Belarusian Association of Journalists addresses head of penal colony No. 2 in Babruisk

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Members of the journalist organization state that according to the recent information, received from the correctional facility, groundless penalties were issued to human rights defender Ales Bialiatski who is serving his term there.

In particular, the colony administration deprived him of the meeting with his wife which was to have taken place in July. Moreover, he wasn’t allowed to receive a food parcel.

The Belarusian Association of Journalists considers it as pressurization of the human rights defender, connected to his civil position, not with the violations which were allegedly committed by him.

That’s why the organization asks to abolish the imposed penalties and allow Ales Bialiatski to meet with his wife Natallia Pinchuk as soon as possible.

Moreover, on 4 August, the International Day of Solidarity with the civil society of Belarus, BAJ again informed all its foreign partners about the situation of human rights and the rights of journalists in Belarus.

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