Zmitser Khvedaruk taken to hospital again

2009 2009-05-28T18:11:50+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

“Young Front” activist Zmitser Khvedaruk, forcefully drafted into the army, has been taken to the Belarusian Military Hospital.

The guy, who has problems with ear, is to spend 10 days in hospital expects the weekend, when he won’t undergo medical procedures, writes.

It should be reminded that on January 28, 2009, “Young Front” activist from Minsk Zmitser Khvedaruk was guarded to the military enlistment office, and then to a prison in Akrestsin Street allegedly for serving a punishment for participation in a rally on May 1, 2008. It became known later that there wasn’t a court decision. Nevertheless, Khvedaruk had to spend two days in prison. Handcuffed, he was guarded for a medical examination to Minsk hospital #14. The medical board found Zmitser Khvedaruk fit for military service in spite of a surgery on a vein carried out a month ago and a number of chronic diseases.

Handcuffed, the “Young Front” activist was guarded to a military unit in Zhodzina, though Zmitser was a student of the Theological College and had a medical exemption from the military service. He didn’t have a medical record and an identity document.

Khvedaruk has been taken to hospital two times after his forceful call-up. Doctors found diseases incompatible with military service, but the youth activist was sent to the military unit again.

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