Friends of Belarusian dissident Kolesnikova said she is in intensive care.
MINSK, November 29 – RIA Novosti. Maria Kolesnikova, an activist of the headquarters of the former candidate of Belarusian President Viktor Babariko, convicted of actions in the pursuit of the seizure of state power, Babariko’s press service is in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Gomel. said headquarters.
“Maria is in the intensive care unit in the emergency room in Gomel. The ambulance team delivered Masha on 28 November, took her to the hospital in the first surgical department and transferred her to the intensive care unit,” the message, citing a lawyer, said.
The press service noted that it was learned earlier that Kolesnikova was in the penal cell of the colony. There is no official information about the hospitalization of Kolesnikova.
Kolesnikova has been in a women’s colony in Gomel since January. Earlier, the Supreme Court of Belarus upheld the complaint of Kolesnikova and Maksim Znak, members of the chairmanship of the coordination board of the Belarusian opposition, about the sentence given by the Minsk District Court and did not change the sentence. In early September last year, the Minsk District Court sentenced the activist of the headquarters of the former Belarusian presidential candidate, Babariko Kolesnikova, and her lawyer, Znak, to 11 and 10 years in prison, respectively.
Znak and Kolesnikova, who were subject to a restraining order in the form of arrest at the preliminary investigation stage, were charged with crimes included in the “conspiracy or other acts to seize state power” and “call to action”. aiming to harm national security” and “forming or joining an extremist organization.” They faced up to 12 years in prison. The case was considered in closed court.