The penal colony administration threatens Zmitser Dashkevich with rape.
The political prisoner has been on hunger strike for the seventh day in a punishment cell of the Mozyr penal colony, Young Front web site reports
After his refusal to do clean-up jobs, a special commission gathered. “Are you going to lay down the law here, you baptist, twice hypnotized alcoholic, faggot? You are a piece of shit, not a French prime minister,” colony warden Yury Zbarouski started a meeting.
All seven members were shouting at Dashkevich: “Look, what an ugly mug he has! He is a moron!” It is natural that Dashkevich withdrew from having a talk with so called commission. On the same day he was reprimanded and deprived of all long-term visits.
After he was adjudged to be suicidally inclined, Dashkevich filed an application stating that he went on a hunger strike. The security department head rumpled it and threw out saying: “I will put you to criminals and they will … you, clear? Write your explanatory report!”
“The security department head menaced me that it would be much worse for Dashkevich if anything leaked to the press. But I see no alternative but to give these horrible things to the public,” Dashkevich’s fiancee Nasta Palazhanka said.
Zmitser Dashkevich and another activist of the Young Front Eduard Lobau were detained on December 18, 2010. Opposition activists and human rights defenders consider this detention as part of police preventive action performed before the 2010 presidential election. Dashkevich and Lobau were adjudged guilty of especially malignant hooliganism (Article 339, part 3 of the Criminal Code). On March 24, 2011 Zmitser Dashkevich was sentenced to two years of imprisonment in a general regime penal colony. In September, 2011 the activist was offered to file a petition for pardon addressed to Alexander Lukashenka but he rejected this proposal.
He was to go at liberty in December, 2012 but on August 28 Hlybokaye district court in camera acknowledged Dashkevich guilty of“gross disobedience of orders of correctional institution administration”. Four months which Dashkevich was to serve under the first sentence has been included in the new one. Thus, now Zmitser Dashkevich is expected to be released on August 28, 2012.