Political prisoner Parfiankou spent more than 40 days in punishment cell
8:21, — Politics
Vasil Parfiankou is often thrown into a punishment cell on false accusations.
Charter97.org has learnt it from activist and film director Volha Mikalaichyk.
“He is most likely to be in the punishment cell now. His latest letter was delivered more than two weeks ago, though he usually writes often. I sent him a money transfer, magazines, newspapers and icons, but he does not reply. So, I think he is in the punishment cell. They throw him there often. The time he spends in the punishment cell is added to his term in the cell-type facility, so it is possible that he won't be transferred to a normal unit until the end of his term,” she says.
The activist noted political prisoner Parfiankou was in correctional facility No. 9 in Horki since February. He spent more than 40 days in the punishment cell.
“He wrote in his latest letter that he did physical exercises, prayed and read. He asks to sent him more newspapers and magazines, because he doesn't have a TV set and radio. It's hard to be there, and letters help him a lot. So I ask charter97.org readers to send letters to him,” Volka Mikalaichyk says.
On December 5, 2013, Minsk's Pershamaiski district court sentenced Vasil Parfiankou to a year in a maximum security correctionalfacility for “violating the rules of preventive supervision”.
In 2011, Parfiankou was sentenced to 4 years for a rally on December 19, 2010. He was amnestied four months later. He was put under preventive supervision in early 2012 after several arrests for taking part in pickets of solidarity with political prisoners.