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Stanislau Pachobut Hospitalized after 2 Days of Hunger-strike

2006 2006-11-21T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”


The activist of the Union of Poles in Belarus Stanislau Pachobut was placed to a hospital two days ago. He was transported from a temporary detention facility of Kastrychnitski district police department for a medical check-up. ‘On the third day of detention his blood pressure grew high. He was put in to hospital on initiative of policemen. I think that after Kazulin’s hunger strike policemen are afraid of hunger strikes, including ones in temporary detention facilities,’ said the prisoner’s brother Andzhei Pachobut.

Stanislau Pachobut was detained on 16 November before the solidarity action, and on the next day, after listening to a few policemen’s testimonies, judge Dzmitry Matsiak sentenced him to 5 days of jail, allegedly for ‘petty hooliganism’ (article 156 of the Administrative Code).

In the court room Mr. Pachobut announced a hunger-strike, but in two days he had to stop it, as he was sent to a hospital. However, policemen said that after being discharged he would have to go back to prison for two days, as he had served three days out of five.

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