No Case Brought on Use of Punitive Psychiatry towards Krystsina Shatsikava

2007 2007-05-11T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”


Mahiliou activist Krystsina Shatsikava was refused of bringing the lawsuit concerning her detainment and hospitalization. In the notice received by K.Shatsikava by mail it is said that Leninski prosecutor’s office of Mahiliou investigated the claim and found out that the officials of Mahiliou regional psycho-hospital as well as the staff of the department for internal affairs of the Mahiliou regional executive committee who had detained K.Shatsikava and brought her to the hospital did not go beyond the law On police and the law On psychiatric medical assistance and non-violation of civil rights while its rendering.

’It became known’, K.Shatsikava informed BelaPAN, ‘that 4 people from my block of flats at 63 Pushkin Avenue had written a group claim that I suffer psycho-disease, threaten my neighbors and complain of their intention to poison me. On this ground 26 March I was detained. The psychiatric medical commission who examined me made the conclusion that I did not need any hospitalization and forced treatment. Then I was discharged.’

K.Shatsikava reported that after consulting the lawyer she decided to lodge a claim to the court. ‘I will keep struggling. For me the reason of my detainment and refusal of bringing the lawsuit was a shock’, the activist, mother of two minors, declared.

23 March K.Shatsikava was kidnapped by strangers who were, as it became known afterwards, the militiamen of the special emergency regiment of the Mahiliou regional executive committee near Passat cafe. They brought the woman to the psycho-hospital where she had been kept by force for three days.’