Zmitser Khvedaruk to be operated today

2009 2009-02-24T20:28:51+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Forcefully drafted into army “Young Front” activist Zmitser Khvedaruk is at Republican Military Hospital in Minsk.

As Charter’97 press center has learnt from the activist is to be operated on varicose veins today.

“At first I was taken to hospital in Barysau, where doctors said they would operate me only on April 14, because they didn’t have enough places. Later, when I returned to the military unit, I was sent to Minsk to undergo analyses, and they decided to operate me today,” Zmitser Khvedaruk said.

On February 18, the youth activist had a medical examination at military hospital in Minsk. It was planned that he would be hospitalized after the medical examination. As it was found out after the examination, there were not enough places for soldiers in hospital, and the surgery was postponed for few weeks. Zmitser Khvedaruk was taken to the military unit in Zhodzina again, and the guy had to serve on an equal basis with other soldiers.

It should be reminded that “Young Front” activist and student of Theological College Zmitser Khvedaruk was arrested and forcefully drafted fro military service on January 28.