Lawyer inquiry submitted to Bahusheusk tuberculosis hospital
The Vitsebsk coordinator of the steering committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Tatsiana Seviarynets is worried about the state of one of the patients, Valery Hancharenka, who is currently kept in the psychiatric department. He was placed there after telling journalists about the unbearable conditions and violations of the patients' rights at the hospital.
“Earlier I applied to the Sianno District Procuracy, asking to hold an inspection at the hospital and check the legality of keeping our adherent Valery Hancharenka in the psychiatric department. As far as I know, after his complaints to journalists the hospital administration took away pens, pencils and paper from other patients and prohibited them to use cellular phones, so that any information would come out of the hospital. I consider it as a violation of their rights, but the procuracy answered that I had no right to initiate an inspection, as I wasn't Hancharenka's relative and haven't received the power of attorney from him,” said Tatsiana Seviarynets.
That's why she had to apply to the bar to make a lawyer file an inquiry about the reasons for keeping Valery Hancharenka in the psychiatric department. As far as the hospital is a closed institution, there is no other way to find about it.