Prison authorities keep harassing political prisoner Mikalai Autukhovich

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Mikalai Autukhovich learned on September 4 that prison supervisors charged him with violation of the internal regulations of the correctional institution, just one month ahead of the expected lifting of all penalties from him. Meanwhile, the political prisoner says he strictly observes the prison rules.

Mikalai Autukhovich was accused of allegedly failing to be in bed after the bedtime signal. Stating that this is not the case, he appealed the report to the Prosecutor’s Office of Hrodna region.

We also know that Mikalai received three days of solitary confinement, however, he did not wish to explain to his lawyer the reasons for the penalty.

Mikalai Autukhovich was sentenced to five years and two months of imprisonment in a strict regime penal colony on May 6, 2010. A judgment of January 17, 2012 replaced his imprisonment conditions with more rigid ones, as he was transferred from a colony in Ivatsevichy to the Hrodna-based prison No. 1.

For more details on political prisoners in Belarus, see analytical note published by HRC “Viasna” and FIDH Belarus : Political Prisoners  in Critical Situation and  Restricted Freedom for 40 Activists 

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