Sending correspondence to political prisoners in Belarus is dangerous

Siarhei Tsikhanouski mentioned that it is dangerous to correspond with political prisoners in Belarus in one of his letters to a friend. The police began to visit many of those who had written letters to Siarhei Tsikhanouski in prison questioning why they were doing this.

Today, on 2 June, those detained together with Siarhei Tsikhanouski as a result of a provocation at a pre-election picket on 29 May 2020 in Hrodna were convicted. Dzmitry Furmanau was sentenced to two years of imprisonment, Yauhen Raznichenka received 3.5 years, and Uladzimir Kniha received four years. They were found guilty of active participation in actions that grossly violated public order. The defendants pleaded not guilty and called the criminal case a provocation.

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