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Blogger convicted over a caricature of Lukashenko dies in the colony

May 8, 2023

In Belarus, political prisoner-blogger Nikolai Klimovich, who was convicted for a caricature of Oleksandr Lukashenko, died in a colony.


According to Ukrinform, this was reported by Radio Liberty concerning the Vyasna Human Rights Center.

"A 61-year-old political prisoner-blogger from Pinsk, Mykola Klimovich, died in Vitebsk colony No. 3. He was sentenced to a year in prison for reacting to a caricature of Lukashenko in Odnoklassniki," the statement reads.

It is noted that on February 28, Klimovich, who had the second group of disability due to heart problems, was sentenced to a year in prison under the article on insulting Lukashenko.

Human rights activists clarify that the man was sentenced for a satirical drawing that he posted on his page on the social network.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 08/05/2023

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