Sannikau threatened he would not get to colony alive

The political prisoner's wife Iryna Khalip and human rights defender Alena Tankachova told this at a press-conference in Minsk. They referred to the information obtained by Andrej Sannikau's lawyers at the recent meetings with the political prisoner. Let us remind you, the ex-presidential candidate has been kept on prison transportation for a week already - he is in process of transfer from the Navapolatsk colony to Babruisk. According to Khalip, they put some people to Sannikau's cell during transportation, who told him he would be killed on the way to the colony.

Human rights defenders turn attention to the fact that pressure against political prisoners Andrej Sannikau and Zmitser Dashkevich has been increased recently. There is also no information about Mikalaj Statkevich. Human rights defenders do not know the reason for that.