Andrey Shantarovich: 15th Day of Hunger-strike

2004 2004-11-03T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Andrey Shantarovich is the chief editor of the “Mestnaya Gazeta”, issued in the tow Vawkavysk. He is keeping the hunger-strike against the three-month suspension of his newspaper by the authorities for fifteen days already.

-- Since yesterday I have mainly to lie, because it is difficult for me even to sit, -- said Shantarovich to journalist of the “Pahonia” newspaper.

Andrey Shantarovich has already lost 15 kilos. The Ministry of Information doesn’t react to his demand to set aside its order and let the newspaper be printed.