The court transferred Tsikhanouski from colony to prison

Tikhanovsky was transferred from the colony to a prison facility, where he will be kept in a cell around the clock. His wife, a former presidential candidate, said that her husband was placed there for three years for unknown reasons< source srcset=" 800w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 400px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 400px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >< source srcset=" 1200w" type="image/webp" media="(-webkit-min-device -pixel-ratio: 2), (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >

Sergei Tikhanovsky

The court of the Oktyabrsky district of Mogilev toughened the measure of restraint for the Belarusian oppositionist, the husband of the ex-presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Sergei Tikhanovsky, according to the Belarusian human rights center “Viasna”, deprived of registration in the country.

Tikhanovsky will serve time in prison, he was previously held in a colony in Mogilev. The convict will be transferred to another institution in the near future. Human rights activists explained that the prison regime implies 24-hour detention in a cell.

The meeting in the case of Tikhanovsky on changing his preventive measure took place on the same day, August 11, follows from the database of the Supreme Court of Belarus. The question was considered by Judge Zhanna Pushkina.

The wife of the oppositionist SvetlanaTikhanovskaya said that her husband was “sent from the colony to prison for three years” for unknown reasons.

According to Art. 124 of the Criminal Executive Code of the Republic of Belarus, prisons contain those sentenced to deprivation of liberty in the form of imprisonment in prison, as well as convicts transferred to prison for up to three years for violating the regime of detention in correctional colonies for persons serving a sentence of imprisonment for the first time , correctional colonies for persons who have previously served a sentence of deprivation of liberty, and special regime correctional colonies.

Those sentenced to deprivation of liberty are kept in prisons in locked common cells. By order of the head of the prison and with the consent of the prosecutor, they may be kept in solitary confinement. Walks of convicts held in prison are held cell-by-cell during the daytime on a part of the prison territory specially equipped in the open air.

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Tikhanovsky was sentenced in December to 18 years in prison for organizing mass riots, inciting social hatred and obstructing the work of the Central Election Commission, as well as for organizing actions that grossly violate public order. He was arrested during the 2020 presidential campaign in Belarus, after which his wife Svetlana became the only opposition candidate.

Before his arrest, Tikhanovsky founded the opposition project “Country for Life”, dedicated to social problems. Now his website says he helps political prisoners.

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