First food parcel in 8 months passed to imprisoned head of “Viasna” Ales Bialiatski

On 7 August, the first food parcel in 8 months has been passed to the political prisoner Ales Bialiatski. Earlier, on 6 May 2013, his wife Natallia Pinchuk paid a visit to the penal colony No.2 where he has been kept since February 2012, to pass him a food parcel. However, the prison officials reported that in March 2013 Ales Bialiatski was denied the right to receive food parcels for another 6 months as a result of the imposed penalties. 

According to Mrs. Pinchuk, this is the first normal food parcel, weighing 30 kilos, this year.

Last year, between March and June, Ales Bialiatski received three reprimands, as a result of which he was deprived of the right of meeting with his family. As a result in June 2012 he was declared a “malignant offender of prison rules”, which deprived him of the right of amnesty in 2012 for economical crimes. In August 2012 he received two more reprimands for insignificant violations of the regime. The political prisoner hasn’t received any food parcels for 8 months.

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