Two Victims of Violent Dispersal of Action at Kastrychintskaya Square Are in Hospital

2007 2007-12-13T16:40:22+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

A Young Front leader Zmitser Khvedaruk is still in clinical hospital #9 in Minsk. During the preliminary examinations the doctor diagnosed brain concussion. However, Khvedaruk can also have other injuries. During the yesterday’s action of protest against Vladimir Putin’s visit to Belarus (possibly aimed at signing the act of the union state, thus depriving Belarus of sovereignty), the police were tearing a white-red-white flag out from Khvedaruk’s hands. The 19-year-old youngster held the flag with his both hands, while fascists in the uniform were beating him into unconsciousness. Then they stamped on him.

Another youth activist, Zmitser Kavalhin, got to clinical hospital #6 in Minsk. During the dispersal of the action he jumped from the 3-meter high parapet of the tube station Kastrychnitskaya on the stairs and sprained an ankle. His acquaintances called an ambulance. The hospital medics diagnosed injure of the knee ligaments.

The leader of the United Civil Party Anatol Liabedzka was beaten as well. ‘They surely had an order to use brutal force against participants of the meeting. They used all possible means and dirty language. They hit me in the legs and in the back, one of them punched me in the face and smashed my lips,’ said Liabedzka in an interview with the BelaPAN.