Case of political prisoner Siarhei Parsiukevich taken to court

2008 2008-04-01T17:01:31+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The case of one of the leaders of entrepreneurs from Vitsebsk, a political prisoner Siarhei Parsiukevich, has been sent for trial to the court of Maskouski district of Minsk by the prosecutor’s office.

On 31 March Parsiukevich was visited by lawyer Vera Stramkouskaya in the remand prison in Minsk. The businessman faces 6 years of imprisonment on charges of violence against a policeman, RFE/RL informs.

Vera Stramkouskaya informed that yesterday she learnt that ‘Siarhei Parsiukevich’s case was sent to the court of Maskouski district of Minsk. Trial will take place there.’

As said by the lawyer, the political prisoner doesn’t feel well. ‘He has asthma exacerbations and breathes heavily. He is running short of medicines, and new medicines will be brought to him only on Wednesday. It is allowed to bring medicines once a week. Doctors visit him there, and yesterday he was visited by a doctor,’ Stramkouskaya said.

When the court will start and who will try the case of S. Parsiukevich, hasn’t been defined yet.

Siarhei Parsiukevich, a political prisoner, stays imprisoned since 4 March. He was charged with beating Alexander Dulub, a sentry in the remand prison in Akrestsin Street, where Parsiukevich served the arrest term after the rally of market vendors. In reality, it was Parsiukevich who was the victim of police violence. ‘They have fabricated the case in order to avoid responsibility’, the businessman told about sentries in Akrestsin Street.

As said by Vera Stramkouskaya, after reading the files of his case, Siarhei Parsiukevich filed several complaints, but they were dismissed. Earlier investigation dismissed his demand to interrogate the ‘injured’ policeman Alexander Dulub with the help of a lie detector.