Alena Zakhozhaia Signs Refusal from Food
On 1 November the hunger-striker Alena Zakhozhaia was examined by several medics. On their request she signed the confirmation that she refused from food. She also asked them to prepare the liquids for all droppers in her presence. Now she drinks only diluted juices. While the ambulance doctors were giving medical aid to A.Zakhozhaia when she lost conscience at the working place representatives of the administration brought to her the ruling according to which she was to be deprived from the wage bonus for October for ‘absence from the working place’. The matter is that at 10.00-11.30 a.m. on 24 October she had a talk with the OSCE representative Fiona Frazer. However, before this she had a talk with the journalists of the TV channel Mahiliou-1 and it didn’t lead to such results. The administration of the Belshyna (Belarusian tyre) plant persistently hushes up the reason for the conflict with the worker – the refusal of Belshyna to provide a legal address to the local unit of the Belarusian Independent Trade Union (BITU) so that it could get the state registration. Instead of it the administration presents Zakhozhaia’s hunger-strike as struggle for financial means. However, it means that the heads of the enterprise mocked at the hunger-strikers for 11 days.