Political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny was beaten up in the Horki penal colony No. 9.

On January 24, the day of the political prisoner was left without protection and supervision in the corridor of the medical unit, where he was beaten up by another convict, wearing black glasses, knitted black gloves and a hat.

The attacker grabbed Mikhail Zhamchuzhny at the throat with his left hand hit him several times at the head.

The political prisoner filed a complaint about this incident with the prosecutor’s office of the Mahiliou region.

Also, human rights activists report that on January 19 Zhamchuzhny was given three days in a de-seg for allegedly found dust in his cell. This is his 18th punishment since Mikhail Zhamchuzhny got into colony No. 9 in Horki.

Note by Pramen: Penal colony no. 9 in Belarus has a reputation of a special colony for exercising pressure on political prisoners. Later on activists Zmitser Dashkevich, Vasily Parfenkov, Alexey Zhelnov, anarchist Mikola Dziadok served their prison terms there.

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