Political prisoner Zmitser Khvedaruk taken to hospital again

2009 2009-08-27T19:29:53+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Medical examination of the forcefully drafted “Young Front” activist will begin in Minsk on September 7.

As Radio Racyja reports, youth activist Zmitser Khvedaruk got new diseases in the army.

We remind that on January 28, 2009, Zmitser Khvedaruk was forcefully guarded to the military enlistment office and then to a jail in Akrestsin Street to serve punishment for participation in a rally on May 1, 2008. It became known later that the court didn’t deliver such a verdict. Nevertheless, Khvedaruk had to spend two days in jail. Handcuffed, he was taken to Minsk polyclinic #4 for medical examination. The medical board found him fit for military service, though he had a surgery on a vine a month ago and a number of chronic diseases.

Handcuffed, the “Young Front” activist was guarded to barracks in Zhodzina, though Zmitser Khvedaruk was a student of Theological College and had draft deferment. He didn’t have a medical report and an ID during the examination.

Khvedaruk was taken to hospital several times during the service. It was revealed that he has diseases incompatible with military service, but the youth activist was sent to the barracks again.

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