Political prisoner Lobau takes welding courses in colony

political prisoner Eduard Lobau Belarus

Maryna Lobava, mother of political prisoner Eduard Lobau informed that her son had joined a vocational college in the colony number 22 in Ivacevichy, where he is serving the punishment.

“Eduard made a phone call and said that he had joined a vocational college. He now studies to be a welder, otherwise everything is the same. His health condition is fine. He has classes every day apart from weekends. He will study for 10 months, like at a regular vocational college. After that he will receive a diploma, but it will not said it is obtained in a colony. I think, this is good, because it will not be the time wasted”, – the political prisoner’s mother noted.

We would remind that activist Eduard Lobau was sentenced to four years in prison on charges of hooliganism. He is serving the punishment term in a penal colony in Ivacevichy. He and Young Front’s leader Dzmitry Dashkievich were accused of allegedly beating up passersby in Minsk. This took place a day before presidential elections. In court the “victims” testified having hidden their faces from the public. Lobau and Dashkievich claimed that the fight had been provoked by special services.

For more information on political prisoners in Belarus, see analytica note of HRC “Viasna” et FIDH Belarus : Political Prisoners  in Critical Situation and  Restricted Freedom for 40 Activists 

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