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Belarus: Public Appeal update: Prisoner of Conscience: Zmitser Dashkevich

, Index number: EUR 49/021/2006

On 15 December 2006, an appeal made by the lawyer of Zmitser Dashkevich was refused by Minsk City Court and the original sentence of one and a half years' imprisonment was upheld. On 7 December, Zmitser Dashkevich was transferred to a prison colony in Shklou, where he will now serve the remainder of his sentence. He has asked colleagues to let Amnesty International know that he is very grateful for the demonstration of solidarity that members are showing.

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