Political prisoner Artsyom Dubski stopped hunger strike
The participant of the Process of 14 stopped his hunger strike as the administration of the pre-trial detention center in Babruisk treats him “better”.
On July 17, officers of the detention center demanded Dubski to apply for transferring him in a penal colony to serve his punishment. After that the “Young Front” activist was denied medical aid, taken away his belongings, and conditions of detention for him were worsened. Artsyom Dubski went on hunger strike in protest on July 20, Radio Svaboda reports.
Artsyom Dubski told his mother on July 23 that he was treated better, so he stopped the strike.
We remind that participant of the Process of 14 Artsyom Dubski was sentenced to a year in a minimum security penal colony on July 7 for violation of the rules of serving punishment in the Case of 14. In 2008, Dubski had to left for Ukraine as militia officers had given him two far-fetched warnings for violation of the rules of serving. Dubski was detained in Homel on February 13, 2009.
The Case of 14 is a criminal case under article 342 of the Criminal Code of Belarus, instigated against participants of a peaceful rally of entrepreneurs held in Minsk on January 10, 2008.
14 youth activists were sentenced to different terms of restriction of liberty and imprisonment for participation in this rally. Amnesty International recognized participants of the Process of 14 Prisoners of Conscience in 2009.