Zmitser Khvedaruk Complains to Prosecutor’s Office about His Beating

2007 2007-12-14T22:40:10+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 12 December the riot police violently dispersed an unauthorized action For Independent Belarus in Kastrychitskaya Square in Minsk. The action was timed to the visit of the Russian president Vladimir Putin. During the dispersal the policemen purposely used violence against some of the action participants. A youth leader Zmitser Khvedaruk suffered most: he lost consciousness and was hospitalized. Later the medics diagnosed brain concussion, closed cranial trauma and numerous bruises. 

Today Zmitser Khvedaruk directed to Tsentralny district prosecutor’s office of Minsk a complaint, asking to conduct a check-up and bring a criminal case against the workers of the special police regiment, whose actions were unlawful and resulted in physical injuries to him.

Predictably enough, on 12 December the Ministry of Justice informed members of Belaya Rus about registration of their organization.