Political prisoner Artsion Dubski held 16-day hunger-strike of protest

2009 2009-08-14T19:52:52+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The arrested participant of the Process of 14 has lost 8 kilograms of weight as a result.

On 14 August Artsiom Dubski was visited by lawyer Tamara Sidarenka. She learnt that the arrested Young Front activist had been on protest hunger strike for 16 days – 29 July to 13 August.

‘Dubski wrote in a letter he might go on hunger strike, but this information wasn’t confirmed. He was given four hours to learn the court decision to examine in prison and two pieces of paper. According to the legal provisions, a convicted person has no limitation in time and paper to examine a trial record. Artsiom said about this and demanded to give him enough time, but an officer of court just wrote down that Dubski had refused to get acquainted with the record. Artsiom Dubski went on hunger strike in protest, but decided to stop it today after a conversation with the lawyer,’ the lawyer of Young Front Anastasia Loika said.

The cassation appeal will be heard at Mahiliou city court on 20 August.

Bear in mind that on 7 July Young Front activist Artsiom Dubski was sentenced to a year of imprisonment in a minimum security colony for violation of the rules of serving punishment within the frames of the Process of 14.