Mikalay Autukhovich’s meeting with relatives was scheduled for November.
When the political prisoner’s mother Lidia Autukhovich came to the prison in Hrodna to meet her son, she learnt that the meeting had been forbidden, Radio Svaboda reports. The prison authorities did not inform what was the reason of meeting cancelation.
–How would I know? They did not tell. This is their right: they allow a meeting if they want, if they don’t – they do not allow. They do what they want. They did not allow a meeting and that is it. It is a good thing, though, they did accept a parcel. 30 kilograms. Food and clothes. Everything was heavy, whatever you buy it weights something – you cannot take much. I saw son last year and I will probably not see him this year. I think I will not be able to see him until he is released. The only thing left is to write letters. I am waiting for him, of course. Many people are waiting for him– said Lidia Autukhovich.
Mikalay Authukhovich was sentenced to 5 years and 2 months in prison and is serving the term in the prison in Hrodna, from which he is supposed to be released in April next year. Relatives and human rights activists worry for how he will survive the winter. Last year Mikalay has informed that even during the day it was so cold that it was hard to write letters.
The entrepreneur from Volkovysk Mikalay Authukhovich was sentenced for storing several bullets. Human rights activists and opposition members consider him a political prisoner, who was punished for fighting corruption among the authorities.