03/09/2018

Urgent Action: Health Concerns For Jailed Belarusian Activist (Belarus: UA 54.18)


23-year old Belarusian activist, Dzmitry Paliyenka, is serving a two-year prison sentence for peacefully opposing restrictions on cyclists. He is being exposed to conditions that exacerbate his asthma and denied medical treatment for an untreated wound. He is a prisoner of conscience.

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23-year old Belarusian activist, Dzmitry Paliyenka, is serving a two-year prison sentence for peacefully opposing restrictions on cyclists. He is being exposed to conditions that exacerbate his asthma and denied medical treatment for an untreated wound. He is a prisoner of conscience.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Dzmitry Paliyenka, as is a prisoner of conscience, targeted solely for his peaceful activism;
  • Pending his release, calling on the authorities to provide Dzmitry Paliyenka with access to all health care he may require and ensure that he is not placed in conditions that will exacerbate his health problems;
  • Urging the authorities to ensure that Dzmitry Paliyenka is able to enjoy all legal safeguards in detention – including regular contact with his family and access to, and opportunity to speak confidentially with, his lawyer.

Contact these two officials by 20 April, 2018:

Head of Penal Colony #2
Yury Trutko
Penal colony #2
Vul. Sikorskaha,1
9th Detachment
Babruisk 212800
Belarus
Salutation: Dear Mr. Trutko

Chargé d´Affaires Mr. Pavel Shidlovsky, Embassy of Belarus
1619 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC 20009
Phone: 1 202 986 1606 I Fax: 1 202 986 1805
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 54.18

Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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