22 November 2017, Wednesday, 10:15

"Palienka’s Name Is Bugbear For Authorities"

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DZMITRY PALIENKA
PHOTOS: TUT.BY

The political prisoner continues to destroy the system.

Anarchist movement activist Dzmitry Palienka was transferred to the punishment cell for 7 days.

The guy informed his friend Viachaslau Kasinerau about that, belsat.eu reports.

"I am put in a punishment cell for 7 days: for hanging a bedsheet on the bed. And allegedly for not going out for a walk," – Palienka wrote on a postcard addressed to a friend.

As the political prisoner’s friend Maryna Nasenka noted in a conversation with journalists, Palienka wrote the postcard on October 13th – that is, at the moment, his 7 days in the punishment cell have already passed.

"Almost every two months, Palienka is put into the punishment cell for some minimal, minor violations. What happens is the pressure on him there, in the prison, and on his associates here, at large. Mentioning his name at solidarity rallies is a bugbear for the authorities. We see that even today people have come with Dzmitry portraits to the March of Disgruntled Belarusians," – Maryna Nasenka said.

In August, Palienka was sent to the punishment cell for refusing to clean the toilet. Then, he also was not allowed to see his parents.

In October 2016, Palienka was sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment with suspended execution of sentence for allegedly assaulting a policeman during the Critical Mass cycling event, which was held in Minsk. In the spring of this year, Palienka was arrested again: the court canceled the temporary suspension and sent Palienka to serve the rest of the term to the Babruisk colony.

The international human rights organization Amnesty International has recognized Palienka as a prisoner of conscience.