Valery Levaneuski Urges State Control Committee to Inspect Prisons

2006 2006-06-05T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”


Former political prisoner, entrepreneurs leader Valery Levaneuski addressed the State Control Committee with a request to investigate where the clothing for prisoners disappears. According to the former political prisoner, he never met a person who would have received at least anything from the clothing due to him, within the two years that he spent in different correction settlements and investigation prisons.

On the one hand, there are definite norms of clothing for the detained, certain sums are allocated from the State budget for these needs; on the other hand, prisoners do not get anything of the clothing. Some suspect there are clothing norms, but prisoners are not allowed to inquire on this issue, for dimmed reasons that a normal person cannot comprehend. The punishment system is unreasonably restricted, which can be exploited by those who can get profit from such a business. And these people must have imposed the top secret stamp on the information on clothing. I cannot understand why the appointed clothing is not performed. Either it gets stolen by the officials of the Department for Sentences Execution of the Belarusian Interior Ministry, or it is not supplied to prisons, - Valery Levaneuski states.

Valery Levaneuski insists on complex inspection on the facts cited in the application. Moreover, the former political prisoner urges to oblige the Department for Sentences Execution of the Belarusian Interior Ministry to perform adequately the clothing for detained people according to the proper pattern and quality, not later than during the first three days of detention. Valery Levaneuski also calls to consider and adopt the system of registration and control of clothing performing in investigation prisons, which could provide clothing for every detained person and eliminate falsifications of documents on clothing.