Mikalai Autukhovich can't receive letters from Ukrainian protesters
16:30, — Politics
Postcards and telegrams from Ukrainian protesters haven't been delivered to the Belarusian political prisoner.
Activist and film director Volha Mikalaichyk learnt it from Mikalai Autukhovich's letter, Radio Svaboda reports.
“Activists sent him a telegram on his birthday. I know it for sure, I saw it with my own eyes. It wasn't cheap – 180 hryvnias. He hasn't received a telegram and postcards. Activists sent postcards to all 12 Belarusian political prisoners from a post office near the protest camp,” Volha Mikalaichyk said.
The activist thinks the Belarusian authorities decided not to deliver letters from Ukrainian protesters to political prisoners amid dramatic events in Ukraine.
Mikalai Autukhovich was sentenced to 5 years in prison over part 3 of article 295 “illegal possession of firearms, ammunition and explosives). He was given additional two months, because he allegedly committed a new crime before the expiration of his previous term. He serves a term of 5 years and two months in a maximum security correctional colony.