New criminal case launched against Yury Rubtsou

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The Investigative Committee of the Pruzhany district has launched a new criminal case against the political prisoner Yury Rubtsou. The activist who received a soft sentence before, faces three years in prison on charges of evading the previous punishment, Radio Liberty reports.

Rubtsou became famous for shirts with unusual political slogans. The political prisoner recently got a tattoo "Lukashenka go away". According to Rubtsou, some policemen from the village Kuplin, where he is serving his sentence, was deprived of a bonus. Rubtsou believes that the police filed a criminal case against him  in response - he allegedly evaded punishment skipped work.

Rubtsou refused to work four times, but he does not feel guilty. He says that he is forced to sign the contract saying he works voluntarily and not under force.

In protest, Rubtsou went on a hunger strike and has been boycotting police officers, investigators and prosecutors starting April 6.

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