17 January 2018, Wednesday, 20:47

Anastasia Palazhanka: We cannot find Dashkevich


None of prisons confirm the arrival of the Young Front leader.

“We are looking for Dashkeivch: he is neither in Hrodna nor in Zhodzina. We are trying to look for him in the transit jail in Baranavichy. There's no information when he left the penal colony. The prison staff and Zmirtser said it was to happen on Tuesday night. If it is so, he should have arrived yesterday. But we cannot find him today,” Anastasia Palazhanka, the fiancée of political prisoner Zmitser Dashkeivich, told charter97.org.

According to the Young Front deputy head, it is possible that Dashkevich left the penal colony on Thursday:

“We have unofficial information that the he possibly left the colony on Thursday night. We continue to look for him. The penal colony in Mozyr doesn't say whether he is there or already left. Prisons in Zhodzina and Hrodna say they don't have Dashkevich. We don't have information from Baranavichy.”

If the political prisoner was moved from the penal colony on Tuesday and he hasn't arrived to a prison so far, Dashkevich's state causes concerns, his fiancée says:

“Transportation is the most difficult thing for inmates. A prisoner is helpless in these railway vehicles with barking dogs and escort officers with assault rifles. It is impossible to trace where he is. It is impossible to know where he is now. If he left the colony on Tuesday, it means he is being moved from one place to another. It is very difficult,” the girl says.

The court of Mozyr ordered on October 30 to send Young Front leader Zmitser Dashkevich to a closed prison until the end of his sentence. Dashkevich was given the status of a “persistent violator of prison rules”. Information about his new prison will appear only after his arrival at prison.