Young Front activist appeals psychiatric abuse

2014 2014-02-19T17:33:39+0300 2014-02-19T17:33:39+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Aliaksandr Latyshau from Zhlobin filed a complaint with the head of department of health of Homel Regional Executive Committee after he was referred for a psychiatric examination at a mental hospital “in connection with his earlier participation in the Young Front.”

“I disagree to the grounds for referral for a medical examination, since I view this as discrimination on political grounds,” writes Aliaksandr Latyshau in his complaint.

He requests to open an investigation into the use of discrimination, the results of which should give a legal assessment of the conclusions of the district psychiatrist about the state of his health, and his participation in the public association.

“Referral of a recruit to a psychiatric hospital for examination with this wording has nothing to do with common sense. Even if a person has to undergo such an examination, the doctor has no right to link the state of his health to involvement in a particular organization. Here we can see someone’s order with a view to exert pressure on the young man,” says local human rights defender Anatol Paplauny.

An earlier medical examination in a psychiatric hospital of Homel found Aliaksandr Latyshau fit for military service.

The activist has been assisted by the legal advice office of Viasna’s Homel branch.

слухаць Радыё рацыя Міжнародная федэрацыя правоў чалавека Беларуская Інтэрнэт-Бібліятэка КАМУНІКАТ Грамадзкі вэб-архіў ВЫТОКІ Антидискриминационный центр АДЦ 'Мемориал' Беларускі Праўны Партал Межрегиональная правозащитная группа - Воронеж/Черноземье
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