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Hearing of Shatsikava’s Lawsuit Postponed

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The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On June 18th, Judge Siarhei Karaliou of Leninski court of Mahiliou began to consider the lawsuit filed by Krystsina Shatsikava against Lenisnki prosecutor’s office of Mahiliou. The activist of the pro-democratic movement intends to cancel the ruling of prosecution investigator Raman Dzmitrychenka. The investigator refused to instigate proceedings against police officers who violently took her to a mental hospital on March 23rd, and against the administration of the hospital who kept her in the hospital by force for three days.

The ruling of the prosecutor’s office points out that the ground for violent hospitalization of Krystsina was a “collective complaint”, that is why the actions of the police officers and medical staff were legal. Allegedly, they acted according to the laws About Police and About Psychiatric Assistance and Guarantees of the Citizens’ Rights While Rendering It.

However, the names of the residents of the apartment block who allegedly signed the complaint remain unknown. All the same, the police refuse to reveal the names of those who ruled to take the activist to hospital.

The prosecutor’s office found out that Krystsina was taken to the mental hospital by field officers Badzeyeu and Vauchkouo headed by police captain Karniyenka. Krystsina Shatsikava filed a lawsuit against these policemen and against the staff of the regional psychiatric hospital.

The prosecutor asked for a break in the hearing because he needed time to prepare his statement. Judge Siarhei Karaliou decided to give him the time and appointed the next hearing to June 21st.

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