Urgent Action: Protect rights of juvenile prisoners
Emil Astrauko and Vasily Sauchanka are held in a juvenile prison in Belarus in conditions which violate their human rights and are subjected to harassment and discrimination by the prison authorities. Following flawed trials in 2018, they were sentenced to 10 years in prison each for minor drug offences. They were 17 years old at the time of their arrest. Their case is emblematic of thousands of teenagers imprisoned in appalling conditions following unfair trials for minor drug-related offences.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 2 MAY 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English, Russian or Belarusian to:
Head of Corrective Colony
Corrective Colony No.2, vul. Batava 4
Salutation: Dear Head of Colony
And copies to:
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus
vul. Lenina 19
Salutation: Dear Minister
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.