On May 16 Natalya Pinchuk visited her husband, Ales Bialiatski, at Babruisk Penal Colony, where he is being held.
Radio Svaboda reports that Natalya intended to leave a package for her husband when she learned that he had been deprived of the right to receive food packages from March to August.
“I don’t know what violation he is being punished for, and I didn’t bother asking. It’s a rhetorical question. They’ll find a reason if they want to,” noted Natalya.
According to Natalya, Ales called home in early May, and he usually doesn’t complain about anything in the letters that reach her.
Natalya was able to leave her husband a sweat suit, bed linen, and other items. These made up the only clothing package that he is allowed to receive annually.
Over the past year, Ales Bialiatski has received four reprimands, which have resulted in limitations being placed on length of meetings (one day instead of three) and the weight of food packages (15 kg instead of 30 kg). In addition to this, Bialiatski will not receive an additional five kg of fruits and vegetables this summer.