In Support of Autukhovich

2010 2010-06-28T18:29:13+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The Committee for the Protection of the Repressed ‘Salidarnasts’ and the Human Rights Center ‘Viasna’ submitted an urgent appeal to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, drawing attention to the detention conditions of the political prisoner Mikalai Autukhovich.

The human rights activists stress that Mikalai Autukhovich has for a long time been unable to receive efficient medical aid due to the criminal inaction of the administration of Minsk Detention Center #1 and the Department for the Execution of Sentences of the Interior Ministry, which, according to them, is a violation of Autukhovich’s rights and manifestation of torture. The appeal is accompanied with a number of copies of official replies by the state bodies, which repeatedly denied the prisoner access to medical aid.