Political prisoners continue hunger strikes in Belarusian prisons. Opposition activist, former deputy and member of the parliamentarian group “Respublika” Syarhei Skrabets continues his hunger strike for the 31st day. For two weeks lasts the hunger strike of chairman of National vendors’ strike Committee, member of the Council of Civil initiatives “Free Belarus” Valery Levaneuski, imprisoned in Ivatsevichy colony.
Syarhei Skrabets protest against illegal arrest and unjustified charges. Valery Levaneuski demands dismissal of the head of the penal jurisdiction department of the Interior Ministry of Belarus Uladzimir Kouchur.
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