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Political prisoner Parsyukevich remains behind bars

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Political prisoner Parsyukevich remains behind bars

The Minsk city court dismissed a causational appeal of Syarhei Parsyukevich’s lawyers. The political prisoner is to be transferred to another colony today.

As lawyer Vera Stramkouskaya told to Radio Svaboda, the judgeship of the Minsk city court heard the appeal of the lawyers of Vitsebsk entrepreneur Syarhei Parsyukevich against the decision of the Maskouski district court of Minsk. The appeal was dismissed, and the sentence has come into force.

It should be reminded that judge Audzeenka of the Maskouski district court of Minsk sentenced Vitsebsk entrepreneur Syarhei Parsyukevich, one of the leaders of the entrepreneurs’ movement of the country to 2 ½ years of imprisonment for allegedly beating of a militiaman after a protest rally. Parsyukevich didn’t admit his guilt and thinks his persecution is politically motivated.

According to the latest information, political prisoner Syarhei Parsyukevich will serve his term of punishment in penal colony No17 (Shklou, the Mahilou region).