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February 16th, 2008. Posted in News from Belarus

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Valery Levaneuski: “A.Kozulin, in the presence of the political decision, for a long time could release”

According to Valery Levaneuski A.Kazulin for a long time could release. But it the power want not to do, probably wait, when Kazulin will beg for pardons and to be humiliated in exchange for punishment softening. Here also hold the innocent person behind a lattice. There are at least 5 lawful ways of clearing of A.Kazulin in the presence of political will.

It corrective works (replacement of imprisonment by corrective works according to item 91 criminal code), change of a sentence in a judicial order on softer sentence, the pardon, application of the certificate of amnesty to political prisoners, sentence cancellation, as illegal. And it is the power can make and without participation and A.Kazulin’s consent.

Aliaxander Lukashenka admitted today, that to him well-known about a grave condition of health of the spouse of political prisoner Aliaxander Kazulin and has tried to use this situation for trade with the West

Iryna Kazulin is hard sick, her spouse almost is two years behind a lattice on political grounds. Releasing of all political prisoners – the main thing of the requirement of the European Union and the USA.

Visiting today Vitebsk area, Aliaxander Lukashenka has declared, that a question connected with political prisoners in the country, does not exist any more. “The question with so-called political prisoners is closed”, – the Belarus governor has declared, answering in Friday on an “Interfax” question.

Speaking about political prisoners, Lukashenka has declared, that “to us to make a complaint there are no occasions”. “We will look, that will make EU and the USA”. “And to our people I advise to observe, especially that who tries to condemn me as EU and the USA” will arrive, – has declared A.Lukashenka. He has underlined: “We have made a step, we will look, that will make thereupon the European Union and the USA”.

According to Lukashenka so-called political prisoners “have been punished, according to the Criminal code, for concrete crimes”. “We do not have political articles”, – has noted A.Lukashenka.

“I think, that how brings an attention to the question the European Union us – is not necessary the eaten away egg and consequently me the decision to release those people for whom so the West and the USA” stood up was accepted, – A.Lukashenka has told.

As he said, “they (political prisoners), probably, did kind affairs for EU and the USA, and they now in a trouble do not throw them”. “This only thing, that is pleasant to me in positions of EU and the USA”, – A.Lukashenka has told.

He has declared: “As far as I am informed, this position did not suit one Kazulin”. “The question was that his wife is sick, and to me ambassadors of the European Union have addressed. All right, all of us the people, everyone happens. I have agreed – let carries, treats the wife. Today there is a question on treatment in Germany, it is necessary to accompany the wife”, – has noted A.Lukashenka.

Thus he has declared, that “as far as in the morning I have been informed, he has refused to treat her”. “But it is family problems, has refused, so has refused. That is necessary from me, I have offered, but he has refused to treat her”, – the president has informed.

As he said, “he (Kazulin) has refused even after his daughters have gone and persuaded to rescue mum (wife Kozulin), this mum was not necessary for a long time already to him”. “But I do not want to butt in another’s affairs, a life all will place in the places”, – have concluded A.Lukashenka.

Olga Kazulin: “It unscrupulously and brutally”

To comment Lukashenka’s on statements the Charter press centre’ 97 has asked daughter Aliaxander Kazulin – Olga.

“Our mother dies, and Aliaxander Lukashenka perfectly knows about it. To tell that he is ready to release our father for the sake of treatment of mother – cynicism top. The way he is not covered with our mum. It unscrupulously and brutally”, – was declared by Olga Kazulin.

Andrey Sannikau: “Any transactions and gamble on health of people will not improve reputation of the Belarus authorities in Europe”

Lukashenka’s words the international co-ordinator of the Charter’ 97, one of initiators of civil campaign “the European Belarus” makes comments on Andrey Sannikau:

“Lukashenka admitted today, that he perfectly knows a situation with Iryna Kazulin’s health, but despite it he tries to use this situation for trade. It really top of cynicism and instead of going on a mercy way, he underlines again brutality of the power existing in Belarus. Here it is impossible to dissemble. The European Union has accurately declared that development of any relations can be discussed only after clearing of all political prisoners and the termination of political reprisals. To exchange separate political prisoners on trading preference with the European Union he will not turn out, that he would be not promised by his advisers or separate European diplomats.

Lukashenka tries to leave in every way innocent Kazulin in prison. For this reason he is covered with other political prisoners: Klimau, Sdvizhkau, Kim that Kazulin did not remain the unique political prisoner in Belarus. But all these maneuvers are so cynically obvious, that instead of improvement of relations with Lukashenka’s European Union can get to even big blockade as behind a situation with political prisoners, with their health and health of their family watch closely not only and not so much government of member countries of the European Union, how many the international public. Therefore any transactions and gamble on health of people will not improve reputation of the Belarus authorities in Europe, and, means, and will not open so necessary for Belarus today possibility of normal relations with the European Union “.

On February, 15th, answering questions of journalists in Vitebsk, Aliaxander Lukashenka has declared (citations from the message of the press-service of the president): “As far as I am informed today, in my opinion, this situation has not arranged one Kazulin. The question was that at him the wife is sick. And to me ambassadors of the European Union (and the USA, I know, support them) have addressed, that the situation has supposedly developed the serious. All right, all of us the people, everyone happens. I have agreed. Let carries, treats the wife. We, how much could, to it helped. In due time to Germany to send offered. And today there is a question on its treatment in Germany, and the husband should accompany it. But, how much I have been this morning informed, he has refused. These are family problems, and I do not wish to interfere with them. Let understand. That is necessary from me – I have offered. But he has refused to treat it, even after its own daughters have gone to him, him persuaded: please, help to rescue mum. But I, besides, do not wish to get into these affairs. The life will place all in places “.

The note:

The criminal code of Belarus.

Article 95. Amnesty

1. Amnesty is applied on the basis of the law of Belarus concerning an individually-uncertain circle of persons.

2. On the basis of the act of amnesty the person who has committed a crime, can be released from the criminal liability, and the person condemned for a crime, can be in full or in part released from punishment as the basic, and additional, or is released from punishment conditionally, or to such person not left part of punishment can be replaced by softer punishment, or to him the previous conviction can be taken off.

3. If the person conditionally released by the act of amnesty from punishment, during not left term commits a deliberate crime, and the crime on imprudence for which it is condemned to imprisonment is equal, the court appoints to him punishment by the rules provided by article 73 of the present Code.

Article 96. The pardon
1. The pardon is carried out by the President of Belarus concerning the individually-defined person.

2. On the basis of the act of the pardon the person condemned for a crime, can be in full or in part released from punishment as the basic, and additional, or is released from punishment conditionally, or to such person not left part of punishment can be replaced by softer punishment, or to him the previous conviction can be removed.

3. If the person conditionally released by the certificate of the pardon, during not left term commits a deliberate crime, and the crime on imprudence for which it is condemned to imprisonment is equal, the court appoints to him punishment by the rules provided by article 73 of the present Code.

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Note: Translated by means of machine translation. The original text in Russian is on a site www.levonevsky.org or www.levonevski.net
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