Andrei Klimau has spent week in remand prison

On April 3 an opposition leader Andrei Klimau was arrested in Minsk. For publishing on the web and article the politician in charged with violation article 361 Part 3 of the Criminal Code of Belarus (appeals to overthrow or change of he constitutional regime of Belarus committed with the use of mass media). At the moment Andrei Klimau stays in the remand prison in Valadarski Street in Minsk. He faces a sentence from 1 to 5 years of imprisonment.

The investigator of Minsk prosecutor’s office Anatol Hadun, who is investigating the case of Andrei Klimau, denies comments to journalists. Nothing is informed about conditions of detention of Andrei Klimau in Minks remand prison.

Earlier Andrei Klimau has spent 4 years on economic crime charges. However the politician believes that he had been convicted for active participation in Lukashenka impeachment campaign. In 2005 the court of Tsentralny district of Minsk sentenced Klimau to a year and a half of imprisonment for organising a street rally on March 25. In December 2006 he was released.

Klimau has spent 5.5 ye in prison in total. The politician was recognized a prisoner of conscience. 

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