The first things for which Alexander Franckievich asked, after he appeared in the Human Rights Centre Viasna, on the day when he was released from the penal colony no 22 in Ivanceviche, were paper and envelopes. He wanted to write to his friends as soon as possible. This activity was constantly interrupted by phone calls and visits of journalists who wanted to congratulate on the release and ask questions about his time in prison. Alexander Franckievich gave an interview to the Viasna’s website. Read More
“They woke me up at 5 a.m. instead of usual 6 a.m.. They took care of all documents in half an hour and at 5:30 a.m. they released me outside the prison gate. They did it so early that I didn’t manage to say goodbye to my friends from the colony”, said Aliaksandr Frantskievich. Read More
Friends and relatives do not receive letters from political prisoner Aliaksandr Frantskevich. Read More
When released, a political prisoner Aliaksandar Frantskievich expects police custody. Read More
Tatiana Frantskievich received a letter from her son Aliaksandar Frantskievich who is serving his sentence in a penal colony in Ivanceviche. From the letter she has learned that in early June, her son spent dfive nights in a solitary confinement. Read More
The administration of the colony did not let a parcel with books for Frantskievich. Read More
Aliaksandar Frantskievich, a political prisoner, who is serving his sentence in the Ivatsevichy prison was finally allowed to contact his relatives. He called home. “It is possible that in November, the authorities will allow us to meet” – said Aliaksandar ‘s mother Tatiana. Read More
Aliaksandr Frantskevich has serious health problems as he has only one kidney but the authorities of the penal colony do not allow his relatives to deliver him appropriate medicines. Read More
Tatsiana Frantskevich, the mother of political prisoner Aliaksandr Frantskevich, together with a lawyer visited the “Vouchyia Nory” penal colony. The mother of the political prisoner told charter97.org that Aliaksandr Frantskevich, was thrown into a punishment cell for refusal to fulfill insulting demands of the prison authorities. Read More
Born on 6 May 1990 in Novopolotsk. After graduating high school he worked as an IT programmer. Later he moved to Minsk, where he began to work. He was interested in the history of political parties. In his hometown he joined the anti-fascist movement, in Minsk he became friends with anarchists, with whom he shared views.
Chronicle of repression
On 20 September 2010 Aliaksandr Frantskievich was charged under the article 339, part 2 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus (hooliganism). He was accused of video taping the attack on the militia building in Solihorsk. On 14 February he was additionally accused of the attack on the trade unions building and an assault in Salihorsk (the article 218, part 3 and the article 339, part 2 of the Criminal Code). Damage was estimated at 1 million 900 thousand BYR.
In anticipation for the trial Frantskievich was kept in the Volodarka prison in Minsk. During the investigation, Frantskievich’s lawyer Pavel Sapelka was disbarred by the Minsk City Bar for the defense of political prisoners and convicted for participating in the peaceful demonstration of 19 December 2010.
Despite he has health problems (has only one kidney) Aliaksandr was kept in pretrial facility since September 2010. Aliaksandr Frantskievich, served his term in the Ivatsevichy penal colony. He was released on 3 September 2013.