The court threw him behind bars despite the fact that the man had a disability.
Political prisoner Nikolai Klimovich died in the colony of Vitebsk, convicted for caricature of dictator Alexander Lukashenko.
According to the human rights center “Viasna”, 61-year-old Klimovich died in the Vitebsk colony No. 3.
Klimovich was sentenced to a year in prison for reacting to a cartoon of Alexander Lukashenko published in Odnoklassniki. The court sent him to the colony despite the fact that the man has a disability of group II due to heart disease.
Repressions in Belarus
The Lukashenka regime has launched a real hunt for people who oppose him. Recently, a Minsk court sentenced Nobel laureate Ales Byalyatsky to 10 years in prison. Three other human rights activists received from 7 to 9 years in prison.
In addition, a Ukrainian recently received three years in prison for participating in protests in Belarus. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine considers this sentence unfair and illegal.
People in Belarus are afraid not only of people, but also of songs. Recently, the court of Belarus recognized the well-known Ukrainian song “Our Father – Bandera, Ukraine – Mother” as “extremist”.