from relatives and two postcards from other people. The administration is trying to create his impression that he has been abandoned by everyone, though about 900 letters were sent only through the website, established by the European MP Marek Migalski ten days ago.

According to Mar
yna Adamovich, a new wave of pressure on her husband has started in the prison. “They hardly released him from the status of a malignant violator and have already issued another penalty for him. Moreover, I found about fresh cases when he was denied medical assistance. Moreover, I am disturbed not only with the fact of not giving medical assistance to him, but the very fact that such a very healthy and well-trained man. On the one hand, the prison authorities pay a vigilant attention to the state of his health, and on the other – they pay no reaction the discovered health problems.”

Mr. Statkevich is the only candidate at the presidential election of 2010, who is still kept in jail.