Political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich is kept in solitary confinement

2014 2014-03-11T16:44:41+0300 2014-03-11T16:44:41+0300 en

Former presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich is not sure of his safety in prison. He asked to be moved to a solitary cell. He wrote it to his wife Maryna Adamovich, RFE/RL reports.

Mr. Statkevich explains he was held in a cell with an inmate, whom the prison authorities promised to punish in case of provocations. Mikalai Statkevich says he didn't have any problems with his cell-mate.

“I don't want to share the cell with anybody, because I may have safety threats due to the situation outside prison. The economic state is deteriorating. It's getting more expensive to hold me here, but they fear to release me. The probability of surprises increases,” Statkevich wrote.