Marina Lobau: I have learned from Frantskevich that my son was in a solitary confinement

Eduard Lobau has been kept in a punishment cell but his relatives were not aware of that, Radio Svaboda reports.

-I have learned that my son is in a solitary confinement from Aliaksandr Frantskevich, who was released from prison- said Marina Lobau, the mother of the political prisoner. Frantskevich was in the same prison as Eduard Lobau.

I don’t know why there’s no information from him. Frantskevich said Eduard had been in the punishment cell, but Eduard didn’t tell me it. Perhaps he did not want to worry me. I later asked why he hadn’t told. He replied it wasn’t important- she added.

Marina Lobau doesn’t know when exactly her son was thrown into the punishment cell.

The Young Front activist, Eduard Lobau and the Young Front leader Zmitser Dashkevch were detained almost three years ago, on the eve of the 2010 presidential election. On March 24, 2011, the Moscow District Court in Minsk sentenced Eduard to 4 years in a maximum security correctional colony for hooliganism (part 3 of article 339 of the Criminal Code). He serves his term in correctional colony No. 22 in Ivatsevichy.

Lawyer Alena Ausiannikava said at the trial, that Lobau’s guilt was supposed to be proved by indisputable evidence and couldn’t be built on suggestions. The lawyer noted no evidence confirming the guilt of the defendants was presented to the court.

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