Military medics issue new diagnosis to ‘Young Front’ activist Andrei Tsianiuta

2009 2009-09-08T20:55:43+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Andrei Tsyanyuta has discharged from the hospital, where he had been examined within the frames of the drafting campaign.

Doctors contested a conclusion of the first instance and said Andrei Tsyaniuta had a lower degree of scoliosis. With mild scoliosis he faces 18-month military service. According to Andrei, he expected the medical board of the Homel region clinical hospital to make such a decision:

– The hospital physician Alexander Vinnik hinted me last week my previous diagnosis wouldn’t be confirmed. The KGB is involved in this case. I think the doctors made what was profitable for the secret services,” the activist told the website

On August 26, the Homel clinical hospital #1 gave Andrei Tsianiuta a conclusion saying he had medium scoliosis. The Homel city military enlistment office ignored this document and set the guy to an additional medical examination. Tsyanyuta had the medical examination in the traumatology department of the regional hospital on August 31. He spent a week in hospital, though the examination usually takes only three days. The main procedures over Tsianiuta were X-ray filming of his curved spine. Doctors made 10 images.

Tsianiuta was expelled from Bryansk Agricultural Academy and then summoned to the military enlistment office. Zmitser Zhaleznichenka, Franak Viachorka, Ivan Shyla were also expelled from education establishments before drafting. They were recognized political soldiers.