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Belarus: Public Appeal. Prisoners of Conscience: Mikalay Astreyka, Tsimafey Dranchuk, Enira Branizkaya, Alyaksandr Shalayka

, Index number: EUR 49/019/2006

Mikalay Astreyka, a member of the independent election monitoring group, Initiative Partnership, was conditionally released by the prison administration before the end of his sentence, on 17 November. Despite his new-found freedom, there are continuing restrictions being imposed on him. Amnesty International is calling for Mikalay Astreyka's release to be made unconditional and is continuing to call for the immediate and unconditional release of Tsimafey Dranchuk, who remains in prison.

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