STAS PACHOBUT, LEADER OF DEVIATION ROCK GROUP, IN HOSPITAL. ANDREI PACHOBUT, JOURNALIST OF GLOS ZNAD NIEMNA, IN JAIL

2002 2002-09-09T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Hrodna police beat up Stas Pachobut, 26, leader of the famous rock-group "Deviation". At present Stas is at neurosurgery department of Hrodna emergency hospital. Stas' brother, journalist of Hrodna newspaper Glos znad Niemna Andrei Pachobut, who has witnessed the assault and insisted on calling for an ambulance, is under arrest.
At midnight of 7 September Stas and friends were walking home after a birthday party, when a police car stopped nearby. The police officers got out, hand-cuffed Stas and 3 other guys, and took them to Leninski borough police station.
-- A police officer started shouting at us out of his car, I demanded he should show us his documents, -- explains Stas, -- instead, he hand-cuffed me. According to Stas, the beating up started already in the police car. Coming up to the police station, Andrei Pachobut saw police officers throw his younger brother out of the building, all in blood and beaten up. Andrei insisted on calling for an ambulance. An ambulance took Stas to hospital, this fact is registered in a police report.
However, the policemen drew up reports, charging Andrei with "disorderly conduct". He is kept in jail of Leninski borough police station. Three other guys, who were detained together with Stas, are also charged with disorderly conduct, awaiting trial in jail.
At present Stas is at neurosurgery department of emergency hospital. Doctors still haven't made the diagnosis. He has a huge bruise on his left eye and scrapes on his face. Stas says, he feels sick and dizzy.
The brothers intend to insist on criminal charges against the police officers, who have beaten up Stas Pachobut.

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