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Prison censors confiscated Mikalai Statkevich's letter to his father

2014 2014-09-15T16:53:48+0300 2014-09-15T16:53:48+0300 en

Censors of the Mahiliou prison, where the former presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich is serving his term, seized his letter to his father, Viktar Statkievich. This happened for the first time in nearly four years, notes Mikalai's wife, Maryna Adamovich.

He also writes that he faces various minor quibbles more often," she added.

According to Maryna Adamovich, September 12 Mikalai Statkevich was visited by his lawyer.

Several days ago, the politician's official website, published information about another billboard of solidarity, installed in Poland, close to the Polish-Belarusian abroad. The billboard contains a photo of Mr. Statkevich behind bars and the inscription "Freedom!"

The action was carried out by members of the civil initiative "Freedom to Mikalai Statkevich and other political prisoners", which includes members of the electoral team of Mr. Statkevich, relatives of former and current political prisoners and people who care.

Mikalai Statkevich was a candidate at the latest presidential elections. He has been kept in jail since December 2010. According to the verdict, his sentence ands in two years and three months. Thepolitical prisoner refuses to write a petition for clemency, as he considers himself innocent and convicted for political reasons.


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