Mikalai Statkevich accused of preparing jailbreak

The prison administration has tried to accuse Mikalai Statkevich of an intention to escape from prison through a specially made hole, the political prisoner’s wife, Maryna Adamovich, says.

“He is writing about an incredible thing. That they tried to accuse him of attempting to dig a hole in the wall and escape. And this is despite the fact that his cell, as he described, overlooks the prison courtyard, where they are taken for walks! It started after he posted a newspaper on the wall, so that’s why they suspect that he was going to dig a hole under the newspaper. They must have seen too many movies like The Shawshank Redemption. But in our situation such nonsense is a really serious thing. He is described as a person allegedly prone to escape, so they really can do something bad because of this. So I am looking forward to a message on this subject: if this madness has stopped, or they managed to do something.”

Mikalai Statkevich also said that in connection with the introduction of digital TV in the Mahiliou region only three television channels have now remained, ONT and Belarus-1, and the Russian channel RTR. They sacrificed CTV and Belarus-2. Thus, according to Mikalai Statkevich, local news is not available to the owners of analog TV sets, i.e. the majority of elderly people. “Instead of them there are Russian TV programs,” says Marina Adamovich.

Can Mikalai Statkevich watch the World Cup in Brazil? Maryna Adamovich cannot answer this question. According to her, Statkevich loved to watch football, but never was a real fan.

Aleh Hruzdzilovich, svaboda.org

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