Harry Pahaniajla: Regime holds a slipknot around political prisoners’ neck
13:08, — Politics
The authorities intend to control the life of political prisoners after they are released.
The head of the legal department of Belarusian Helsinki Committee (BHC) Harry Pahaniajla shared such an opinion with the charter97.org web-site as he commented on the introduction of preventive supervision over a political prisoner Dzmitry Dashkievich after his release from prison.
“There is a practice in Belarus that sanctions may be introduced against a previously charged person in the form of administrative and preventive supervision. Such measures against a previously charged person do not depend on the crimes the person committed, what punishment served and how behaved at penitentiary institutions etc.”, - the lawyer noted.
The human rights activist has highlighted that Dzmitry Dashkievich in any case has the right to appeal against the supervision in a higher instance court.
“That is why is he, having studied specific case materials and the legislation, decides that the law enforcers act illegally, he can appeal against them in court. The legal character of these actions can be checked by an appeal to a prosecutor’s office, and then in court. It is clear that we are dealing not with a democratic and jural state, but with a totalitarian regime, which violates human rights and introduces some sanctions in order to always keep a slipknot around a citizen’s neck”, - Harry Pahaniajla is convinced.
We would remind that the leader of an international organization Young Front Dzmitry Dashkievich is due to be released on 28 August. After the release he will stay under preventive supervision.