Mikalay Astreyka was conditionally released from prison in November before the end of his sentence. He and 3 other political activists, featured in AIUSA's Summer postcard and Freedom Writer's actions, were arrested in February as they prepared to monitor elections in Belarus. Enira Branizkaya and Alyaksandr Shalayka were freed from prison in August, following completion of their sentences. Amnesty is calling for Astreyka's release to be made unconditional and for Tsimafey Dranchuk to be released as well. Many thanks to all who took action on their behalf.
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Russian Federation: Environmental Activist Denied Parole (UA 14/14)
On 15 April, the Kirsanovskii District Court in Tambov Region rejected Yevgeniy Vitishko’s request for parole. His defense team is going to appeal the decision.