Updated at 11:30,08-12-2016

Lawyer denied access to Andrei Sannikov again

A presidential candidate remains in isolation. A lawyer was not allowed today to see Andrei Sannikov, who serves his 5-year sentence in Vitsba-3 penal colony.

A formal reason for the denied meeting was that Sannikov allegedly works first shift.

The website charter97.org learned this from Iryna Khalip, the wife of the presidential candidate.

We remind that Andrei Sannikov has been in full isolation for the last three months: he did not have access to lawyers or relatives. Letters from the prisoner of conscience are not delivered. He is forbidden from phoning hope.

In the period of full isolation, the political prisoner was forced to appeal for a pardon under pressure, torture and threats to his family, but Andrei Sannikov still remains in prison.