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  • Imprisoned Radio Liberty journalist Ihar Losik allowed correspondence with his wife

    RFE/RL Belarus reports that Ihar Losik, convicted in December 2021 to 15 years of imprisonment, received official permission to correspond with his wife Daria Losik, who is also in custody since 18 October 2022. Before the sentence was passed on to Daria, they were not allowed to exchange letters.

    On 18 Jan­u­ary, Daria Losik was sen­tenced to 2 years in prison for com­ment­ing on her husband’s case to Bel­sat TV, rec­og­nized as an extrem­ist for­ma­tion in Belarus. After the ver­dict, the admin­is­tra­tion of the cor­rec­tion­al facil­i­ty that holds Ihar Losik allowed him to cor­re­spond with his wife. How­ev­er, it is still unknown whether the cor­re­spon­dence was allowed to Daria, since she is still kept in a pre-tri­al deten­tion facil­i­ty.

    The cou­ple has a four-year-old daugh­ter Pauli­na, who is being tak­en care of by her grand­par­ents. She miss­es her par­ents very much.

    Mean­while, Ihar’s grand­fa­ther died last week­end. The fam­i­ly hopes to vis­it Ihar in prison in March.

    Losik was detained on 25 June 2020 after a search of his home in Baranavichy in con­nec­tion with his blog­ging and jour­nal­is­tic work that had alleged­ly incit­ed protests. On 14 Decem­ber 2021, the jour­nal­ist was sen­tenced to 15 years in prison.

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