New political soldier: Yauhen Skrabets taken to army forcibly

2009 2009-09-18T16:45:20+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Yauhen Skrabets

Yauhen Skrabets

A “Young Front” activist from Brest will start service since September 21.

The young activist was given a call to come to the collecting point. On September 21 he is sent to the military unit near Mahilyou. Yauhen Skrabets will serve in railway troops, Radio Svaboda informs.

As we have informed, the military enlistment office started a “hunt” against Brest Young Front member, including his abduction by the unknown, and forcible putting him in a hospital.

Despite of the fact that the young man has a serious back problem, which does not allow him to go to the army, a repeat medical board called on demand of the military enlistment office, found him able-bodied.

“I will sign the last documents on Friday. I asked to make them in Belarusian. On Monday I will go to “do my constitutional duty”, Yauhen Skrabets said.

Though the activist has written dozens of appeals and applications to the military enlistment office and the prosecutor’s office concerning this illegal persecution, they were ineffective; and now Yauhen Skrabets is preparing a petition to the court.