At that, the political prisoner thanked the Belarusians for support and assistance.
As it became known to "Viasna" human rights activists, political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny has been repeatedly placed in a punitive confinement after three months in a ward-type room. From January 20, the prisoner was again sent to the ward-type room, spring96.org reports.
Thus, on December 23, 2019, Mikhail Zhamchuzhny was punished for refusing to join the detachment for 7 days in a punitive confinement, and immediately after leaving he was sentenced to another 10 days in it. Since January 10, the political prisoner served 10 days in the punitive confinement again. After that, Mikhail Zhamchuzhnyi was sentenced to three months in a ward-type room on the same basis. The prisoner will stay there until about April 20, of which he is somewhat happy, as now he can keep correspondence, receive mail, buy food, go for walks every day.
In the latest letter to Vitsebsk human rights activists, political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny expresses the opinion that society is losing interest in him. The strong flow of correspondence, which he received a year earlier, has turned into rare letters.
Mikhail Zhamchuzhny points out that recently the head of the penal colony treats him with more respect: previously, the prisoner had to serve 80-100 days in a punitive confinement, and he was supposed to stay in a ward-type room for no more than a month. Now Mikhail Zhamchuzhny serves 23-27 days in a punitive confinement, and three months in a ward-type room. The political prisoner still continues to appeal against the penalties, and as of today he has 74 of them.
The man is concerned that not all of the people with whom he is communicating are responding to his letters. This may be due to censorship and the deliberate destruction of correspondence by the prison administration.
Mikhail Zhamchuzhny thanks everyone again for their support and assistance.