The activists of the Partisan art-group have congratulated the political prisoner Mikalaj Statkievich on his birthday.
Posters with congratulations to the 2010 presidential candidate have been glued to advertising pillars and information boards in Salihorsk. The action’s participants told about the event to the charter97.org web-site.
Mikalaj Statkievich was one the presidential candidates in 2010 elections. He was arrested after a mass protest manifestation against the rigged elections results on 19 December 2010. Over 700 protesters got arrested then, including candidates for president Andrei Sannikov, Uladzimir Niaklajeu, Ales Michlevic and their team members.
On26 May 2011 the politician was sentenced by the court of Minsk Partisan district to 6 years of imprisonment in a high security prison. In 2012 the imprisonment conditions have been toughened – he has been transferred from the penal colony number 17 in Shklou to the prison number 4 in Mahilou.