Police Beat Protesters

2008 2008-01-11T20:17:36+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Vera Stramkouskaya, lawyer of the detained on 10 January participants of the entrepreneurs’ action, demanded to call an emergency ambulance to Tsentralny district court of Minsk. 5 activists were guarded to the court, all of them have injuries.

Tatyana Tishkevich is suspected to have a head injury, Arseni Pakhomau has marks of beating on the face, Yury Kaksiuk has a fractured rib, Mikhail Pashkevich and Mikhail Kryvau were beaten brutally. They spent the night in a special prison facility in Akrestsin Street. A prison doctor, who examined the detained people yesterday, refused to render medical aid, the press service of the United Civil Party said.

Bear in mind that that just after the detention the young people were forced to turn off their phones and they couldn’t say their relatives about their location.

Yesterday after the protest of market vendors underage Artur Kutsiukha was beaten up by riot policemen in mufti. As the Charter’97 was told in the Committee for Defense of Repressed Solidarity, 17-year-old guy was seized in a pedestrian subway in Independence Square, knocked on the ground and beaten up.

Yesterday the police department of Maskouski district for a long time was concealing information about Artur’s being there from Artur’s parents. An ambulance was called in later, as he was taken bad. In the emergency hospital doctors told Artur Kutsiukha might have a traumatic brain injury. He was to stay in the hospital for a night, but at 10 p.m. he was suddenly told the patient capacity of the hospital is insufficient, and he was sent back home.